On Wed, May 20, 2020 11:19 am, Sandro Bonazzola wrote: > Il giorno mer 20 mag 2020 alle ore 16:33 <tho...@hoberg.net> ha scritto: > >> My enthusiasm for CentOS8 is limited. >> My enthusiasm for a hard migration even more so. >> So how much time do I have before 4.3 becomes inoperable? >> > > oVirt 4.3.10 is approaching GA and we expect 4.3.11 to be released too > before declaring 4.3 at the end of life. > After that, 4.3 should keep working till CentOS 7 or any other repo on the > system will break it with some incompatible change. > I totally understand system administrators' point of view and how > difficult > it is to find a good maintenance window for a busy production > environment, ensuring backups are recent enough, check new requirements > matching, give it a try on a test environment if it's available and so on. > That said, I would really encourage starting to plan a maintenance window > for upgrading to 4.4 as soon as practical. > It will be easier to help with upgrade from 4.3 at this time than 2 years > from now when 4.3 can be broken (or new hardware replacement will be > missing drivers on CentOS 7) and there won't be any additional release for > fixing upgrade incompatibilities.
I can't speak to other people, but the lack of "ovirt-shell" for 4.4 is a deal-breaker for me to upgrade at this time, and probably for the forseeable future. I've been working on migrating my mail server for 3 years now and still haven't finished that; migrating ovirt to a new platform that requires new startup support?? Haha. Granted, I suspect SOME of the reasons I have this script might be implemented in 4.4 (e.g. auto-start of VMs). However, my understanding of the auto-start feature is that it's really an auto-restart -- it will restart a VM that was running if the datacenter crashes, but if I shut it down manually and then "reboot" the cluster, those VMs wont come back automatically. As I am on a single-host system, I need it to start from a clean shutdown and bring up all the VMs in addition to dealing with power-outage reboots. I work from the "if it aint broke, don't fix it" camp. So I think I'm going to stick with 4.3 until I can't anymore. I am happy to share my startup script if someone else wants to port it to work with 4.4. :-) -derek -- Derek Atkins 617-623-3745 de...@ihtfp.com www.ihtfp.com Computer and Internet Security Consultant _______________________________________________ Users mailing list -- email@example.com To unsubscribe send an email to users-le...@ovirt.org Privacy Statement: https://www.ovirt.org/privacy-policy.html oVirt Code of Conduct: https://www.ovirt.org/community/about/community-guidelines/ List Archives: https://firstname.lastname@example.org/message/NHIGVCJOWLGUB4LJOKXNTFUJRNVYA5RB/