Proxmox VE 5.3

Proxmox VE 5.3 with CephFS released

Linux Updates

Fandomfare Gaming - Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH today unveiled Proxmox VE 5.3, its latest open-source server virtualization management platform. Proxmox VE is based on Debian Stretch 9.6 with a modified Linux Kernel 4.15. Ceph Storage has been updated to version 12.2.8 (Luminous LTS, stable), and is packaged by Proxmox.

Proxmox VE 5.3

Proxmox VE and CephFS

Proxmox VE 5.3. includes CephFS in its web-based management interface thus expanding its comprehensive list of already supported file and block storage types. CephFS is a distributed, POSIX-compliant file system and builds on the Ceph cluster.  Ceph RBD (Rados Block Device), already integrated into Proxmox VE, CephFS  serves as an alternative interface to the Ceph storage. For CephFS Proxmox allows storing VZDump backup files, ISO images, and container templates. The distributed file system CephFS eliminates the need for external file storage such as NFS or Samba and thus helps reducing hardware cost and simplifies management. CephFS file system is created and configured just a few clicks  To deploy users need a working storage cluster and Metadata Server  node, which can also be created with Proxmox VE interface. The MDS daemon separates metadata and data from each other and stores them in the Ceph file system. 

Further Improvements in Proxmox VE 5.3

Proxmox VE 5.3 brings many improvements in storage management. Via the Disk management it is possible to easily add ZFS raid volumes, LVM, and LVMthin pools as well as additional simple disks with a traditional file system. The existing ZFS over iSCSI storage plug-in can now access LIO target in the Linux kernel. 

Availability

Proxmox VE 5.3 is now available for download at https://www.proxmox.com/downloads. Proxmox VE comes with the free software license GNU AGPL, v3. Enterprise support is available from Proxmox Server Solutions on a subscription basis starting at EUR 74,90 per year and CPU.

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