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Roadmap for 2.x

(no release date announced)

  • Complete new web interface (new javascript framework, RIA)
  • Based on Debian Squeeze
  • New cluster communication based on corosync
  • HA for KVM guests
  • User management (advanced)
  • RESTful web API
  • Extend pre-built Virtual Appliances downloads
  • Resource monitoring
  • Firewall

Already finished:

  • Appliance builder (Released on 20th of January 2009 - Debian_Appliance_Builder)
  • Move to Debian Lenny (Released on 12th of May 2009)
  • Flexible storage pools, including direct attached and remote storage like iSCSI and FC (Released on 11th of September 2009)
  • DRBD support (DRBD 8.3.4 or higher in all kernel branches 2.6.18, 2.6.24, 2.6.32 - see Proxmox VE Kernel)

Release History

Proxmox VE 1.6 (updated) - ISO Installer with 2.6.32 Kernel with OpenVZ including KVM 0.12.5

Released 18.10.2010: See Downloads

Change log:

  • pve-kernel-2.6.32 (2.6.32-24)
    • include fix for OpenVZ bug #1603
    • ixgbe driver update (3.0.12)
    • upgrade to Debian Squeeze kernel 2.6.32-24 (OpenVZ 2.6.32-dyomin)
    • strip debug info
    • remove default initrd image (no longer needed)
    • do not set CONFIG_DMAR_DEFAULT_ON
    • enable CAPIDRV module
  • pve-qemu-kvm (0.12.5-2)
    • enable up to 32 NICs (up to 29 are usable)
  • pve-manager (1.6-5)
    • updated Japanese translations
    • minor fixes in bin/pveversion (adjust for proxmox-ve-2.6.35)
    • update Czech translations.
  • iscsi-scst (1.0.1.1-4)
    • create /var/lib/scst/pr (required by the kernel module)
  • qemu-server (1.1-22)
    • use larger block size for dd (bs=256k) to speed up restore.
    • new backup=yes|no option for drives. VZDump ignores drives with option backup=no (many thanks to draguz)
    • new qmrestore option '--unique': create unique MAC address on restore (many thanks to Seth)
  • vzdump (1.2-8)
    • correctly escape output from 'find' (escape backslash using sed). It is now possible to backup files which contain a backslash character.
    • added new hook 'log-end' (see hook-script.pl example)
  • dab (1.1-9)
    • correct update-rc.d invocation (add '.' after runlevel)
    • fix postgres startup script for squeeze
    • support dependency based startup (squeeze)
    • use postgresql 8.4 for squeeze
  • pve-kernel-2.6.35 (2.6.35-6)
    • first public release (KVM only, KSM enabled)
  • pve-kernel-2.6.18 (2.6.18-8)
    • update to ovzkernel-2.6.18-194.17.1.el5.028stab070.7.src.rpm
    • remove initrd code (no longer needed)
    • strip debug symbols (reduce kernel package size)
  • pve-qemu-kvm-2.6.18 (0.9.1-8)
    • update to kvm-83-164.el5_5.23.src.rpm
    • enable all (previously disabled) kvm features (scsi, usb, ...)
  • pve-firmware (1.0-9)
    • include firmware for new 2.6.35 kernels
  • Small bug fixes

Proxmox VE 1.6 - ISO Installer with 2.6.32 Kernel with OpenVZ including KVM 0.12.5

Released 30.08.2010: See Downloads

Change log:

  • New 2.6.32 kernel including OpenVZ support, based on latest Debian Squeeze Kernel
  • Removed KSM (OpenVZ does not support KSM)
  • DRBD tools: update to drbd 8.3.7
  • New KVM user-space tools (0.12.5)
  • New OpenVZ user-space tools (vzctl 3.0.24)
  • vzdump: use ionice to set io priority. By default, we now set "ionice -c2 -n7" to limit io (instead of using a default bwlimit)
  • vzrestore: new --force option to overwrite existing data
  • dab bug fix: only print a warning for packages installed directly with 'dpkg' (when there is no information in 'available' list)
  • dab: only mount /proc/ if not already mounted (avoid problems with vzctl 3.0.24)
  • Bug fixes

Update 20.9.2010:

