11.3. Updating the Red Hat Virtualization Manager


Be sure to enable the correct repositories as detailed in Prerequisites. Otherwise, the upgrade might fail.

Updates to the Red Hat Virtualization Manager are released through the Content Delivery Network.


  1. Log in to the Manager machine.
  2. Check if updated packages are available:

    # engine-upgrade-check
  3. Update the setup packages:

    # yum update ovirt\*setup\* rh\*vm-setup-plugins
  4. Update the Red Hat Virtualization Manager with the engine-setup script. The engine-setup script prompts you with some configuration questions, then stops the ovirt-engine service, downloads and installs the updated packages, backs up and updates the database, performs post-installation configuration, and starts the ovirt-engine service.

    # engine-setup

    When the script completes successfully, the following message appears:

    Execution of setup completed successfully

    The engine-setup script is also used during the Red Hat Virtualization Manager installation process, and it stores the configuration values supplied. During an update, the stored values are displayed when previewing the configuration, and might not be up to date if engine-config was used to update configuration after installation. For example, if engine-config was used to update SANWipeAfterDelete to true after installation, engine-setup will output "Default SAN wipe after delete: False" in the configuration preview. However, the updated values will not be overwritten by engine-setup.


    The update process might take some time. Do not stop the process before it completes.

  5. Update the base operating system and any optional packages installed on the Manager:

    # yum update

    If any kernel packages were updated, reboot the machine to complete the update.