[PVE-User] Proxmox VE 5.4 released!

Uwe Sauter uwe.sauter.de at gmail.com
Thu Apr 11 14:47:30 CEST 2019

Thanks for all your effort. Two questions though:

>From the release notes:

HA improvements and added flexibility

    It is now possible to set a datacenter wide HA policy which can change the way guests are treated upon a Node shutdown or
reboot. The choices are:
        freeze: always freeze servivces, independent of the shutdown type (reboot, poweroff)
        failover: never freeze services, this means that a service will get recovered to another node if possible and if the
current node does not comes back up in the grace period of 1 minute.
        default: this is the current behavior, freeze on reboot but do not freeze on poweroff

This seems like an improvement but it seems I cannot find the place where this can be configured. The documentation also seems to
lack the necessary information. Can you point to the right docs?

Regarding failover: do you really think that 1 minute is enough? Most server hardware boots slower, especially if there are a lot
of disks to be discovered. Also, wouldn't actively migrating services to other nodes before reboot/shutdown make more sense than
relying on HA to discover that the service is down?



Am 11.04.19 um 12:10 schrieb Martin Maurer:
> Hi all!
> We are very pleased to announce the general availability of Proxmox VE 5.4.
> Built on Debian 9.8 (Stretch) and a specially modified Linux Kernel 4.15, this version of Proxmox VE introduces a new wizard for
> installing Ceph storage via the user interface, and brings enhanced flexibility with HA clustering, hibernation support for
> virtual machines, and support for Universal Second Factor (U2F) authentication.
> The new features of Proxmox VE 5.4 focus on usability and simple management of the software-defined infrastructure as well as on
> security management.
> Countless bugfixes and more smaller improvements are listed in the release notes.
> Release notes
> https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Roadmap#Proxmox_VE_5.4
> Video tutorial
> What's new in Proxmox VE 5.4? https://www.proxmox.com/en/training/video-tutorials
> Download
> https://www.proxmox.com/en/downloads
> Alternate ISO download:
> http://download.proxmox.com/iso/
> Dokumentation
> https://pve.proxmox.com/pve-docs/
> Source Code
> https://git.proxmox.com
> Bugtracker
> https://bugzilla.proxmox.com
> Q: Can I install Proxmox VE 5.4 on top of Debian Stretch?
> A: Yes, see https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Install_Proxmox_VE_on_Debian_Stretch
> Q: Can I upgrade Proxmox VE 5.x to 5.4 with apt?
> A: Yes, just via GUI or via CLI with apt update && apt dist-upgrade
> Q: Can I upgrade Proxmox VE 4.x to 5.4 with apt dist-upgrade?
> A: Yes, see https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Upgrade_from_4.x_to_5.0. If you Ceph on V4.x please also check
> https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Ceph_Jewel_to_Luminous. Please note, Proxmox VE 4.x is already end of support since June 2018, see
> Proxmox VE Support Lifecycle https://forum.proxmox.com/threads/proxmox-ve-support-lifecycle.35755/
> Many THANKS to our active community for all your feedback, testing, bug reporting and patch submitting!

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