Proxmox VE 8.0 released!

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We're very excited to announce the major release 8.0 of Proxmox Virtual Environment! It's based on the great Debian 12 "Bookworm" but using a newer Linux kernel 6.2, QEMU 8.0.2, LXC 5.0.2, and OpenZFS 2.1.12.

Here is a selection of the highlights of the Proxmox VE 8.0 final version
  • Debian 12, but using a newer Linux kernel 6.2
  • QEMU 8.0.2, LXC 5.0.2, ZFS 2.1.12
  • Ceph Server:
    Ceph Quincy 17.2 is the default and comes with continued support.
    There is now an enterprise repository for Ceph which can be accessed via any Proxmox VE subscription, providing the best stability for production systems.
  • Additional text-based user interface (TUI) for the installer ISO.
  • Integrate host network bridge and VNet access when configuring virtual guests into the ACL system of Proxmox VE.
  • Add access realm sync jobs to conveniently synchronize users and groups from an LDAP/AD server automatically at regular intervals.
  • New default CPU type for VMs: x86-64-v2-AES
  • Resource mappings: between PCI(e) or USB devices, and nodes in a Proxmox VE cluster.
  • Countless GUI and API improvements.
As always, we have included countless bugfixes and improvements on many places; see the release notes for all details.

Release notes
https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Roadmap

Press release
https://www.proxmox.com/en/news/press-releases/

Video tutorial
https://www.proxmox.com/en/training/video-tutorials/item/what-s-new-in-proxmox-ve-8-0

Download
https://enterprise.proxmox.com/iso
https://www.proxmox.com/en/downloads/item/proxmox-ve-8-0-iso-installer-bittorrent

Documentation
https://pve.proxmox.com/pve-docs

Community Forum
https://forum.proxmox.com

Bugtracker
https://bugzilla.proxmox.com

Source code
https://git.proxmox.com

There has been a lot of feedback from our community members and customers, and many of you reported bugs, submitted patches and were involved in testing - THANK YOU for your support!

FAQ

Q: Can I upgrade latest Proxmox VE 7 to 8 beta with apt?
A: Yes, please follow the upgrade instructions on https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Upgrade_from_7_to_8

Q: Can I upgrade an 8.0 beta installation to the stable 8.0 via apt?
A: Yes, upgrading from beta to stable installation can be done via apt.

Q: Can I install Proxmox VE 8.0 on top of Debian 12 "Bookworm"?
A: Yes, see https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Install_Proxmox_VE_on_Debian_12_Bookworm

Q: Can I upgrade my Proxmox VE 7.4 cluster with Ceph Pacific to 8.0?
A: This is a two-step process. First, you have to upgrade Ceph from Pacific to Quincy, and afterwards you can then upgrade Proxmox VE from 7.4 to 8.0. There are a lot of improvements and changes, so please follow exactly the upgrade documentation:
https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Ceph_Pacific_to_Quincy
https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Upgrade_from_7_to_8

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

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Best regards,

Martin Maurer
Proxmox VE project leader
 
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Thank you for the great work! And thanks for the text-installer! Proxmox rocks
 
Great!

I have a question about the upgrade.

The upgrade guide recommends the
Code:
apt dist-upgrade
command. Until now, I thought that one used either
Code:
apt full-upgrade
or
Code:
apt-get dist-upgrade
. Which is correct, or does it not matter?
 
Great!

I have a question about the upgrade.

The upgrade guide recommends the
Code:
apt dist-upgrade
command. Until now, I thought that one used either
Code:
apt full-upgrade
or
Code:
apt-get dist-upgrade
. Which is correct, or does it not matter?
apt-get dist-upgrade its the same what apt dist-upgrade does - I never used full-upgrade before. dist-upgrade oder apt-get dist-upgrade is fine.

man apt-get

dist-upgrade in addition to performing the function of upgrade, also intelligently handles changing dependencies with new versions of packages; apt-get has a "smart" conflict resolution system, and it will attempt to upgrade the most important packages at the expense of less important ones if necessary. The dist-upgrade command may therefore remove some packages. The /etc/apt/sources.list file contains a list of locations from which to retrieve desired package files. See also apt_preferences(5) for a mechanism for overriding the general settings for individual packages.
 
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This actually confuses me now:

Either
Code:
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
or
Code:
apt update
apt full-upgrade

Does anyone know the answer?
 
  • Additional text-based user interface (TUI) for the installer ISO.
It's not fill up the IP address, despite the IP information was show up in the boot process, which comes from the DHCP server. In the IP address field everything was blank. This happens sometimes in older installers too.
But in overall, it's quite impressive, specialy over iDrac/iLO installation.
 
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Hi,
Oh! It's not quite a physical hardware for this time.
I am just testing in a Virt-Manager env.
But the setup is quite simple, I might add.
I have had used several times to test PVE.
GTK installer works good.
did you maybe use a very small disk or select a small hdsize during installation (less than 12 GiB)?
 
Hi,
This actually confuses me now:

Either
Code:
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
or
Code:
apt update
apt full-upgrade

Does anyone know the answer?
you can use both, (apt is recommended as it's designed to be and end-user tool), but in the end it will be the same commands. From the man page
Code:
SCRIPT USAGE AND DIFFERENCES FROM OTHER APT TOOLS
       The apt(8) commandline is designed as an end-user tool and it may change behavior between versions. While it tries not to break backward compatibility this is not guaranteed either if a change seems
       beneficial for interactive use.

       All features of apt(8) are available in dedicated APT tools like apt-get(8) and apt-cache(8) as well.  apt(8) just changes the default value of some options (see apt.conf(5) and specifically the
       Binary scope). So you should prefer using these commands (potentially with some additional options enabled) in your scripts as they keep backward compatibility as much as possible.
 
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It's not the case.
I have had created a virtual disk with 280GB and usualy I make this set up bellow:
View attachment 51997

That's the same values I use when install over GTK.
Ok! If I let the defaults values here, everything works ok.
But sometimes I don't wanna create a local-lvm with the remain disk space.
I hope this can be fix in future release.
Thanks for the excelent job.
 
But sometimes I don't wanna create a local-lvm with the remain disk space.
I hope this can be fix in future release.
Sure, we have a few minor improvements already that didn't make the release and will naturally check and fix the one you reported too, thanks! Once enough accumulated we might refresh the ISO too.
 
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Hi, I think I've found another issue with the graphical installer. Seems like it doesn't set / save the selected hard disks correctly when chosing them for a RAID. I've attached a screencast to demonstrate.

Am I doing something wrong? Totally an option as well

https://youtu.be/Gn7UDup2Gjs

best regards
 
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