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