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7.3. Upgrading the Manager from 4.1 to 4.2

Upgrade the Red Hat Virtualization Manager from 4.1 to 4.2.


If the upgrade fails, the engine-setup command will attempt to roll your Red Hat Virtualization Manager installation back to its previous state. For this reason, the previous version’s repositories must not be removed until after the upgrade is complete. If the upgrade fails, detailed instructions display that explain how to restore your installation.


  1. Enable the Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 repositories:

    # subscription-manager repos \
        --enable=rhel-7-server-rhv-4.2-manager-rpms \
        --enable=rhel-7-server-rhv-4-manager-tools-rpms \
        --enable=jb-eap-7-for-rhel-7-server-rpms \

    All other repositories remain the same across Red Hat Virtualization releases.

  2. Update the setup packages:

    # yum update ovirt\*setup\*
  3. Run engine-setup and follow the prompts to upgrade the Red Hat Virtualization Manager:

    # engine-setup

    If you changed the default trust keystore password, you might get a keystore certificate error. If so, update the configuration to reflect the correct password. For more information, see RHV 4.2 - Failed to import provider certificate into the external provider keystore

  4. Disable the Red Hat Virtualization 4.1 repositories to ensure the system does not use any 4.1 packages:

    # subscription-manager repos \
        --disable=rhel-7-server-rhv-4.1-rpms \
        --disable=rhel-7-server-rhv-4.1-manager-rpms \
        --disable=rhel-7-server-rhv-4-tools-rpms \
        --disable=jb-eap-7.0-for-rhel-7-server-rpms \
  5. Update the base operating system:

    # yum update
  6. Reboot the machine.
  7. If Data Warehouse is installed on a separate machine, log in to that machine and restart the ovirt-engine-dwhd service:

    # systemctl restart ovirt-engine-dwhd

You can now update the hosts.