The release of Proxmox Virtual Environment 4.4, a specialized Linux-distribution based on Debian GNU / Linux, aimed for the deployment and maintenance of virtual servers using the LXC and the KVM, and able to act as replacement products such as VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer.

Proxmox VE provides a means for the deployment of a fully finished system virtual servers industrial level management through web-based interface designed to manage hundreds or even thousands of virtual machines. Distribution has built-in tools to organize the backup of virtual environments and accessible out of the box support for clustering, including the ability to migrate virtual environments from one node to another without stopping. Among the features of the web-interface: support for secure VNC-console; control access to all available objects (VM, storage units, etc.) based on roles; support for different authentication mechanisms (MS ADS, LDAP, Linux PAM, Proxmox VE authentication).

In the new issue:

  • update kernel to 4.4.35
  • KVM: update to qemu 2.7.0
  • LXC improvements
    • update to LXC 2.0.6
    • implement new restart migration
    • unprivileged containers (now the GUI)
    • updated template repository (Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora, Arch and Alpine)
  • GUI improvements
    • new ceph dashboard
    • new cluster dashboard
    • improved disk management, smart status supporting more SSD types
    • HA improved GUI
  • ISO installer supports advanced ZFS settings
  • dedicated network for VM/CT migrations (CLI only)
  • improved reference documentation, e.g. contains now also screenshots
  • DRBD9 (removed from core, now maintained directly by Linbit, due to license change)
  • countless bug fixes and package updates (for all details see bugtracker and GIT)

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