How to Clean Up a Failed Self-hosted Engine Deployment?

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  • If a self-hosted engine installation was interrupted and the deployment is re-run, the following error is shown:
    Failed to connect to broker, the number of errors has exceeded the limit (1).
  • In the installation logs (/var/log/ovirt-hosted-engine-setup/ovirt-hosted-engine-setup-*.log) you will see something like:

    2015-09-01 07:23:13 DEBUG otopi.context context._executeMethod:152 method exception
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/otopi/", line 142, in _executeMethod
      File "/usr/share/ovirt-hosted-engine-setup/plugins/ovirt-hosted-engine-setup/vm/", line 112, in _late_setup
    RuntimeError: Cannot setup Hosted Engine with other VMs running
    2015-09-01 07:23:13 ERROR otopi.context context._executeMethod:161 Failed to execute stage 'Environment setup': Cannot setup Hosted Engine with other VMs running


  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) >= 3.6
  • Self-hosted-engine on FibeChannel or iSCSI

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