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Proxmox 5.0 is now available

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proxmox logo gradToday, the Proxmox VE team have released a new version of Proxmox, incrementing the major version to 5.0!

The new version packs in a raft of new features, the headline being the new Replicated Storage feature which enables batch style synchronisation of local storage volumes across servers.

You can download the ISO from https://www.proxmox.com/en/downloads/item/proxmox-ve-5-0-iso-installer

Highlights of the 5.0 release:

  • Based on Debian Stretch 9.0
  • Kernel 4.10.15
  • QEMU 2.9
  • LXC: update to 2.0.8
  • New asynchronous Storage Replication feature (needs ZFS, technology preview)
  • New/updated LXC templates (Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Arch Linux, Gentoo and Alpine)
  • Updated/improved noVNC console]
  • Ceph v12.1.0 Luminous (technology preview), packaged by Proxmox
  • Live migration with local storage
  • GUI improvements
    • USB und Host PCI address visibility
    • improved bulk and filtering options
  • Improved installation ISO
  • Importing Qemu/KVM_Virtual_Machines#_importing_virtual_machines_from_foreign_hypervisors
  • Improved reference documentation with screenshots
  • Countless bug fixes and package updates

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Before updating, make sure all your VM’s have been stopped, both LXC and KVM. Ensure you have the required repository entries for apt. You’ll either need a valid license key or to add the less stable pve-no-subscription repository.

Update your apt for Debian, edit /etc/apt/sources.list and replace it with:

And your Proxmox repository source /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pve-enterprise.list to the below. See Proxmox 3.1 package/ updates manager (this also works for version 5.x) for more information.

Run the below commands on each server in your cluster.

Restart all Proxmox servers to complete the installation.


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Proxmox 5.0 Beta 2 is Now Available

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proxmox logo gradThe Proxmox VE team have released a new BETA version of their 5.0 branch to the public.

Proxmox 5.0 beta 1 was released recently, and now the team have released the 2nd beta fixing numerous bugs.

  • Based on Debian Stretch
  • Kernel 4.10
  • Updated qemu 2.9 that supports nested virtualization
  • New Ceph Luminous (12) which is the next LTS.

You can download the ISO from their download site and install it onto a new machine. You can also upgrade an existing Proxmox 4.x release to the new 5.0 release following these instructions.

It’s worth noting that the Proxmox team state that any BETA version of release 5.0 will be upgradeable to the full 5.0 when it’s available through apt.

As this is a BETA version, it’s not recommended in a production environment and should only be used for testing.

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Proxmox 4.2 is now available

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proxmox logo gradA new version of Proxmox has been released building on the solid foundations laid down with the version 4 branch of Proxmox VE. The latest version 4.2 brings a new GUI, integration with Let’s Encrypt, updated packages and countless bug fixes.

You can download the ISO from https://www.proxmox.com/en/downloads/category/iso-images-pve

Highlights of the 4.2 release:

  • Based on Debian 8.4
  • New GUI using Sencha Ext JS 6
  • Let’s Encrypt support
  • Numerous LXC updates
    • Ability to add network rate limits
    • Add mount points via the GUI
    • Improved backups

Upgrade

Before updating, make sure all your VM’s have been stopped, both LXC and KVM. Ensure you have the required repository entries for apt-get. You’ll either need a valid license key or to add the less stable pve-no-subscription repository. See Proxmox 3.1 package/ updates manager (this also works for version 4.x) for more information.

Run the below commands on each server in your cluster.

Restart all Proxmox servers to complete the installation.


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Proxmox 4.0 Has Been Released

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proxmox logo gradThe Proxmox VE team have released the latest version of Proxmox VE, Proxmox VE 4.0.

There are some pretty big changes in Proxmox version 4 which really warrant the new 4.0 version increment. See my other blog post on the initial 4.0 BETA 1 release notes for the bigger picture, or the below bullet points for the latest changes.

  • Improvements to the new container engine based on LXC, especially the integration into the storage model.
  • Migration path from OpenVZ to LXC
  • Linux Kernel 4.2
  • Ceph Server packages (0.94.x – hammer release)
  • Embedded NoVNC console
  • Improved IPv6 support
  • Redesigned HA
  • Countless bug fixes

You can download the ISO from their download site and install it onto a new machine.

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Proxmox 4.0 Beta 2 is Now Available

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proxmox logo gradThe Proxmox VE team have released a new BETA version of their 4.0 branch to the public.

 

There are some pretty big changes in Proxmox v4 which really warrant the new 4.0 version increment. See my other blog post on the initial 4.0 BETA 1 release notes for the bigger picture, or the below bullet points for the latest changes.

  • Improvements to the new container engine based on LXC, especially the integration into the storage model.
  • Migration path from OpenVZ to LXC
  • Linux Kernel 4.2
  • Ceph Server packages (0.94.x – hammer release)
  • Embedded NoVNC console
  • Improved IPv6 support
  • Countless bug fixes

You can download the ISO from their download site and install it onto a new machine. Unfortunately, because it’s still a BETA product there is no upgrade path from 3.4. I’d expect this to change in the near future.

It’s worth noting, however, that the website states that any BETA version of release 4.0 will be upgradeable to the full 4.0 when it’s available.

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Proxmox 4.0 Beta 1 is Now Available

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proxmox logo gradThe latest release of Proxmox VE has entered it’s first BETA today with the release of Proxmox VE 4.0 BETA 1.

It’s the first public release of version 4.0 and comes with some pretty big changes!

HA Clusters are now configured using the Proxmox Web GUI and don’t require separate fencing kit – it’s provided out of the box. It’s about time, in my opinion, as plenty of other software manages HA without 3rd party processes to tell you what’s up and what’s down. This is a very welcome addition to any small Proxmox Cluster.

Linux Containers will replace OpenVZ as the Proxmox VE container solution. As you’d expect, LXCs will work with the usual Storage plugins offered by Proxmox, although Sheepdog, Ceph, iSCSI, DRBD and GlusterFS will be in a future release.

There are some other updates, such as the latest DRBD9 packages are shipped, and the whole thing runs on the latest Debian release, Debian Jessie 8.1.

You can download the ISO from their download site and install it onto a new machine. Unfortunately, because it’s still a BETA product there is no upgrade path from 3.4. I’d expect this to change in the near future.

It’s worth noting, however, that the website states that any BETA version of release 4.0 will be upgradeable to the full 4.0 when it’s available.

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