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Registering A Previously-Managed Oracle VM Server Produces The Error "has been managed" or "OVM-2008 ..." (Doc ID 789936.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 2.1.2 to 2.2 [Release OVM212 to OVM22]
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86
Linux x86-64


In some cases, you need to re-register an OracleVM Server managed by an OracleVM manager to a new manager.  Embedded in each server are records of its current affiliation.  These records will prevent the server from being registered again.  Usually dropping a server from a pool removes these records, but should an error prevent that it is possible to remove the setting manually.

During creating a new server pool with the existing OVM Server, you could come across the error on Oracle VM 2.1.2 like below:

The same error has a different appearance on 2.1.5 and 2.2.0:


Try to manage a OVM server once managed by another OVM manager.


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