oVirt 4.4.3 Second Release Candidate is now available for testing

The oVirt Project is pleased to announce the availability of oVirt 4.4.3 Second Release Candidate for testing, as of September 25th, 2020.

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

How to prevent hosts entering emergency mode after upgrade from oVirt 4.4.1

Note: Upgrading from 4.4.2 GA should not require re-doing these steps, if already performed while upgrading from 4.4.1 to 4.4.2 GA. These are only required to be done once.

Due to Bug 1837864 - Host enter emergency mode after upgrading to latest build 

If you have your root file system on a multipath device on your hosts you should be aware that after upgrading from 4.4.1 to 4.4.3 you may get your host entering emergency mode.

In order to prevent this be sure to upgrade oVirt Engine first, then on your hosts:

  1. Remove the current lvm filter while still on 4.4.1, or in emergency mode (if rebooted).

  2. Reboot.

  3. Upgrade to 4.4.3 (redeploy in case of already being on 4.4.3).

  4. Run vdsm-tool config-lvm-filter to confirm there is a new filter in place.

  5. Only if not using oVirt Node:
    - run "dracut --force --add multipath” to rebuild initramfs with the correct filter configuration

  6. Reboot.


Important notes before you try it

Please note this is a pre-release build.

The oVirt Project makes no guarantees as to its suitability or usefulness.

This pre-release must not be used in production.

Installation instructions

For installation instructions and additional information please refer to:


This release is available now on x86_64 architecture for:

* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 or newer

* CentOS Linux (or similar) 8.2 or newer

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

* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 or newer

* CentOS Linux (or similar) 8.2 or newer

* oVirt Node 4.4 based on CentOS Linux 8.2 (available for x86_64 only)

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


- oVirt Appliance is already available for CentOS Linux 8

- oVirt Node NG is already available for CentOS Linux 8

Additional Resources:

* Read more about the oVirt 4.4.3 release highlights: http://www.ovirt.org/release/4.4.3/

* Get more oVirt project updates on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ovirt

* Check out the latest project news on the oVirt blog: http://www.ovirt.org/blog/

[1] http://www.ovirt.org/release/4.4.3/

[2] http://resources.ovirt.org/pub/ovirt-4.4-pre/iso/


Lev Veyde

Senior Software Engineer, RHCE | RHCVA | MCITP

Red Hat Israel

lev@redhat.com | lveyde@redhat.com