Proxmox VE 2.0 beta2 released!

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Proxmox Staff Member
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Apr 28, 2005
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  • vzdump package is obsolete, all code went into pve-manager package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)
- KVM monitor
- 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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