You can upgrade the {engine-name} to the latest version with the ovirt-fast-forward-upgrade tool. ovirt-fast-forward-upgrade detects the current version of the {engine-name} and checks for available upgrades. If an upgrade is available, the tool upgrades the {engine-name} to the next major version, and continues to upgrade the {engine-name} until the latest version is installed.

During the upgrade process, the tool might pause and prompt you to manually complete some upgrade tasks, such as upgrading hosts or the cluster compatibility version. You can leave ovirt-fast-forward-upgrade paused while you complete these tasks.

ovirt-fast-forward-upgrade supports the following upgrade paths:

  • Upgrading a standalone {engine-name} with local databases

  • Upgrading a self-hosted engine environment using local databases

ovirt-fast-forward-upgrade upgrades the {engine-name}. You need to manually upgrade the hosts, and compatibility versions of clusters and data centers, and you need to reboot any running virtual machines. See [Updating_all_hosts_in_a_cluster_minor_updates] to upgrade the hosts.

ovirt-fast-forward-upgrade does not support {virt-product-fullname} environments deployed and managed with Satellite.