10.6. Upgrading the Manager from 4.2 to 4.3

Follow these same steps when upgrading any of the following:

  • the Red Hat Virtualization Manager
  • a remote machine with the Data Warehouse service

You need to be logged into the machine that you are upgrading.


If the upgrade fails, the engine-setup command attempts to restore your Red Hat Virtualization Manager installation to its previous state. For this reason, do not remove the previous version’s repositories until after the upgrade is complete. If the upgrade fails, the engine-setup script explains how to restore your installation.


  1. Enable the Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 repositories:

    # subscription-manager repos \
        --enable=rhel-7-server-rhv-4.3-manager-rpms \

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

  2. Update the setup packages:

    # yum update ovirt\*setup\* rh\*vm-setup-plugins
  3. Run engine-setup and follow the prompts to upgrade the Red Hat Virtualization Manager, the remote database or remote service:

    # engine-setup

    During the upgrade process for the Manager, the engine-setup script might prompt you to disconnect the remote Data Warehouse database. You must disconnect it to continue the setup.

    When the script completes successfully, the following message appears:

    Execution of setup completed successfully
  4. Disable the Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 repositories to ensure the system does not use any 4.2 packages:

    # subscription-manager repos \
        --disable=rhel-7-server-rhv-4.2-manager-rpms \
  5. Update the base operating system:

    # yum update

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

The Manager is now upgraded to version 4.3.

10.6.1. Completing the remote Data Warehouse database upgrade

Complete these additional steps when upgrading a remote Data Warehouse database from PostgreSQL 9.5 to 10.


  1. The ovirt-engine-dwhd service is now running on the Manager machine. If the ovirt-engine-dwhd service is on a remote machine, stop and disable the ovirt-engine-dwhd service on the Manager machine, and remove the configuration files that engine-setup created:

    # systemctl stop ovirt-engine-dwhd
    # systemctl disable ovirt-engine-dwhd
    # rm -f /etc/ovirt-engine-dwh/ovirt-engine-dwhd.conf.d/*
  2. Repeat the steps in Section 10.6, “Upgrading the Manager from 4.2 to 4.3” on the machine hosting the ovirt-engine-dwhd service.

You can now update the hosts.