2.6.32 Kernel:

  • pve-kernel-2.6.32 (2.6.32-19)
  • include latest Broadcom bnx2, bnx2x drivers
  • update to Debian kernel 2.6.32-22
  • fix CVE-2010-3081 kernel
  • include latest ixgbe driver

2.6.24 Kernel:

  • pve-kernel-2.6.24 (2.6.24-25)
  • update to Ubuntu-2.6.24-28.7 (fix CVE-2010-3081)

2.6.18 Kernel:

  • pve-kernel-2.6.18 (2.6.18-6)
  • fix CVE-2010-3081

Proxmox VE 1.5 - New Kernel 2.6.24 and 2.6.32, including KVM 0.12.4 and gPXE

Released 17.05.2010: See Downloads

Change log 2.6.24 (KVM and OpenVZ):

  • update to qemu-kvm-0.12.4
  • Seabios
  • include gPXE 1.0 network boot (WDS is working now)
  • update e1000e to e1000e-1.1.2.tar.gz
  • update igb to igb-2.1.9.tar.gz
  • update e1000 to e1000-8.0.19.tar.gz
  • update bnx2 to netxtreme2-5.2.50.tar.gz
  • update tg3 to tg3-3.105h.tar.gz
  • include alt1e (Atheros nic)
  • kernel update (latest 2.6.24)
  • Fixed drive order bug (KVM)
  • Allow up to 4094 bridges
  • update to the latest vzctl
  • Use option –sparse for qmigrate

Change log 2.6.32 (KVM only):

  • update to qemu-kvm-0.12.4
  • Seabios
  • include gPXE 1.0 network boot (WDS is working now)
  • kernel update (latest 2.6.32)
  • Fixed drive order bug (KVM)
  • Allow up to 4094 bridges
  • Use option –sparse for qmigrate

Proxmox VE 1.5

Released 20.01.2010: See Downloads

Including:

  • many Linux kernel improvements
  • support different kernel versions
  • new 2.6.18 Linux kernel - default (OpenVZ, KVM)
  • new 2.6.24 Linux kernel (OpenVZ, KVM)
  • new 2.6.32 Linux kernel (KVM only, KSM support)
  • use update-initramfs
  • DRBD: update to drbd 8.3.4
  • AOE: update to AOE6-73
  • SCST: update to latest SCST modules
  • new KVM user-space tools
  • we now use the qemu-kvm stable branch (0.11.1)
  • new virtual packages for better kernel dependency handling - proxmox-ve-2.6.18, proxmox-ve-2.6.24 and proxmox-ve-2.6.32
  • updated most appliances
  • installation CD now use/install proxmox-ve-2.6.18
  • installer uses UUID for /boot partition
  • updated vzctl, with improved init-logger patch
  • updated Russian and Japanese translation
  • many other small improvements and bug fixes

Proxmox VE 1.4

Released 19.10.2009: See Downloads

Including:

  • First release with new storage model
  • iSCSI support
  • NFS support
  • LVM (managed storage, shared LVM devices like FC)
  • DRBD storage replication with active/active mode
  • Multiple ISO storages (NFS)
  • Multiple backup locactions (including NFS)
  • Zero downtime live migration (KVM); over ssh channel - all traffic is encrypted
  • Updated web interface (pve-manager)
  • Support new storage model
  • Allow to specify MAC address (for KVM and OpenVZ in veth mode)
  • Added iSCSI Tape support, see http://scst.sourceforge.net/
  • Added SCST modules to the kernel
  • Provide SCST userspace package
  • Updated kernel; update broadcom bnx2 and tg3 drivers; updated ARCEA RAID (acrmsr) drivers; updated kvm modules (2.6.30.1); update realtek network drivers; update intel igb driver (igb-1.3.28.4.tar.gz); update intel e1000e driver (e1000e-1.0.2.5.tar.gz); cciss driver updates; ich10 updates for Nehalem (corei7) based systems
  • Updated kvm modules (2.6.30.1)
  • Update DRBD to 8.3.2
  • New KVM userspace tools
  • New feature: assign Sockets/Cores to KVM guests
  • We now use the qemu-kvm stable branch (0.11.0)
  • Rename package pve-kvm to pve-qemu-kvm
  • Qemu-server updates
  • Support up to 1000 vlans
  • New migrate_speed and migrate_downtime settings
  • New VZDump - complete rewrite to support the new storage architecture; do not waste space in 'stop' mode
  • Slightly changed naming of backup files; added date and time to file name; added VM type (Openvz/Qemu) to file name; new plugin architecture; support hook scripts


