[PVE-User] Proxmox VE 5.4 released!

lemonnierk at ulrar.net lemonnierk at ulrar.net
Fri Apr 12 11:24:05 CEST 2019

On Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 10:08:15AM +0200, Stoiko Ivanov wrote:
> > One question though, the release notes say "Certain often requested
> > options", is there a place to request things ?
> https://bugzilla.proxmox.com - just file an enhancement request for the
> appropriate component.

Ah, thanks !

> > I would love to see a simple button to add a serial console to the VM
> > without editing the .conf file. You've recently added graphics for it,
> > which is already cool (no longer do I have to go check the .conf file
> > to see if the serial has been added or not), but I couldn't find
> > any buttons to add it.
> With 5.4 you can set the VM's display to serial in the 'Create VM'
> Wizard - then everything is setup correctly.
> For an already existing virtual machine it's 2 changes (both in the
> VMs Hardware tab):
> * Add a serial port
> * Change the Display to 'Serial terminal' (with the appropriate serial
>   device if you have more than one)
> (The guest OS configuration needs to be done on the guest of course).

We keep VGA actually, just in case. But I do see serial in the list
of hardware you can add now indeed, perfect ! I missed that in the
release note, that's all I wanted :)

> > And of course plan9 support, -args is a bit annoying to use for that,
> > but that's very niche I suppose.
> this one has been requested before
> https://bugzilla.proxmox.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1027
> AFAIR plan9p+qemu had a few security and performance issues - hence our
> general recommendation is to use a shared storage between the VM's (a
> NFS/CIFS share mounted in all guests (and the node))

Well that's not the same, we use 9p to share very specific
directories with the VM. Using NFS would potentially expose that to all
VMs, which is not what we want. 9p is really cool in that you can be
fairly sure only that specific qemu instance will actually see the

That being said, I didn't realize the code was such a mess, that's
unfortunate ..

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