VIENNA, Austria – April 27, 2016 – Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH, the company developing the server virtualization platform Proxmox Virtual Environment (VE), today announced the general availability of version 4.2. The open source virtualization platform Proxmox VE is a hyper-converged solution enabling users to create and manage LXC containers and KVM virtual machines on the same host, and makes it easy to set up highly available clusters, as well as to manage network and storage via an integrated web-based management interface.
The new Sencha Ext JS 6 framework brings a modern 'flat design' look and feel to the Proxmox VE GUI with a reworked icon set providing consistency and an optimal user experience. In the 'Summary View' data information is now visualized in graphs which gives the user an overview of all his performance data. Browser variations are handled automatically so that the charts always display correctly. The graphs provide enhanced interactive features such as click zoom. With the new Ext JS framework more settings moved from the command line to the GUI such as LXC mount point options or syslog date filtering. Translations for French, German, Italian, and Norwegian were updated within the new GUI, which is translated into 19 languages in total.
New LVM-thin and ZFS improvements help increase storage utilization
Proxmox VE is a bare-metal ISO installer, based on latest Debian Jessie 8.4 combined with a long term Linux 4.4 kernel, based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus). With Proxmox VE 4.2 logical volumes can now be thin provisioned and therefore the Proxmox bare-metal ISO installer offers LVM-thin or ZFS with just one click. A storage administrator can dedicate more capacity to virtual machines than they have and create logical volumes that are larger than the available extents. This ability offers great flexibility and can be expanded dynamically when needed and can help avoiding the need to purchase additional storage because of unused, over-allocated storage.
Another new feature is that ZFS storage can now be selected during the installation process. If the admin chooses ZFS, the ZFS-Plugin will be automatically configured out-of-the-box and the user does not have to re-configure it later.
New SSL certificates with “Let's Encrypt”
Proxmox VE 4.2 now works with the free web server certificates from “Let’s Encrypt”. “Let’s Encrypt” is a free, automated, and open certificate authority providing free SSL certificates with short expiry and automated renewal. This significantly simplifies the process of getting and maintaining a certificate for secure websites with simple commands. The objective of “Let’s Encrypt” and the ACME protocol is to make it possible to set up an HTTPS server and have it automatically obtain a browser-trusted certificate, without any human intervention. This is accomplished by running a certificate management agent on the web server.
Proxmox VE 4.2 is available now and ready for download at http://www.proxmox.com/downloads Proxmox VE is licensed under the free software license GNU Affero GPL, v3. For companies, Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH offers commercial support subscriptions starting at EUR 64,90 per year and CPU.
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Proxmox VE is used by more than 120,000 hosts in over 140 countries. The active community counts over 29,500 forum members. The GUI is translated into 19 languages. More than 6,500 commercial customers rely on a Proxmox VE subscription, a service offered by Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH.
About Proxmox Virtual Environment
Proxmox VE is an open source virtualization management solution for servers. It supports KVM full virtualization as well as container-based virtualization with Linux Containers (LXC) and includes strong high-availability (HA) support. Proxmox VE allows to virtualize even the most demanding Linux and Windows application workloads, and manages virtual storage and network. Installation is done fast and easy with a bare-metal ISO installer, and the administrator can configure it via the integrated web-based management interface or via CLI. Based on Debian GNU/Linux and fully licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License, Version 3 (AGPL-3.0), it is a solution without restrictions for advanced home and business use. Proxmox VE is a great platform for building small Debian Linux-based hyper-converged clusters.
About Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH
Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH develops open source server software providing powerful and efficient solutions to its customers. With the two core products, Proxmox Virtual Environment (Proxmox VE) and Proxmox Mail Gateway, the company offers flexible, affordable and easy-to-use software for businesses implementing secure and open-source IT infrastructures. Proxmox solutions are widely used in businesses regardless of size, sector or industry as well as in NGOs and in the educational sector. The company also offers services like commercial support subscriptions and trainings. A worldwide partner network and a huge active community guarantee business continuity for Proxmox users. The company is an active member of the Linux Foundation and the Open Virtualization Alliance. Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH is an independent and profitable company based in Vienna, Austria.