Proxmox VE 1.4 beta2

Released 29.09.2009: See Downloads

Including:

  • Updated vzdump web interface with support new storage model
  • Updated kernel: update broadcom bnx2 and tg3 drivers, updated kvm modules (2.6.30.1), updated realtek network drivers, more ich10 updates for Nehalem (corei7) based systems
  • New kvm userspace tools
  • New feature: assign Sockets/Cores to KVM guests
  • We now use the qemu-kvm stable branch (0.11.0)
  • Rename package pve-kvm to pve-qemu-kvm
  • Qemu-server updates: support up to 1000 vlans
  • New migrate_speed and migrate_downtime settings

Note: the sources.list does not point to the pvetest repo, so please adapt this accordingly if you want to update/install packages from pvetest

Proxmox VE 1.4 beta1

Released 11.09.2009: See Downloads

Including:

  • First release with new storage model
  • iSCSI support
  • NFS support
  • LVM (managed storage, shared LVM devices)
  • DRBD storage replication with active/active mode (DRBD 8.3.2)
  • Multiple ISO storages (NFS)
  • Zero downtime live migration (KVM) over ssh channel - all traffic is encrypted
  • Updated kernel:update Intel igb driver (igb-1.3.28.4.tar.gz), Intel e1000e driver (e1000e-1.0.2.5.tar.gz),cciss, ich10 updates, update DRBD to 8.3.2
  • new VZDump: complete rewrite to support the new storage architecture; do not waste space in 'stop' mode; new plugin architecture

Note: the sources.list does not point to the pvetest repo, so please adapt this accordingly if you want to update/install packages from pvetest

Proxmox VE 1.3

Released 4.06.2009: See Downloads

Including:

  • Updated Kernel
  • Support for Highpoint RR3120
  • Removed OpenVZ limit of 50 machines
  • Update to kvm-86
  • Vzdump: minor bug fixes
  • Qemu-server: added new 'tablet' option

Proxmox VE 1.2

Released 12.05.2009: See Downloads

Including:

  • Based on new Debian Lenny (Debian 5.0)
  • New KVM with many improvements (kvm-85)
  • New Kernel (still 2.6.24 based but with a lot of backported drivers)
  • Update to aoe6-71
  • Update to drbd-8.3.1
  • Include HighPoint RocketRAID 3xxx/4xxx Controller Driver
  • Update to busybox 1.14.0
  • Use busybox mdev as firmware loader
  • Compiled with gcc 4.3.2 (default on Debian Lenny)
  • Load virtio_blk (if you run Proxmox VE inside Proxmox VE as a KVM guest)
  • New OpenVZ vzctl (mainly bug fixes)
  • Vncterm: better terminal emulation
  • Everything updated to Debian Lenny
  • Many bug fixes

Proxmox VE 1.1

Released 15.01.2009: See Downloads

Including:

  • Updated Kernel - new e1000/e1000e drivers
  • New KVM with many improvements (KVM-83)
  • New Chinese translations
  • Minor pve-manager updates and bug fixes

Proxmox VE 1.0 - First stable release

Released 29.10.2008: See Downloads

Including:

  • KVM and OpenVZ live migration
  • Web interface for vzdump backups
  • Improved vzdump, now support KVM guests
  • New templates available
  • Support multiple languages (see Translations for details)
  • Improved installer (use grub as boot loader, automatic country/keyboard detection)
  • Support up to 16 CPUs
  • Based on Debian 4.0r5
  • KVM updates (kvm-75)
  • OpenVZ updates, Fedora support added
  • Improved Kernel (includes drivers for ISCSI, AoE 6-64, DRBD 8.2.6, qlogic firmware for ISCSI/FC HBAs)
  • Many bugfixes

Proxmox VE 0.9beta2

Released 22.7.2008, see Proxmox VE 0.9beta2 released!

Including:

  • Extend pre-built Virtual Appliances downloads
  • Multi-bridge support
  • Bonding
  • VLAN support
  • Extend web interface for KVM guests (add hard drives, network cards, etc.)
  • Many bug fixes


Proxmox VE 0.9

First public release: 15.4.2008