Chapter 1. Installation Overview

The self-hosted engine installation uses Ansible and the RHV-M Appliance (a pre-configured Manager virtual machine image) to automate the following tasks:

  • Configuring the first self-hosted engine node
  • Installing a Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtual machine on that node
  • Installing and configuring the Red Hat Virtualization Manager on that virtual machine
  • Configuring the self-hosted engine storage domain

The RHV-M Appliance is only used during installation. It is not used to upgrade the Manager.

Installing a self-hosted engine environment involves the following steps:


Keep the environment up to date. See for more information. Since bug fixes for known issues are frequently released, Red Hat recommends using scheduled tasks to update the hosts and the Manager.