Proxmox VE 5.0 beta1 released!

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Apr 28, 2005
We are proud to announce the release of the first beta of our Proxmox VE 5.x family - based on the great Debian Stretch.

With the first beta we invite you to test your hardware and your upgrade path. The underlying Debian Stretch is already in a good shape and the 4.10 kernel performs outstandingly well. The 4.10 kernel for example allows running a Windows 2016 Hyper-V as a guest OS (nested virtualization).

This beta release provides already packages for Ceph Luminous v12.0.0.0 (dev), the basis for the next long-term Ceph release.

Whats next?
In the coming weeks we will integrate step by step new features into the beta, and we will fix all release critical bugs.


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Source code

Q: Can I upgrade a current beta installation to the stable 5.0 release via apt?
A: Yes, upgrading from beta to stable installation will be possible via apt.

Q: Can I install Proxmox VE 5.0 beta on top of Debian Stretch?
A: Yes, see Install Proxmox V on Debian_Stretch

Q: Can I dist-upgrade Proxmox VE 4.4 to 5.0 beta with apt dist-upgrade?
A: Yes, you can.

Q: Which repository can i use for Proxmox VE 5.0 beta?
A: deb stretch pvetest

Q: When do you expect the stable Proxmox VE release?
A: The final Proxmox VE 5.0 will be available as soon as Debian Stretch is stable, and all release critical bugs are fixed (May 2017 or later).

Q: Where can I get more information about feature updates?
A: Check our roadmap, forum, mailing list and subscribe to our newsletter.

Please help us reaching the final release date by testing this beta and by providing feedback.

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

Best regards,

Martin Maurer
Proxmox VE project leader
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