oVirt 4.3.9 Release Notes

The oVirt Project is pleased to announce the availability of the 4.3.9 release as of March 19, 2020.

oVirt is a free open-source distributed virtualization solution, designed to manage your entire enterprise infrastructure. oVirt uses the trusted KVM hypervisor and is built upon several other community projects, including libvirt, Gluster, PatternFly, and Ansible.

This release is available now for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 and CentOS Linux 7.7 (or similar).

If you’d like to try oVirt as quickly as possible, follow the instructions on the Download page.

For complete installation, administration, and usage instructions, see the oVirt Documentation.

For a general overview of oVirt, read the About oVirt page.

To learn about features introduced before 4.3.9, see the release notes for previous versions.

  1. oVirt 4.3.9 Release Notes
    1. What’s New in 4.3.9?
      1. Enhancements
        1. oVirt Engine
      2. Bug Fixes
        1. oVirt Engine
        2. VDSM
      3. Other
        1. oVirt Engine
        2. oVirt Host Deploy
        3. oVirt Hosted Engine Setup
        4. oVirt Engine Metrics
      4. No Doc Update
        1. oVirt Engine
        2. Contributors

What’s New in 4.3.9?


oVirt Engine

  • BZ 1797496 Add RHCOS os to osinfo - for compatability API between 4.3 to 4.4


Support Red Hat CoreOS


Red Hat CoreOS is a new operation system that used mostly for containers solution. This bug only introduce the new operation system as part of back compatibility for 4.3 clusters.


It is possible to select Red Hat CoreOS operation system for a VM.

Bug Fixes

oVirt Engine

  • BZ 1808038 Unable to change Graphical Console of HE VM. [RHV clone - 4.3.9]

  • BZ 1792874 Hide partial engine-cleanup option [RHV clone - 4.3.9]


  • BZ 1795726 after_migration is not sent to the guest after migration [RHV clone - 4.3.9]


oVirt Engine

  • BZ 1801558 /etc/ovirt-provider-ovn/logger.conf should be included in the backup

  • BZ 1797659 [API]Have a generic way to initialize a VM in run-once

  • BZ 1809470 [HE] ovirt-provider-ovn is non-functional on 4.3.9 Hosted-Engine [RHV clone - 4.3.9]

oVirt Host Deploy

  • BZ 1613291 [text] log says ovirt-ha-agent is starting after HE undeploy but it’s actually being disabled and stopped

oVirt Hosted Engine Setup

  • BZ 1798834 Hosted engine redeploy failed at “Add IPv4 outbound route rules” ansible task.

oVirt Engine Metrics

  • BZ 1797023 In RHV Metric Store, installer vm does not take the static ip mentioned in the configuration file

No Doc Update

oVirt Engine

  • BZ 1789737 Import of OVA created from template fails with java.lang.NullPointerException [RHV clone - 4.3.9]

  • BZ 1782185 Accessing Storage > Volumes does not work


23 people contributed to this release:

Amit Bawer
Andrej Krejcir
Artur Socha
Asaf Rachmani
Dominik Holler
Eli Mesika
Evgeny Slutsky
Gal Zaidman
Lev Veyde
Liran Rotenberg
Marcin Sobczyk
Martin Perina
Milan Zamazal
Nir Soffer
Ravi Nori
Sandro Bonazzola
Shani Leviim
Sharon Gratch
Shirly Radco
Simone Tiraboschi
Vojtech Juranek
Yedidyah Bar David