This section describes the system requirements, installation and configuration procedures for CloudEOS and vEOS.


A server can be either a hardware or software entity.

A hardware server is the physical computer that executes the virtual machine manager or hypervisor and all the virtual machines. This is also known as the host machine.

A software server is the hypervisor or virtual machine manager that hosts and manages the virtual machines. It is also sometimes referred to as the host. In this document specifically, the software server is comprised of RedHat Linux with virtualization support (KVM).