Linux News Today: Proxmox VE (Virtual Environment) 4.1 Is Based on Debian Jessie and Linux Kernel 4.2.6
Proxmox VE (Virtual Environment), is an open-source virtualization platform used running Virtual Appliances and Virtual Machines, has been upgraded to version 4.1, and it is now ready for download.
Proxmox VE (Virtual Environment) 4.1 is based on Debian, and it makes used of KVM and OpenVZ, which in fact are Kernel-based Virtual Machine and container-virtualization. You can think of Proxmox as a distribution since it’s practically based on Debian 8.2, but it provides much better security because it’s actually a scaled virtual machine.
“The recent release is based on the latest Debian Jessie and on the 4.2.6 kernel with LXC and QEMU 2.4.1. Based on the feedback from the Proxmox community and customers, countless small improvements and bugfixes went into the product,” developers wrote on the official website.
According to the changelog, the ZFS integration for the ISO installer is now much better, the startup and shutdown behavior has been refined, disk resizing for LXC containers now works as expected, and several LXC technology previews like for example support for unprivileged container or LVM thin support has been added.
Check out the official announcement for a complete list of changes. You can download Proxmox VE 4.1 right now from Softpedia, but please keep in mind that this is not a regular operating system, and you will have to install it in order to test it properly.