Published release Proxmox Virtual Environment 7.1, a specialized Linux distribution based on Debian GNU / Linux aimed at deploying and maintaining virtual servers using LXC and KVM, and capable of acting as a replacement for products such as VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix Hypervisor. Installation size iso-image 1 GB.
Proxmox VE provides the means to deploy a turnkey industrial-grade virtual server system with web-based management, designed to manage hundreds or even thousands of virtual machines. The distribution has built-in tools for organizing backup of virtual environments and support for clustering available out of the box, including the ability to migrate virtual environments from one node to another without interrupting work. Among the features of the web interface: support for a secure VNC console; role-based access control to all available objects (VM, storage, nodes, etc.); support for various authentication mechanisms (MS ADS, LDAP, Linux PAM, Proxmox VE authentication).
V new issue:
- Synchronized with the Debian 11.1 package base. Upgrade to Linux 5.13 kernel. Updated LXC 4.0, Ceph 16.2.6, QEMU 6.1 and OpenZFS 2.1.
- The web interface provides the ability to set the storage period for backups.
- Added advanced options for defining when backups are created. A separate scheduling process pvescheduler has been added to start backups, which supports flexible rules for starting backups.
- Provided the ability to mark backups for protection from cleaning or manual deletion (until the mark is removed, the deletion will be blocked).
- Added support for TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module) in any virtual machines, which made it possible to implement the ability to install and run guest systems with Windows 11. Added support for UEFI Secure Boot to the QEMU package.
- The containers provide support for Fedora 35, Ubuntu 21.10, AlmaLinux and Rocky Linux, including the necessary templates for installing these distributions.
- Added the ability to compress container images using the Zstandard (Zstd) algorithm.
- For unprivileged containers created via the web interface, nested launch support is enabled by default for more complete support for newer versions of systemd in new templates.
- Improved support for two-factor authentication – several additional factors can now be configured for one account. Added support for WebAuthn and one-time recovery keys.
- Simplified creation of multi-disk guest environments. Additional disks can now be added through the New Virtual Machine wizard.
- Provided the ability to put SCSI and Virtio disks in read-only mode in a virtual machine.
- Added the ability to run multiple CephFS instances and configure external Ceph clusters via API.
- Presets for installing Windows 11 (q35, OVMF, TPM) have been added to the New Virtual Machine Wizard.