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.
- Click Compute → Hosts and select the host.
- Click Management → Maintenance and click OK.
- Click Installation → Reinstall.
- Click the Hosted Engine tab and select DEPLOY from the drop-down list.
- 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.