Proxmox VE 2.0 beta released!

Published on October 03, 2011

Proxmox VE 2.0 beta released!

    Colleagues, I have very good news for you today. The public beta of the second version of the magnificent free virtualization platform Proxmox VE has been released. If earlier Proxmox (version 1.x) could compete with VMware when used in small companies, today it has swung at least medium ones.

    What is Proxmox?

    - This is a free virtualization platform (Open Source, GNU AGPL v3)
    - This is the KISS principle (Proxmox consists of a small number of transparently interacting components: Debian as a base, a patched Linux kernel, KVM and the Proxmox environment, which includes a web interface, a synchronization daemon and console management utilities)
    - This is a simple installation
    - This is a convenient and functional Web-based interface (without having to install a client)
    - This is reliability
    - This is the ability to use existing Linux administration skills, without the need for retraining
    - This is possible The need to take advantage of Linux, which may or may not be provided by the Proxmox VE Web interface (for example, DRBD)

    What's New in Proxmox VE 2.0

    (not all of the above have been re-optimized in beta)

    * New interface (rewritten from scratch)
    ** New Web interface based on Ext JS 4 JavaScript framework)
    ** Support for external VNC client using SSL
    ** Advanced rights management for all objects ( virtual machines, storages, etc.)
    ** Support for various types of authentication (local, MS ADS, LDAP, ...)

    * The base distribution is Debian 6.0 Squeeze with LTS kernel 2.6.32 (support for KVM and OpenVZ)

    * Combine the cluster is now based on corosync and includes:
    ** Proxmox cluster file system (pmxcfs): using file system th storage and synchronization of configuration files between all nodes
    ** Now all nodes can be masters at the same time (multi-master clusters)
    ** General logs for the entire cluster
    ** There is everything you need for HA (high availability) when using KVM

    * RESTful web API

    * Starting with this version (2.0) development completely open, i.e. open source repositories and bug tracker

    * The project code is licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License, version 3

    * Scheduled for future releases
    ** Improved monitoring
    ** Enhanced IO limits for virtual machines
    ** List expansion pre-built and pre-build templates of various systems

    This version is not yet ready for production, use Proxmox VE 1.9. If you are already familiar with Proxmox VE and would like to take part in testing, feel free to download Proxmox VE 2.0.

    Documentation (still in development): http: //pve.proxmox. com / wiki / Category: Proxmox_VE_2.0