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5.4. Reinstalling an Existing Host as a Self-Hosted Engine Node

You can convert an existing, regular host in a self-hosted engine environment to a self-hosted engine node capable of hosting the Manager virtual machine.


  1. Click ComputeHosts and select the host.
  2. Click ManagementMaintenance and click OK.
  3. Click InstallationReinstall.
  4. Click the Hosted Engine tab and select DEPLOY from the drop-down list.
  5. Click OK.

The host is reinstalled with self-hosted engine configuration, and is flagged with a crown icon in the Administration Portal.

After reinstalling the hosts as self-hosted engine nodes, you can check the status of the new environment by running the following command on one of the nodes:

# hosted-engine --vm-status

If the new environment is running without issue, you can decommission the original physical Manager machine.