Why HE deployment/restore is failing with error "Engine VM is not running, please check vdsm logs"

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  • The deployment of hosted engine fails at the last stage with below error in the deployment log.
2019-04-09 21:45:59,360+0000 DEBUG otopi.ovirt_hosted_engine_setup.ansible_utils ansible_utils._process_output:94 {u'msg': u'Engine VM is not running, please check vdsm logs', u'changed': False, u'_ansible_no_log': False}
  • The HostedEngineLocal VM was migrated to the shared storage and then it was never started.


  • Red Hat Virtualization 4.2.

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