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

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:

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.

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade

Restart all Proxmox servers to complete the installation.



11-Mar-2014 at 8:47 am

I read your blog for Linux information specially about Proxmox.
you solved many unasked problems :) Thanks for sharing.
I have to ask a question, its more like asking for recommendation,
Proxmox 3.2 support Ceph storage server, & I have to build a new SAN (economical of course), should I go for it or NAS4Free ?
using Proxmox 3.2 with Ceph in 4 nodes Cluster, is it reliable in disk failure event ? (just like Raid5).
Can I use the Proxmox 3.2 ceph Server as full flash Storage Server (with smb/ftp/nfs protocol ?)
Thanks & regards,


    11-Mar-2014 at 8:57 am

    Hi Zahid,

    Ceph is built for reliability – the whole purpose of Ceph is to provide scalable, fault tolerant, highly available storage. You can use Ceph on flash or mechanical disks but obviously flash will be quicker. Remember Proxmox only exposes Ceph for block devices meaning that you won’t be able to store CTs or stand alone files on the Ceph storage by default.




      11-Mar-2014 at 12:58 pm

      Thanks james,
      I thought Proxmox 3.2 will provide full Ceph infrastructure.
      I will look forward Ceph in detail.


13-Mar-2014 at 8:10 am

Thanks again james,
I have read all your articles about Ceph,
I think Proxmox 3.2 is sufficient for my needs.
just one more question, does Proxmox web gui shows every HDD health status ?


    13-Mar-2014 at 8:49 am

    No problem, I hope you found them useful.

    Do you mean the SMART status? If so, no. If you mean the status of Ceph then there is a status page, but it doesn’t really show the health of a disk. You could use something like and keep an eye on things with a cron.


13-Mar-2014 at 9:53 am

Thanks for suggestion, yes all the articles are pretty helpful indeed.
if there’s no indication of HDD health status, so how the ceph show the information if any HDD died ?


    13-Mar-2014 at 10:01 am

    Because the OSD will be down/ offline – you don’t need to check the health of the disk to know that.


      14-Mar-2014 at 6:39 am

      Thanks :)


13-Mar-2014 at 4:28 pm

Tried to upgrade 3.1 to 3.2 by:

apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

That didn’t work

    James Coyle

    13-Mar-2014 at 4:32 pm

    What issues did you get? Any error messages?

James Cardinal

17-Mar-2014 at 10:53 am

Do I need same hardisk capacity for each CEPH node?

Thanks for a very informative article!



    17-Mar-2014 at 11:37 am

    No, you should be able to add different sizes, but be careful as when the smaller OSD becomes full you may need to add further storage.


12-May-2014 at 12:06 am

If I do not have enterprise subscription, can I upgrade from version proxmox-v3.2 to the most latest proxmox-v3.2 that just came out in May 2014 with this method: apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade ???
Sorry for my bad English….


24-Jun-2014 at 6:28 am

hi so i have a a cluster of proxmox nodes running 3.1-24 connected to a Ceph pool. I want to upgrade proxmox to 3.2 but asking if you know of any issues doing so or any advice with the old way of connecting Ceph to the new way.


    24-Jun-2014 at 9:01 am

    Hi, I haven’t done a migration with Ceph but I’d be very interested in your findings.

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