On April 3, 2020 5:19:35 PM GMT+03:00, Sandro Bonazzola <sbona...@redhat.com> 
wrote:
>oVirt 4.4.0 Beta release refresh is now available for testing
>
>The oVirt Project is excited to announce the availability of the beta
>release of oVirt 4.4.0 refresh for testing, as of April 3rd, 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 on top of oVirt 4.3.
>
>Important notes before you try it
>
>Please note this is a Beta release.
>
>The oVirt Project makes no guarantees as to its suitability or
>usefulness.
>
>This pre-release must not be used in production.
>
>In particular, please note that upgrades from 4.3 and future upgrades
>from
>this beta to the final 4.4 release from this version are not supported.
>
>Some of the features included in oVirt 4.4.0 Beta require content that
>will
>be available in CentOS Linux 8.2 but can’t be tested on RHEL 8.2 beta
>yet
>due to some incompatibility in openvswitch package shipped in CentOS
>Virt
>SIG which requires to rebuild openvswitch on top of CentOS 8.2.
>
>Known Issues
>
>   -
>
> ovirt-imageio development is still in progress. In this beta you can’t
>upload images to data domains using the engine web application. You can
>still copy iso images into the deprecated ISO domain for installing VMs
>or
>upload and download to/from data domains is fully functional via the
>REST
>   API and SDK.
>   For uploading and downloading via the SDK, please see:
>     -
>https://github.com/oVirt/ovirt-engine-sdk/blob/master/sdk/examples/upload_disk.py
>     -
>https://github.com/oVirt/ovirt-engine-sdk/blob/master/sdk/examples/download_disk.py
>Both scripts are standalone command line tools, try --help for more
>info.
>
>
>Installation instructions
>
>For the engine: either use appliance or:
>
>- Install CentOS Linux 8 minimal from
>http://centos.mirror.garr.it/centos/8.1.1911/isos/x86_64/CentOS-8.1.1911-x86_64-dvd1.iso
>
>- dnf install
>https://resources.ovirt.org/pub/yum-repo/ovirt-release44-pre.rpm
>
>- dnf update (reboot if needed)
>
>- dnf module enable -y javapackages-tools pki-deps 389-ds
>
>- dnf install ovirt-engine
>
>- engine-setup
>
>For the nodes:
>
>Either use oVirt Node ISO or:
>
>- Install CentOS Linux 8 from
>http://centos.mirror.garr.it/centos/8.1.1911/isos/x86_64/CentOS-8.1.1911-x86_64-dvd1.iso
>; select minimal installation
>
>- dnf install
>https://resources.ovirt.org/pub/yum-repo/ovirt-release44-pre.rpm
>
>- dnf update (reboot if needed)
>
>- Attach the host to engine and let it be deployed.
>
>What’s new in oVirt 4.4.0 Beta?
>
>   -
>
>Hypervisors based on CentOS Linux 8 (rebuilt from award winning RHEL8),
>   for both oVirt Node and standalone CentOS Linux hosts
>   -
>
>   Easier network management and configuration flexibility with
>   NetworkManager
>   -
>
>   VMs based on a more modern Q35 chipset with legacy seabios and UEFI
>   firmware
>   -
>
>   Support for direct passthrough of local host disks to VMs
>   -
>
>   Live migration improvements for High Performance guests.
>   -
>
>  New Windows Guest tools installer based on WiX framework now moved to
>   VirtioWin project
>   -
>
>   Dropped support for cluster level prior to 4.2
>   -
>
>   Dropped SDK3 support
>   -
>
>  4K disks support only for file based storage. iSCSI/FC storage do not
>   support 4k disks yet.
>   -
>
>   Exporting a VM to a data domain
>   -
>
>   Editing of floating disks
>   -
>
>   Integrating ansible-runner into engine, which allows a more detailed
>   monitoring of playbooks executed from engine
>   -
>
>   Adding/reinstalling hosts are now completely based on Ansible
>   -
>
>  The OpenStack Neutron Agent cannot be configured by oVirt anymore, it
>   should be configured by TripleO instead
>
>
>This release is available now on x86_64 architecture for:
>
>* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1
>
>* CentOS Linux (or similar) 8.1
>
>This release supports Hypervisor Hosts on x86_64 and ppc64le
>architectures
>for:
>
>* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1
>
>* CentOS Linux (or similar) 8.1
>
>* oVirt Node 4.4 based on CentOS Linux 8.1 (available for x86_64 only)
>
>See the release notes [1] for installation instructions and a list of
>new
>features and bugs fixed.
>
>If you manage more than one oVirt instance, OKD or RDO we also
>recommend to
>try ManageIQ <http://manageiq.org/>.
>
>In such a case, please be sure  to take the qc2 image and not the ova
>image.
>
>Notes:
>
>- 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 4.4.0 release highlights:
>http://www.ovirt.org/release/4.4.0/
>
>* 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] http://www.ovirt.org/release/4.4.0/
>
>[2] http://resources.ovirt.org/pub/ovirt-4.4-pre/iso/

Hey Sandro,

Can you clarify which CPUs will not be supported  in 4.4 ?
Also, does oVirt 4.4 support teaming or it is still staying with bonding. 
Network Manager was mentioned, but it's not very clear.
What is the version of gluster bundled  with 4.4 ?

Best Regards,
Strahil Nikolov
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