The oVirt project is excited to announce the general availability of oVirt 4.4.2 , as of September 17th, 2020.

This release unleashes an altogether more powerful and flexible open source virtualization solution that encompasses hundreds of individual changes and a wide range of enhancements across the engine, storage, network, user interface, and analytics, as compared to oVirt 4.3.

Important notes before you install / upgrade

Please note that oVirt 4.4 only supports clusters and data centers with compatibility version 4.2 and above. If clusters or data centers are running with an older compatibility version, you need to upgrade them to at least 4.2 (4.3 is recommended).

Please note that in RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 several devices that worked on EL7 are no longer supported.

For example, the megaraid_sas driver is removed. If you use Enterprise Linux 8 hosts you can try to provide the necessary drivers for the deprecated hardware using the DUD method (See the users’ mailing list thread on this at )


What’s new in oVirt 4.4.2 Release?

This update is the second in a series of stabilization updates to the 4.4 series.

This release is available now on x86_64 architecture for:

This release supports Hypervisor Hosts on x86_64 and ppc64le architectures for:

oVirt Node 4.4 based on CentOS Linux 8.2 (available for x86_64 only) will be released separately due to a blocker issue (Bug 1837864).

oVirt Node and Appliance have been updated, including:

See the release notes [1] for installation instructions and a list of new features and bugs fixed.


Additional resources:




Lev Veyde

Senior Software Engineer, RHCE | RHCVA | MCITP

Red Hat Israel |