Hosted engine setup fails when adding additional host to the environment.

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It is not possible to add additional RHEV-H to the self hosted engine environment. The deployment tool reports:

[ INFO  ] Engine replied: DB Up!Welcome to Health Status!
[ ERROR ] Cannot automatically add the host to cluster Default: Cannot add Host. SSH authentication failed, verify authentication parameters are correct (Username/Password, public-key etc.) You may refer to the engine.log file for further details.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) 3.6
  • Hosted engine

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