The oVirt Project is pleased to announce the availability of the Second
Beta Release of oVirt 4.2.0, as of November 15th, 2017

This is pre-release software. This pre-release should not to be used in
production.

Please take a look at our community page[1] to learn how to ask questions
and interact with developers and users.
All issues or bugs should be reported via oVirt Bugzilla[2].

This update is the second beta release of the 4.2.0 version. This release
brings more than 240 enhancements and more than one thousand bug fixes,
including more than 430 high or urgent severity fixes, on top of oVirt 4.1
series.

What's new in oVirt 4.2.0?


   -

   The Administration Portal has been completely redesigned using
   Patternfly, a widely adopted standard in web application design. It now
   features a cleaner, more intuitive design, for an improved user experience.
   -

   There is an all-new VM Portal for non-admin users.
   -

   A new High Performance virtual machine type has been added to the New VM
   dialog box in the Administration Portal.
   -

   Open Virtual Network (OVN) adds support for Open vSwitch software
   defined networking (SDN).
   -

   oVirt now supports Nvidia vGPU.
   -

   The ovirt-ansible-roles package helps users with common administration
   tasks.
   -

   Virt-v2v now supports Debian/Ubuntu based VMs.


For more information about these and other features, check out the oVirt
4.2.0 blog post
<https://ovirt.org/blog/2017/11/introducing-ovirt-4.2.0-beta/>.

This release is available now on x86_64 architecture for:

* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 or later

* CentOS Linux (or similar) 7.4 or later

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

* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 or later

* CentOS Linux (or similar) 7.4 or later

* oVirt Node 4.2 (available for x86_64 only)

See the release notes draft [3] for installation / upgrade instructions and
a list of new features and bugs fixed.

Notes:

- oVirt Appliance is already available.

- An async release of oVirt Node will follow soon.

Additional Resources:

* Read more about the oVirt 4.2.0 release highlights:
http://www.ovirt.org/release/4.2.0/

* 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] https://www.ovirt.org/community/

[2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/enter_bug.cgi?classification=oVirt

[3] http://www.ovirt.org/release/4.2.0/
[4] http://resources.ovirt.org/pub/ovirt-4.2-pre/iso/

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