[PVE-User] Proxmox VE 2.0 beta2 released!

Martin Maurer martin at proxmox.com
Fri Nov 18 13:01:07 CET 2011

Hi all!

We just released the second beta of Proxmox VE 2.0 (new ISO and also updated the repository). Just run "aptitude update && aptitude dist-upgrade" to update from the first beta.

A big Thank-you to our active community for all feedback, testing, bug reporting and patch submissions.

New Features

- 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    vzdump package is obsolete, all code went into pve-manager package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)

- 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

Here are the important links:


Documentation (work in progress)

Get involved (incl. links to the public git repository and bugzilla bugtracker):

Proxmox VE 2.0 beta forum


Happy testing, waiting for feedback!
Best regards,

Martin Maurer
Proxmox VE project leader

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