Proxmox VE 7.1 released!

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Apr 28, 2005
we're excited to announce the release of Proxmox Virtual Environment 7.1. It's based on Debian 11.1 "Bullseye" but using a newer Linux kernel 5.13, QEMU 6.1, LXC 4.0, Ceph 16.2.6, and OpenZFS 2.1. and countless enhancements and bugfixes.

Proxmox Virtual Environment brings several new functionalities and many improvements for management tasks in the web interface: support for Windows 11 including TPM, enhanced creation wizard for VM/container, ability to set backup retention policies per backup job in the GUI, and a new scheduler daemon supporting more flexible schedules..

Here is a selection of the highlights
  • Debian 11.1 "Bullseye", but using a newer Linux kernel 5.13
  • LXC 4.0, Ceph 16.2.6, QEMU 6.1, and OpenZFS 2.1
  • VM wizard with defaults for Windows 11 (q35, OVMF, TPM)
  • New backup scheduler daemon for flexible scheduling options
  • Backup retention
  • Protection flag for backups
  • Two-factor Authentication: WebAuthn, recovery keys, multiple factors for a single account
  • New container templates: Fedora, Ubuntu, Alma Linux, Rocky Linux
  • and many more enhancements, bugfixes, etc.
As always, we have included countless bugfixes and improvements on many places; see the release notes for all details.

Release notes

Press release

Video tutorial

Alternate ISO download:


Community Forum


Source code

We want to shout out a big THANK YOU to our active community for all your intensive feedback, testing, bug reporting and patch submitting!

Q: Can I upgrade Proxmox VE 7.0 to 7.1 via GUI?
A: Yes.

Q: Can I upgrade Proxmox VE 6.4 to 7.1 with apt?
A: Yes, please follow the upgrade instructions on

Q: Can I install Proxmox VE 7.1 on top of Debian 11.1 "Bullseye"?
A: Yes, see

Q: Can I upgrade my Proxmox VE 6.4 cluster with Ceph Octopus to 7.1 with Ceph Octopus/Pacific?
A: This is a two step process. First, you have to upgrade Proxmox VE from 6.4 to 7.1, and afterwards upgrade Ceph from Octopus to Pacific. There are a lot of improvements and changes, so please follow exactly the upgrade documentation:

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

Best regards,

Martin Maurer
Proxmox VE project leader
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