New in version 3.4

February 19th, 2015
  • Highlights are the integrated ZFS file system, a ZFS storage plug-in, hotplug and NUMA support (non-uniform memory access), all based on latest Debian Wheezy 7.8. The Proxmox developers considered many user feature requests and added many GUI improvements like start/stop all VMs, migrate all VMs or disconnect virtual network cards.
  • The integrated ZFS (OpenZFS) is an open source file system and logical volume manager in one, allowing huge storage capacities. Starting with the new ISO installer for Proxmox VE 3.4, users can now select their preferred root file system during installation (ext3, ext4 or ZFS). All ZFS raid levels can be selected, including raid-0, 1, or 10 as well as all raidz levels (z-1, z-2, z3). ZFS on Proxmox VE can be used either as a local directory, supporting all storage content types (instead of ext3 or ext4) or as zvol block-storage, currently supporting KVM images in raw format (with the new ZFS storage plugin).
  • Using ZFS allows advanced setups for local storage like live snapshots and rollbacks but also space and performance efficient linked templates and clones. The ZFS storage plugin in Proxmox VE 3.4 complements already existing storage plugins like Ceph or the ZFS for iSCSI, GlusterFS, NFS, iSCSI and others.
  • The new hot plugging feature for virtual machines allows installing or replacing virtual hard disks, network cards or USB devices while the server is running. If hot plug is not possible, the new “pending changes” (marked now in red) show that the changes need a power off to be applied - the admin always overviews the actual status of his changes.

New in version 3.3 (September 16th, 2014)

  • improved security features:
  • Firewall support (new package pve-firewall)
  • Two-Factor Authentication (Yubico and OATH)
  • pve-manager (GUI) updates:
  • new Proxmox VE Firewall
  • noVNC console
  • openvz: add bridge vlan && firewall options to gui
  • new Proxmox VE Mobile, GUI for mobile devices
  • add new 'Pool View'
  • ZFS storage can now be configured on GUI
  • glusterfs: new option to specify backup volfile server
  • add new email_from option to datacenter.cfg
  • add Persian (Farsi) translation.
  • improved Spanish translation
  • update Chinese translation
  • Countless updates and fixes
  • update to qemu 2.1.0:
  • pci passthrough improvements
  • hotplug improvements
  • migration : enable auto-converge capability
  • add cpu_hotplug (and maxcpus config)
  • add virtio-net multiqueue support
  • new option smbios1 to specify SMBIOS type 1 fields
  • set uuid for newly created machines
  • support new q35 machine type
  • add Broadwell cpu model
  • compile with new libiscsi (1.12.0)
  • use glusterfs 3.5.2 libraries
  • support drive option 'discard'
  • add support for new qemu throttling burst max parameters
  • add 'vmxnet3', 'lsi53c810', and 'pvscsi' to the list of available network card models
  • improved Console support:
  • HTML5 Console for shell, VM and container console (noVNC)
  • noVNC console is now the default
  • vncterm: new option -notls (for novnc, which use 'wss')
  • vncterm: updated signature for java applet to avoid warnings
  • pve-kernel-2.6.32-32-pve: 2.6.32-136:
  • update aacraid, arcmsr, netxtreme2, ixgbe, igb, megaraid_sas and e1000e drivers
  • update to vzkernel-2.6.32-042stab093.4.src.rpm
  • allow to use grub-efi-ia32 boot loader
  • pve-kernel-3.10.0-4-pve: 3.10.0-17:
  • enable vfio xfga
  • update arcmsr, netxtreme2, ixgbe, igb, e1000e drivers
  • update to kernel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.src.rpm
  • allow to use grub-efi-ia32 boot loader
  • Note: there is still no OpenVZ support with this kernel
  • update ceph packages to 'firefly' (0.80.5):
  • Note: Please upgrade ceph packages first if you run ceph server on proxmox nodes (see ceph upgrade instructions).
  • update gluster packages to 3.5.2
  • fence-agents-pve: 4.0.10:
  • update to 4.0.10
  • add fence_ovh and fence_amt
  • remove baytech, bullpap, cpint, egenera, mcdata, nss_wrapper,rackswitch, vixel, xcat. Those agents are no longer included in upstream package.
  • removed fence_scsi
  • Note: This includes updates for fence_ipmilan (fence_ilo3, fence_ilo4, fence_imm, and fence_idrac), and some parameter names changed (see 'man fence_ipmilan'). Please verify that your fence device still works if you use HA.
  • based on Debian Wheezy 7.6
  • countless bug fixes and package updates, for all details see bugtracker and GIT

New in version 3.2 (March 13th, 2014)

