RHV: Hosted Engine VM is Up but a host continuously tries to start it.

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  • HostedEngine HA Agent continuously tries to start a already running HostedEngine VM.
  • User is flooded with mails stating "Hosted engine host: changed state: EngineMaybeAway-EngineDown."
  • Administration Portal is filled with messages such as "VM HostedEngine is down with error. Exit message: resource busy: Failed to acquire lock: Lease is held by another host."


  • Red Hat Virtualization 4.0, 4.1
    • Hosted Engine
    • Block Storage

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