Proxmox VE 5.0 has been released a few months ago and this latest edition is also available via our website and customer portal. Proxmox VE has extended its technology leadership in the open source hyper-converged platform space. This version is built on Debian Stretch with kernel 4.10.15 this will allow you to add a lot of useful functionalities.
This release of Proxmox comes with many exciting features, but the newly developed storage replication framework is probably the most exciting feature. This new feature brings redundancy for guests using local storage and reduces migration time. You can easily replicate virtual machines and containers to another node which is very useful for your data availability. In the case of a node failure, your data will still be available on the replicated node.
Another notable new feature in Proxmox VE 5.0 is the simplified import process for disk images from different hypervisors. You can easily import disks from VMware, Hyper-V, or other hypervisors via a new command line tool called ‘qm importdisk’.
Other important improvements are the new live migrations with local storage via QEMU and the updates to the web interface such as USB, host PCI address visibility and bulk actions.
Here are the new features at a glance:
- It is based on Debian 9 “Stretch”
- It has a modified Linux Kernel 4.10
- It introduces a completely new open-source storage replication stack, fully integrated into the GUI
- It comes with a fantastic Ceph preview
- It allows simplified import of disk images from VMware, Hyper-V, etc.
- It brings many GUI improvements: new live migration with local storage via QEMU, USB und Host PCI address, bulk actions, filtering options, and more.
Watch the short video below to learn more about the new features.