1.4. Upgrading the Manager from 4.2 to 4.3

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:

    # engine-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 you encounter a required Ansible package conflict during the update, see Cannot perform yum update on my RHV manager (ansible conflict).


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

The Manager is now upgraded to version 4.3.

You can now update the hosts.