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Hosted Engine: Indicate Host Running the Hosted Engine VM


Provide a visual indicator on the host running the hosted engine virtual machine in the hosts main tab of the administration portal user interface.


  • Name: Phillip Bailey
  • Email: phillip@redhat.com

Detailed Description

  • The VDS business entity model must be updated to reflect whether it is hosting the hosted engine VM
  • The ovirt-engine web UI must be changed to display the indicator on the hosted engine host

Benefit to oVirt

  • A clear visual indicator will improve the user experience by adding to the amount of pertinent information available in the administration interface


  • Deploy hosted engine on a setup with at least 2 hosts
  • Determine the host on which the hosted engine VM is running
  • Confirm in the web UI that the indicator is displayed on the correct host