[pve-devel] Proxmox VE 8.0 (beta) released!

Thomas Lamprecht t.lamprecht at proxmox.com
Fri Jun 9 17:23:20 CEST 2023

We are pleased to announce the first beta release of Proxmox Virtual Environment 8.0!
The 8.x family is based on the great Debian 12 "Bookworm" and comes with a 6.2 kernel, QEMU 8.0.2, LXC 5.0.2, OpenZFS 2.1.11.

Note: The current release of Proxmox Virtual Environment 8.0 is a beta version.
If you test or upgrade, make sure to first create backups of your data. We recommend Proxmox Backup Server [0] to do so.
[0]: https://www.proxmox.com/en/proxmox-backup-server

Here are some of the highlights of the Proxmox VE 8.0 beta version

* Ceph Server:
  * Ceph Quincy 17.2 is the default and comes with continued support.
  * There is now an enterprise repository for ceph which can be accessed via any Proxmox VE subscription, providing the best stability for production systems.
* Integrate host network bridge and VNet access when configuring virtual guests into Proxmox VE's ACL system.
* Add access realm sync jobs to conveniently synchronize users and groups from an LDAP/AD server automatically at regular intervals.
* Countless GUI and API improvements.
* and much more...

Release notes


Community Forum


Source code

Q: Can I upgrade latest Proxmox VE 7 to 8 beta with apt?
A: Yes, please follow the upgrade instructions on https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Upgrade_from_7_to_8

Q: Can I upgrade an 8.0 beta installation to the stable 8.0, once released, via apt?
A: Yes, upgrading from beta to stable installation will be possible via apt.

Q: Which apt repository can I use for Proxmox VE 8.0 beta?

deb http://download.proxmox.com/debian/pve bookworm pvetest

Q: Can I install Proxmox VE 8.0 beta on top of Debian 12 "Bookworm"?
A: Yes, see https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Install_Proxmox_VE_on_Debian_12_Bookworm

Q: Can I upgrade my Proxmox VE 7.4 cluster with Ceph Pacific to 8.0 beta?
A: This is a two-step process. First, you have to upgrade Ceph from Pacific to Quincy, and afterward you can upgrade Proxmox VE from 7.4 to 8.0. There are a lot of improvements and changes, so please follow exactly the upgrade documentation:

Q: When do you expect the stable Proxmox VE 8.0 release?
A: The final Proxmox VE 8.0 will be available as soon as all Proxmox VE 8.0 release critical bugs are fixed.

Q: Where can I get more information about feature updates?
A: Check the roadmap [1], forum [2], the mailing list [3], and/or subscribe to our newsletter [4].
[1]: https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Roadmap
[2]: https://forum.proxmox.com
[3]: https://lists.proxmox.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo
[4]: https://www.proxmox.com/en/news. 

You are welcome to test your hardware and your upgrade path, and we are looking forward to your feedback, bug reports, or ideas. Thank you for getting involved!

Best Regards,
Thomas Lamprecht

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