Attempts to install Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor 6.3 using PXE fail with 'Volume group "HostVG" not found'

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  • Installing RHEV Hypervisor using PXE boot fails with the error:

    Starting ovirt-firstboot: Config boot.
      Volume group "HostVG" not found
      Skipping volume group HostVG
    Local storage must be configured prior to installing
    Automatic installation failed. Please review console messages.
    Press Enter to drop to emergency shell.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor (RHEV-H) 6.3
  • PXE Boot configured with options "... upgrade ... bootif=eth0"

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