On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 10:49 AM 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 9th, 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 to 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 tool, 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
>

This is not correct, we should use:

  dnf module enable -y javapackages-tools pki-deps postgresql:12

- 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/
>
> --
>
> Sandro Bonazzola
>
> MANAGER, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, EMEA R&D RHV
>
> Red Hat EMEA <https://www.redhat.com/>
>
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