oVirt Node 4.4.2 is now generally available
The oVirt project is pleased to announce the general availability of oVirt
Node 4.4.2 , as of September 25th, 2020.
This release completes the oVirt 4.4.2 release published on September 17th
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
How to prevent hosts entering emergency mode after upgrade from oVirt 4.4.1
Due to Bug 1837864 <https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=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 4.4.2 you may get your
host entering emergency mode.
In order to prevent this be sure to upgrade oVirt Engine first, then on
Remove the current lvm filter while still on 4.4.1, or in emergency mode
Upgrade to 4.4.2 (redeploy in case of already being on 4.4.2).
Run vdsm-tool config-lvm-filter to confirm there is a new filter in
Only if not using oVirt Node:
- run "dracut --force --add multipath” to rebuild initramfs with the
correct filter configuration
If you want to try oVirt as quickly as possible, follow the instructions
on the Download <https://ovirt.org/download/>
For complete installation, administration, and usage instructions, see
the oVirt Documentation <https://ovirt.org/documentation/>
For upgrading from a previous version, see the oVirt Upgrade Guide
For a general overview of oVirt, see About oVirt
What’s new in oVirt Node 4.4.2 Release?
oVirt Node has been updated, including:
oVirt 4.4.2: http://www.ovirt.org/release/4.4.2/
Glusterfs 7.7: https://docs.gluster.org/en/latest/release-notes/7.7/
Advanced Virtualization 8.2.1
See the release notes  for installation instructions and a list of new
features and bugs fixed.
Read more about the oVirt 4.4.2 release highlights:
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