The Best Solution for Hosters Just Got Better

| Product Updates | October 11, 2021

Virtuozzo is excited to release our latest version of Virtuozzo Hybrid Server designed for the hosting market that wants a platform that distinguishes you from the rest. 

This makes our latest version one of the most powerful platforms to hit the market! 

Our latest release stays true to keeping our software products at the cutting edge by leveraging modern architecture that scales effortlessly, offering our customers better stability while improving performance. Virtuozzo has predominantly been running on Intel and we are thrilled to now support the latest AMD EPYC™ 7003-series CPUs (codenamed "Milan"). We truly are hardware agnostic, with the latest architecture support.  

We have simplified the installation and listened to our existing customers while taking into account the needs of the market. 

This means we now offer more templates from the most widely used control panels used in the hosting market. 

Our engineers have also enabled support for templates for Centos 7 and our Vzlinux containers as well as adding support for Alma Linux as a guest OS.  

If that wasn’t enough, we also are now adding support for Microsoft Windows Server 2022. 

This release, combined with the product’s already powerful features, helps make sure that Virtuozzo, once again, positions itself as the most dominant enablement platform for Hosters and service providers. 

We hope you make use of these features and combine it with your innovative offerings and solutions and continue to grow the market.  

For a more detailed understanding of what is in our latest release please visit our release notes here 

Together we are better. 

New Features 

  • AMD EPYC™ 7003-series CPU support 
  • The latest Virtuozzo Storage core.  
  • Ability to convert CentOS 7 to VzLinux 8 in containers.  
  • Ability to install and update the guest tools from package repositories instead of ISO images.  
  • cPanel EZ template for CentOS 7 containers.  
  • Plesk EZ template for CentOS 7 containers.  
  • ISPmanager EZ template for CentOS 7 and VzLinux 8 containers.  
  • Support for AlmaLinux as a guest OS in containers. (PSBM-126392) 
  • Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2022 as a guest OS in virtual machines. (PSBM-126773) 
  • Support for Debian 11 as a guest OS in virtual machines and containers. (PSBM-133078, PSBM-133085) 
  • Improvements in migration of virtual environments from Virtuozzo 6 to Virtuozzo Hybrid Server 7. In particular, VNC is now enabled in all virtual machines to be migrated. In addition, Parallels guest tools are now removed during the installation of Virtuozzo guest tools. (PSBM-123987, PSBM-123390) 

Bug Fixes 

  • The rate set with the ‘–rate’ option could not be unset. (PSBM-130799) 
  • pcompact could run for too long and consume too much resources. (PSBM-132757) 
  • pcompact could run longer than the set timeout. (PSBM-132275)
  • The ‘rate’ and ‘ratebound’ values were missing from the output of ‘prlctl list’. (PSBM-130798) 
  • Failed migration of a container could result in that container being present on both the target and destination nodes. (PSBM-130335)
  • Unable to reboot a container that is being backed up. (PSBM-129771) 
  • Configuring multiple VM settings at the same time could fail. (PSBM-128213) 
  • Containers with ‘ONBOOT’ set to ‘yes’ located on an iSCSI partition did not start automatically after node reboot. (PSBM-127669) 
  • Virtuozzo release and ReadyKernel patch version were missing from the MOTD. (PSBM-132935) 
  • Other fixes. (PSBM-129234, PSBM-130693, PSBM-131580, PSBM-131874, PSBM-132267, PSBM-132823, PSBM-133530) 

Known Issues 

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2022 virtual machines do not yet support Hyper-V disks. (PSBM-133918) 

Installing the Update 

Install the update with ‘yum update’. Reboot the host and switch to the new kernel.