[pve-devel] Proxmox VE 8.0 released!

Martin Maurer martin at proxmox.com
Thu Jun 22 13:09:39 CEST 2023

Hi all!

We're very excited to announce the major release 8.0 of Proxmox Virtual 
Environment! It's based on the great Debian 12 "Bookworm" but using a 
newer Linux kernel 6.2, QEMU 8.0.2, LXC 5.0.2, and OpenZFS 2.1.12.

Here is a selection of the highlights of the Proxmox VE 8.0 final version:

- Debian 12, but using a newer Linux kernel 6.2
- QEMU 8.0.2, LXC 5.0.2, ZFS 2.1.12
- 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.

- Additional text-based user interface (TUI) for the installer ISO.
- Integrate host network bridge and VNet access when configuring virtual 
guests into the  ACL system of Proxmox VE.

-Add access realm sync jobs to conveniently synchronize users and groups 
from an LDAP/AD server automatically at regular intervals.

- New default CPU type for VMs: x86-64-v2-AES
- Resource mappings: between PCI(e) or USB devices, and nodes in a 
Proxmox VE cluster.

- Countless GUI and API improvements.

As always, we have included countless bugfixes and improvements on many 
places; see the release notes for all details.

Release notes

Press release

Video tutorial

Alternate ISO download:


Community Forum


Source code

There has been a lot of feedback from our community members and 
customers, and many of you reported bugs, submitted patches and were 
involved in testing - THANK YOU for your support!


Q: Can I upgrade latest Proxmox VE 7 to 8 beta with apt?
A: Yes, please follow the upgrade instructions on 

Q: Can I upgrade an 8.0 beta installation to the stable 8.0 via apt?
A: Yes, upgrading from beta to stable installation can be done via apt.

Q: Can I install Proxmox VE 8.0 on top of Debian 12 "Bookworm"?
A: Yes, see 

Q: Can I upgrade my Proxmox VE 7.4 cluster with Ceph Pacific to 8.0?
A: This is a two-step process. First, you have to upgrade Ceph from 
Pacific to Quincy, and afterwards you can then 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: Where can I get more information about feature updates?
A: Check the https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Roadmap, 
https://forum.proxmox.com/, the https://lists.proxmox.com/, and/or 
subscribe to our https://www.proxmox.com/en/news.

Best Regards,

Martin Maurer

martin at proxmox.com

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