  • Improved SPICE support:
  • spiceterm: console for OpenVZ and host
  • add new console option to datacenter.cfg (java applet vs. spice)
  • add multi-monitor support
  • GUI: use split-button to easily select SPICE or VNC
  • more details on http://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/SPICE
  • Update qemu to 1.7.0:
  • add 'pvscsi' to the list of scsi controllers (emulate the VMware PVSCSI device)
  • add 'lsi53c810' to the list of scsi controllers (supported on some very old Windows NT versions)
  • add 'vmxnet3' to the list of available network card models (emulate VMware paravirtualized network card)
  • add drive option 'discard'
  • add support for new qemu throttling burst max parameters
  • improved live backup
  • pve-kernel-2.6.32-27-pve: 2.6.32-121:
  • update to vzkernel-2.6.32-042stab084.20.src.rpm
  • update e1000, igb, ixgbe, netxtreme2, megaraid_sas
  • include latest ARECA RAID drivers
  • update Broadcom bnx2/bnx2x drivers to 7.6.62
  • update aacraid to aacraid-1.2.1-30300.src.rpm
  • Ceph Server (Technology Preview):
  • new GUI to manage Ceph server running on PVE nodes
  • more details on http://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Ceph_Server
  • added Open vSwitch support (Technology Preview)
  • Optional 3.10 Kernel (based on RHEL7 beta, currently without OpenVZ support, for testing only)
  • storage: new ZFS plugin (Technology Preview), see http://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Storage:_ZFS
  • storage: remove nexenta plugin (ZFS plugin is faster)
  • updated GlusterFS to 3.4.2
  • ISO installer uses now always GPT partition table:
  • added 'gdisk' to manage and view partitions via CLI
  • based on Debian Wheezy 7.4
  • countless bug fixes and package updates (for all details see bugtracker and GIT

New in version 3.1 (August 21st, 2013)

  • We just released Proxmox VE 3.1, introducing great new features and services. We included SPICE, GlusterFS storage plugin and the ability to apply updates via GUI (including change logs).
  • As an additional service for our commercial subscribers, we introduce the Proxmox VE Enterprise Repository. This is the default and recommended repository for production servers.

New in version 2.3 (March 5th, 2013)

  • update qemu-kvm to 1.4.0
  • new kvm backup implementation, see Backup and Restore
  • added RBD (ceph) support on GUI
  • update kernel to vzkernel-2.6.32-042stab072.10.src.rpm
  • include latest Broadcom bnx2/bnx2x drivers
  • include latest Adaptec aacraid driver 1.2-1[29900]
  • update e1000e to 2.2.14
  • update igb to 4.1.2
  • update ixgbe to 3.12.6
  • enable CONFIG_RT_GROUP_SCHED (also update corosync if you install this kernel)
  • extend memory GUI to support ballooning
  • implement auto-ballooning
  • add HD resize feature to expand disks
  • updated network drivers (bnx2/bnx2x/e1000e/igb/ixgbe)
  • added omping binaries (for testing multicast between nodes)
  • update to latest Debian version 6.0.7
  • qcow2 as default storage format, cache=none (previously raw)
  • KVM64 as default CPU type (previously qemu64)
  • e1000 as default NIC (previously rtl8139)
  • task history per VM
  • Node Summary: added "KSM sharing" and "CPU Socket count"
  • enable/disable tablet for VM on GUI without stop/start of VM (you can use vmmouse instead, for lower CPU usage, works on modern Linux and on all Windows VMs as long as you install the vmmouse drivers)
  • bug fixes (for all details see bugtracker and GIT

New in version 2.2 (October 24th, 2012)

  • update kernel to vzkernel-2.6.32-042stab062.2.src.rpm
  • update Intel nics drivers (e1000e to 2.1.4, ixgbe to 3.11.33, igb to 4.0.17)
  • update qemu-kvm to 1.2.0
  • openvz: update vzctl to 4.0
  • openvz: use real console instead of 'vzctl enter'
  • add live snapshot support (qcow2)
  • added Slovenian translation
  • kvm: new option to select SCSI controller hardware
  • kvm: support up to 32 network devices
  • kvm: support up to 16 virtio devices
  • kvm: add SATA to GUI
  • updated cluster packages
  • update to latest Debian version 6.0.6
  • bug fixes (for all details see bugtracker and GIT

New in version 2.0 RC1 (February 17th, 2012)

  • Role based user- and permission management for all objects (VM´s, storages, nodes, etc.)
  • Support for multiple authentication sources
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • LDAP
  • Linux PAM
  • Proxmox VE internal authentication
  • New Kernel, based on vzkernel-2.6.32-042stab049.6.src.rpm
  • vzdump uses now LZO compression by default (faster)
  • Countless bug fixes

New in version 2.0 Beta 2 (November 29th, 2011)

  • Backup and Restore:
  • GUI and CLI, works for OpenVZ containers and KVM VM´s
  • "Backup Now" via GUI
  • Complete new backup scheduler
  • All jobs can be monitored as “Recent tasks”
  • vzdump package is obsolete, all code went into pve-manager package
  • OpenVZ:
  • Multiple storages for OpenVZ container, no limit to /var/lib/vz anymore!!!
  • vswap support
  • Improved init.log (shows startup logs of a OpenVZ container)
  • KVM monitor:
  • Simple File Manager
  • Upload ISO images and templates via browser
  • No size limit anymore, you can upload DVD iso to all storage types via browser, even BD works
  • Works on all nodes, e.g. if you are connected on node1 you can upload images to storage on node2
  • Logging:
  • Syslog viewer complete reworked, auto refresh
  • Clusterwide “Recent tasks”, major improvements
  • “Right-click” menus
  • Starting and shutdown container and VM´s
  • Open VNC Console
  • VNC Console:
  • Can be opened also for non-running container and VM´s (easier to debug startup issues for KVM guests)
  • Browser support:
  • Initial support for IE, Firefox and Chrome are preferred (use always latest versions)
  • Kernel:
  • Based on vzkernel-2.6.32-042stab042.1.src.rpm
  • Countless small bug fixes