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Red Hat Virtualization 4.1

Self-Hosted Engine Guide

Installing and Maintaining the Red Hat Virtualization Self-Hosted Engine

Red Hat Virtualization Documentation Team

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Abstract

A comprehensive guide to the self-hosted engine.
1. Introduction
2. Deploying Self-Hosted Engine
2.1. Initiating Self-Hosted Engine Deployment on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Hosts
2.1.1. Installing the Self-Hosted Engine Packages
2.1.2. Initiating Self-Hosted Engine Deployment
2.2. Initiating Self-Hosted Engine Deployment on Red Hat Virtualization Host
2.3. Deploying the Self-Hosted Engine
2.4. Administering the Manager Virtual Machine
2.5. Configuring Memory Slots Reserved for the Self-Hosted Engine on Additional Hosts
3. Troubleshooting a Self-Hosted Engine Deployment
3.1. Troubleshooting the Manager Virtual Machine
3.2. Cleaning Up a Failed Self-hosted Engine Deployment
4. Migrating from Bare Metal to a RHEL-Based Self-Hosted Environment
4.1. Migrating to a Self-Hosted Environment
5. Maintenance and Upgrading Resources
5.1. Maintaining the Self-Hosted Engine
5.2. Removing a Host from a Self-Hosted Engine Environment
5.3. Upgrading a Self-Hosted Engine Environment
5.4. Updating the Self-Hosted Engine Manager Between Minor Releases
5.5. Upgrading a RHEV-H 3.6 Self-Hosted Engine to a RHVH 4.1 Self-Hosted Engine
6. Backing up and Restoring a RHEL-Based Self-Hosted Environment
6.1. Backing up the Self-Hosted Engine Manager Virtual Machine
6.2. Restoring the Self-Hosted Engine Environment
6.2.1. Creating a New Self-Hosted Engine Environment to be Used as the Restored Environment
6.2.2. Restoring the Self-Hosted Engine Manager
6.2.3. Restoring the Self-Hosted Engine Manager Manually
6.2.4. Removing Non-Operational Hosts from a Restored Self-Hosted Engine Environment
7. Installing Additional Hosts to a Self-Hosted Environment
8. Migrating the Self-Hosted Engine Database to a Remote Server Database