Appendix E. Removing the standalone Red Hat Virtualization Manager

The engine-cleanup command removes all components of the Red Hat Virtualization Manager and automatically backs up the following:

  • the Grafana database, in /var/lib/grafana/
  • the Manager database in /var/lib/ovirt-engine/backups/
  • a compressed archive of the PKI keys and configuration in /var/lib/ovirt-engine/backups/

Backup file names include the date and time.


You should use this procedure only on a standalone installation of the Red Hat Virtualization Manager.


  1. Run the following command on the Manager machine:

    # engine-cleanup
  2. The Manager service must be stopped before proceeding. You are prompted to confirm. Enter OK to proceed:

    During execution engine service will be stopped (OK, Cancel) [OK]:
  3. You are prompted to confirm that you want to remove all Manager components. Enter OK to remove all components, or Cancel to exit engine-cleanup:

    All the installed ovirt components are about to be removed, data will be lost (OK, Cancel) [Cancel]: OK

    engine-cleanup details the components that are removed, and the location of backup files.

  4. Remove the Red Hat Virtualization packages:

    # dnf remove rhvm* vdsm-bootstrap