Proxmox Virtual Environment 7.1, the free open source software alternative to VMWare ESXi has been released, based on Debian 11.1 “Bullseye” but using a newer Linux kernel 5.13, QEMU 6.1, LXC 4.0, Ceph 16.2.6, and OpenZFS 2.1. and countless enhancements and bug fixes.
Proxmox Virtual Environment brings several new functionalities and many improvements for management tasks in the web interface: support for Windows 11 including TPM, enhanced creation wizard for VM/container, ability to set backup retention policies per backup job in the GUI, and a new scheduler daemon supporting more flexible schedules..
Here is a selection of the highlights
- Debian 11.1 “Bullseye”, but using a newer Linux kernel 5.13
- LXC 4.0, Ceph 16.2.6, QEMU 6.1, and OpenZFS 2.1
- VM wizard with defaults for Windows 11 (q35, OVMF, TPM)
- New backup scheduler daemon for flexible scheduling options
- Backup retention
- Protection flag for backups
- Two-factor Authentication: WebAuthn, recovery keys, multiple factors for a single account
- New container templates: Fedora, Ubuntu, Alma Linux, Rocky Linux
- and many more enhancements, bug fixes, etc.
See the full Proxmox VE 7.1 original announcement on the forums for more details and useful links.