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Proxmox VE 6.2 hits GA

by Juan Mulford
Proxmox VE 6.2

This week, Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH has announced the general availability of Proxmox VE 6.2, the latest version of Proxmox’s open-source virtualization management platform. This new version includes features aimed at addressing issues facing modern datacenter administrators and IT teams, said the company. Moreover, notable improvements and many advanced options for the web-based user interface. Proxmox also highlights enhancements in various areas such as the web-based management interface, Linux container, Zstandard for Backup/Restore, and user and permission management.

This week, Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH has announced the general availability of Proxmox VE 6.2, the latest version of Proxmox’s open-source virtualization management platform. This new version includes features aimed at addressing issues facing modern datacenter administrators and IT teams, said the company. Moreover, notable improvements and many advanced options for the web-based user interface. Proxmox also highlights enhancements in various areas such as the web-based management interface, Linux container, Zstandard for Backup/Restore, and user and permission management.

Proxmox VE 6.2

Proxmox is a global provider of open-source server software, and Proxmox VE, is the company’s open-source platform for all-inclusive enterprise virtualization. This platform consists of a central web interface where users can easily run VMs and containers, manage software-defined storage, networking functionality, and more. Also, the platform enables admins with multiple integrated out-of-the-box tools like backup/restore, live migration, replication, and the firewall. The latest version is based on Debian Buster 10.4 and a 5.4 longterm Linux kernel. Proxmox VE 6.2 includes updates to the latest versions of the leading open-source virtualization technologies QEMU 5.0, LXC 4.0, Ceph Nautilus (14.2.9), and ZFS 0.8.3.

Highlights in Proxmox VE 6.2:

  • Debian Buster 10.4 and a Linux Kernel 5.4
  • QEMU 5.0, LXC 4.0, and ZFS 0.8.3
  • Ceph Nautilus 14.2.9
  • Proxmox VE implements built-in validation of domains for Let’s Encrypt TLS certificates via the DNS-based challenge mechanism.
  • Full support for up to eight corosync network links.
  • Container technology: LXC 4.0.2 and lxcfs 4.0.3.
  • Zstandard for Backup/Restore
  • synchronization of LDAP users and groups into Proxmox
  • API tokens
  • and many more…

Further notable enhancements

  • QEMU/KVM: Support for Live Migration with replicated disks (storage replication with zfs) is enabled.
  • Testing the Ceph storage has become easier as the uninstall process has been simplified.

Proxmox VE 6.2 is now available for download. Distribution upgrades from Proxmox VE 4.x or 5.x versions to 6.x are possible via GUI updater or via CLI.

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