Release: Proxmox Server Solutions Proxmox VE 1.6

Last week Proxmox Server Solutions released version 1.6 of its open source management solution for hardware and OS virtualization platforms (KVM and OpenVZ): Proxmox VE.

Proxmox has been in development for a few years now. covered the product for the first time in May 2008, when it was still a pre 1.0 solution.
Version 1.0 was released in October 2008 and so far the company updated it quite regularly, adding key functionalities like the live migration for KVM, a wide support for storage protocols, and the inclusion of DRBD, which allows storage replication with active/active mode.

Version 1.6 introduces the OpenVZ patch for Linux kernel 2.6.32 and KVM 0.12.5, plus the update for a number of other components.

The roadmap for version 2.0, which doesn’t have a planned release date yet, is rich:

  • Complete new web interface (new javascript framework, RIA)
  • Based on Debian Squeeze
  • New cluster communication based on corosync
  • HA for KVM guests
  • User management (advanced)
  • RESTful web API
  • Extend pre-built Virtual Appliances downloads
  • Resource monitoring
  • Firewall

Proxmox Server Solutions offers annual support subscription: 399 Euros / year per CPU sockets with unlimited cores.
Support is only through the online help desk system, through email and if needed through remote access. Apparently there’s no phone support available.