The new version of Proxmox Virtual Environment 6.2 has just been introduced, a specialized Linux distribution based on Debian GNU / Linux, intended to implement and maintain virtual servers using LXC and KVM and it can also act as a replacement for products such as VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix Hypervisor.
Proxmox VE provides tools to implement a completely finished system of virtual servers industrial grade with web-based administration designed to manage hundreds or even thousands of virtual machines.
The distribution has built-in tools to organize backups of virtual environments and clustering support available from the box, including the ability to migrate virtual environments from one node to another without stopping work.
With the central web interface, you can easily run virtual machines and containers, manage software-defined storage and network functionality, high-availability clustering, and multiple built-in out-of-the-box tools like backup / restore, live migration, replication, and firewall
Among the features of the web interface, the support for a secure VNC console, an access control to all available objects (VM, storage, nodes, etc.) based on roles and a support of various authentication mechanisms (MS ADS, LDAP, Linux PAM, Proxmox VE authentication).
What's new in Proxmox VE 6.2?
This new version of the distribution arrives synchronized with Debian 10.4 "Buster" database, kernel Linux updated to version 5.4, updated Ceph Nautilus 14.2.9, LXC 4.0, QEMU 5.0 and ZFSonLinux 0.8.3 and that the default configuration is tailored to run hundreds and thousands of containers running in parallel on the same node.
In addition, the added support for automatic user syncing and groups between the Proxmox user database and LDAP. Encryption mode implemented for connections to LDAP (LDAP + STARTTLS).
And what is provided full support and integration of API tokens, which allow seamless access by third-party systems, clients, and applications to most REST APIs. You can generate API tokens for specific users, define individual credentials, and have a limited duration.
On the other hand, it is highlighted that the web-based interface has the ability to use Let's Encrypt certificates Obtained as a result of confirmation via DNS.
Of the other changes that stand out from this new version:
- Added ability to view full privilege tree for user in admin interface.
- Added Experimental GUI for SDN (Software Defined Network).
- The ability to change the interface language without ending the current session has been implemented.
- When viewing the repository content, it became possible to filter the data by creation date.
LXC and lxcfs provide full support for cgroupv2. New LXC templates have been added for Ubuntu 20.04, Fedora 32, CentOS 8.1, Alpine Linux, and Arch Linux.
- Improved support for systemd-based containers.
- The ability to create templates in directory-based repositories has been implemented.
- The built-in backup manager supports the fast and highly efficient lossless data compression algorithm Zstandard (zstd).
- For SAMBA / CIFS-based storage, bandwidth limiting tools are implemented.
- ZFS partitions with non-standard mount points have been set to work.
- QEMU / KVM supports live migration with replicated disks.
- Added support for using up to 8 corosync network links in a cluster.
Finally if you are interested in knowing more about it About this new version of the distribution, you can check the details in the announcement. The link is this.
Download and support Proxmox VE 6.2
Proxmox VE 6.2 is now available for download on its website official. The link is this. Distribution upgrades from Proxmox VE versions 4.x or 5.x to 6.x are possible with apt.
On the other hand, also this Proxmox Server Solutions offers business support starting at € 80 per year per processor.