Yum is nice package manager for RPM-based systems. If you are already using yum, you can set up OpenVZ yum repository and install/update OpenVZ software using yum.
Download openvz.repo file and put it to
/etc/yum.repos.d/ directory on your server. You are all set.
If you have OpenVZ already installed, just run
# yum update
periodically to keep your system up to date.
 New installation
# yum install ovzkernel vzctl
to install OpenVZ on your system.
|Note: barely installing those packages is not enough to have OpenVZ up and running on your system. For full installation instructions, see Quick installation.|
 Additional kernels
openvz.repo by default enables only one repository — the one which contains latest stable kernel and tools. If you want to run some other OpenVZ kernel (e.g. development one, or a kernel made from some vendor's one), please edit
/etc/yum.repos.d/openvz.repo manually, changing the line
enable=1 for the kernel you want.
 Fedora Core 6: complain about newer kernel
On Fedora 6 system you can get the error while installing OpenVZ kernel using yum, like this one:
Transaction Check Error: package kernel-2.6.18-1.2869.fc6 (which is newer than kernel-2.6.18-ovz028test010.1) is already installed package kernel-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6 (which is newer than kernel-2.6.18-ovz028test010.1) is already installed
To work around this, disable kernel packages in fedora-core and fedora-updates repositories, by adding this line:
exclude=kernel kernel-smp kernel-enterprise
- [core] section of /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-core.repo file
- [updates] section of /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo file