Proxmox 4.2 is now available

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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

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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-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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New features in Proxmox Test Repository

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proxmox logo gradProxmox uses two main repositories (if you exclude the Enterprise repository) to release updates to Proxmox servers around the world. The usual repository pve-no-subscription is used to release updates for the Proxmox VE platform that are usually stable and tested. The other repository is the pvetest repository that contains new code that has not yet been thoroughly tested by the community. Updates in the pvetest repository should never be used in production, but are a great way to give something back to the Proxmox community by testing the code in a development environment and to see what new features are up and coming.

Martin Maurer sent an email to the Proxmox mailing list stating that a rift of changes and new features have been released to the pvetest repository and are available for download.

If you would like to use the pvetest repository on your Proxmox installation you will need to add the test repository source to your configuration. Remember, this is not recommended for production servers.

The notable features include:

  • A new Proxmox VE Firewall for the host and guests.
  • A new non-Java Html5 Console
  • Two-factor authentication

Keep an eye out for the official release, but we can speculate that a new version of Proxmox is just on the horizon containing these new updates.


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Proxmox 3.2 is now available with SPICE, Ceph and updated QEMU

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proxmox logo gradProxmox has today released a new version of Proxmox VE, Proxmox 3.2 which is available as either a downloadable ISO or from the Proxmox repository.

Hilights of this release include’;

  • Ceph has now been integrated to the Proxmox web GUI as well as a new CLI command created for creating Ceph clusters. See my post on Ceph storage in Proxmox for more information.
  • SPICE is now fully integrated as the console viewer however the original Java console is still the default. SPICE supports multiple monitors and all recent guest operating systems.
  • QEMU has been updated with better backups and a few new supported guest hardware devices, mostly for compatibility with VMWare.

You can download the ISO from Proxmox directly at the following link:
http://www.proxmox.com/downloads/item/proxmox-ve-3-2-iso-installer

If you already have Proxmox installed, you can use the below commands to automatically update your Proxmox servers to the latest 3.2 version from the terminal. Before updating, make sure all your VM’s have been stopped. Run the below commands on each server in your cluster.

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Restart all Proxmox servers to complete the installation.


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