Category: Infrastructure Management

Ubuntu 14.04.6 LTS deprecated. Use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 18.04 LTS for new machines.

Ubuntu 14.04.6 LTS about to reach its end of standard support (April 30, 2019). The software vendor Canonical, who maintains and releases updates and patches for Ubuntu 14.04.6 LTS, would no longer provide security and maintenance updates for the regular users of the operating system. 

In general, any regular users using Ubuntu LTS (long-term support) version would only receive maintenance and other updates from Canonical up to five years from the date of the LTS version availability. 

You can go through the following link to check life cycle of the other ubuntu versions :

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

We recommend you to launch and use new machines with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or 16.04 LTS available in template browser.

Regards,
Virtualizor Team

KVM + Virtualizor

KVM + Virtualizor

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KVM with Virtualizor

KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V). It consists of a loadable kernel module, kvm.ko, that provides the core virtualization infrastructure and a processor specific module, kvm-intel.ko or kvm-amd.ko.

Using KVM, one can run multiple virtual machines running unmodified Linux or Windows images. Each virtual machine has private virtualized hardware: a network card, disk, graphics adapter, etc.

KVM is open source software. The kernel component of KVM is included in mainline Linux, as of 2.6.20. The userspace component of KVM is included in mainline QEMU, as of 1.3.

Virtualizor support KVM virtualization and it is very stable.

KVM + Virtualizor can be installed on CentOS or Ubuntu

Features of Virtualizor with KVM:

  1. Migration from one node to another node
  2. Multiple Storage support
  3. Backups and Restore of VMs (Local, FTP, SSH backup servers)
  4. Storage Overcommit (Thin LVM and File base storage)
  5. Cloning of the VM
  6. Internal IP configuration supported with Virtual Domain forwarding.

For full list of feature please visit the following link :

https://virtualizor.com/features

You can find the guide for how to install Virtualizor with KVM virtualization here :

https://www.virtualizor.com/docs/install/install-kvm/

Virtualizor 2.9.9 Launched

Hi,

The Virtualizor Team has released Virtualizor 2.9.9.0
In this version we have introduced some revolutionary features like HA for KVM, Backups for File based storage, etc. Here is the complete change list:

1. [Feature] Virtualizor now supports High Availability on KVM. Here is the guide for HA :
https://www.virtualizor.com/docs/admin/high-availability/
NOTE: This is in public beta.

2. [Feature] Added backup support for file based storage.
NOTE: This functionality is available on latest QEMU version (> 2.0.0)
NOTE: This is in public beta.

3. [Feature] Added option to set different path for different server in Backup Plan wizard. It will enable Admin to use the same plan on multiple servers with different configuration.

4. [Feature] Added option for controlling IO in the Backup/Restore process. This will help to control the high load in backup and restore process.

5. [Feature] Added WHMCS invoicing option for cloud billing module. If this option is enabled by admin, Cloud users invoices will be created in WHMCS as per resource usage in Virtualizor.

6. [Feature] Added Hooks to perform actions before starting VM, after starting VM and before deleting VM.

7. [Feature] Improved method for Adding and Removing HAproxy rules. Also rules on CentOS 7+ will now be handled properly.

8. [Feature] Added option to search tasks by Server on Tasks Page.

9. [Feature] Added option to Lock / Unlock multiple servers on List Server page.

10. [Feature] Added Disk type selection in VPS plans for Proxmox VPS.

11. [Feature] Virtualizor is now available in Turkish Language.

11. [Task] Updated logos for cPanel and Plesk on Control Panel Installation wizard in Enduser panel.

12. [Task] While adding DNS record on Admin panel, Hostname field is now optional. Earlier it was a mandatory field.

13. [Task] If VM delete operation was performed when the VM was in Rescue Mode, Virtualizor was giving error to remove the VM from Rescue mode first and then proceed with the delete. Virtualizor will now remove the VM from rescue mode and delete the VM without giving any error.

14. [Task] Added ACL for “Reboot Server” option on Manage Server Page in Admin panel.

