SCVMM Server Status Migration Failed

My System Center Virtual Machine Manager server status is stuck on "Migration Failed" in Virtual Machine Manager.  When attempting to migrate the storage to another cluster shared volume the process failed and I am unable to repair or undo the failed job.  Prior to this the VM that runs VMM was highly available and I was able to live migrate it successfully, now the VM boots and runs VMM but I am unable to move it from host to host, the status is stuck on "Migration failed" and I am unable to view/change any of the properties.  

The error code given is Error (2903), " VMM could not locate the specified file [path and name of .avhd] on the host server.  This file might be required as part of another object.  (The system cannot find the file specified (0x80070002))."  Needless to say, the avhd file does not exist.

I attempted to export/import the VM but the imported VM would not allow me to connect to VMM and was stuck in the same Migration Failed state.  Is there a way to salvage my current SCVMM server?  Otherwise is there a way to bring up another SCVMM server and pull in the database without disrupting the current environment?  

This is a 2008 R2 standard server running SCVMM 2008 R2.

Thanks!

David
d_voogdAsked:
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msmamjiCommented:
Removing the host(hosting the VM for the VMM) from the VMM Server and re-adding it should ought to do it.

However, I do have a concern with you running the SCVMM as VM on the Host, managed by the same VMM. This will also create issues in the future.
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d_voogdAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the response!  I've got the host in maintenance mode and the 'remove host' option is still grayed out.  I will try to remove it using the power shell commands.  I'm leaving for the weekend so I will have to wait until Monday.  I'll post back with the results either way.
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d_voogdAuthor Commented:
The solution was correct and greatly appreciated.  Putting it in to action was more involved than was stated but it was enough to get me started down the right path.
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d_voogdAuthor Commented:
Sorry, I meant to be more specific.  Initially I was unable to remove the host server until I evicted it from the cluster in the failover cluster manager (causing the VMM server VM to migrate to a new host).  After it was removed from the cluster I was able to remove it from VMM.  A refresh of the host cluster and the VM was displaying correctly again!  Then re-add the host to the cluster and re-add it again to the VMM.
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