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
Note

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:

Important

Keep the environment up to date. See https://access.redhat.com/articles/2974891 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.