Appendix D. Removing the Red Hat Virtualization Manager

You can use the engine-cleanup command to remove specific components or all components of the Red Hat Virtualization Manager.


A backup of the Manager database and a compressed archive of the PKI keys and configuration are always automatically created. These files are saved under /var/lib/ovirt-engine/backups/, and include the date and engine- and engine-pki- in their file names respectively.


  1. Run the following command on the Manager machine:

    # engine-cleanup
  2. You are prompted whether to remove all Red Hat Virtualization Manager components:

    • Type Yes and press Enter to remove all components:

      Do you want to remove all components? (Yes, No) [Yes]:
    • Type No and press Enter to select the components to remove. You can select whether to retain or remove each component individually:

      Do you want to remove Engine database content? All data will be lost (Yes, No) [No]:
      Do you want to remove PKI keys? (Yes, No) [No]:
      Do you want to remove PKI configuration? (Yes, No) [No]:
      Do you want to remove Apache SSL configuration? (Yes, No) [No]:
  3. You are given another opportunity to change your mind and cancel the removal of the Red Hat Virtualization Manager. If you choose to proceed, the ovirt-engine service is stopped, and your environment’s configuration is removed in accordance with the options you selected.

    During execution engine service will be stopped (OK, Cancel) [OK]:
    ovirt-engine is about to be removed, data will be lost (OK, Cancel) [Cancel]:OK
  4. Remove the Red Hat Virtualization packages:

    # yum remove rhvm* vdsm-bootstrap