15. [Task] On XenServer 7.6+ VNC was not working as they have moved VNC from ports to sockets. Virtualizor now handles it correctly.

16. [Task] ACL added for Storage, Edit Storage wizards in Admin panel.

17. [Bugfix] If VM was created using VPS plan assigned with recipe, recipe was not getting executed if that VM was rebuilt from Rebuild VPS wizard. Fixed.

18. [Bugfix] If VM on solusvm had interface name as ‘vifvmkvm.0’ instead of ‘vifkvm.0’, Virtualizor was not able to detect the bandwidth of the imported VM. Fixed.

19. [Bugfix] Virtualizor was not able to mount windows template having multiple partitions on custom windows templates. Now it will try to check for multiple partition and try to mount it if possible.

20. [Bugfix] “noemail” option custom field was not working for WHMCS reseller module. Fixed.

21. [Bugfix] While using Admin SDK for novnc, websockify service was not getting started due to which if anyone has integrated with custom novnc client it was not showing the VM. Fixed.

22. [Bugfix] On Proxmox LXC, restore VPS was not working due to change in API call from proxmox. Fixed.

23. [Bugfix] On CentOS 7.5+ it was giving error for changing password for Windows machines. Fixed.

24. [Bugfix] In enduser panel, Managesubnet wizard was dying while adding the record for /48 prefix. Fixed.

25. [Bugfix] While restoring the backup if the VPS disk was not present, it was failing the restoration process. Fixed. Now Virtualizor will create the VPS disk and continue with the restore process.

26. [Bugfix] On XenServer change of Hostname was not working if server pool was created. Fixed.

27. [Bugfix] If VPS Name was just a single or double digit, at that time Virtualizor was not able to remove ebtable rules. Fixed.

28. [Bugfix] On Manage VPS page, VPS Domain Forwarding wizard was not filling the list properly. Fixed.

29. [Bugfix] On Manage Server page Uptime was not updated. Fixed.

30. [Bugfix] VNC was not working for Xen PV machine whose VNC Ports were greater than 6000. Fixed. Now Xen PV machines will use ports below 6000 and Xen HVM will use ports above 6000.

31. [Bugfix] On LXC containers MTU settings were not getting applied. This is fixed.

32. [Bugfix] On Proxmox KVM and LXC, VMs were not getting deleted, if they were in suspended state. This is fixed.

33. [Bugfix] On OpenVZ 7 CT, Adding SSH Key was not working. This is fixed.

34. [Bugfix] On OpenVZ 7, CT was not getting correct network settings if it was created using custom template. This is fixed.

35. [Bugfix] For Ceph storage, storage size was not getting detected and was showing as 0. Due to this VM creation was not working. This is fixed.

36. [Bugfix] On OpenVZ 7 CT creation was failing due to empty package_manager file. This is fixed.

37. [Bugfix] On OpenVZ 7 for few distros, containers were not getting network settings. This is fixed.

Virtualizor supports OpenVZ, OpenVZ 7, Xen, XenServer, LXC and Linux-KVM on CentOS and Ubuntu and they all can be managed from the Master. We are adding more features and if you have any suggestions, do let us know. We hope you enjoy this version of Virtualizor.

Regards,
The Virtualizor Team

Virtualizor 2.9.8.8 Launched (Patch 8) (Stable & release)

The Virtualizor Team has released Virtualizor 2.9.8.8 (Stable Candidate)
This version has some internal improvement.

1) [Task] SQL query improvements

Full list of changes for this version are listed here :

Virtualizor 2.9.8 Launched

Virtualizor supports OpenVZ, OpenVZ 7, Xen, XenServer, LXC and Linux-KVM on CentOS and Ubuntu and they all can be managed from the Master. We are adding more features and if you have any suggestions, do let us know. We hope you enjoy this version of Virtualizor.

Regards,
The Virtualizor Team

CVE-2019-8912 – Linux Kernel af_alg_release() Vulnerability

A major security vulnerability has been found within *many* versions of the Linux Kernel which could lead to an Arbitrary Code Execution. On a scale of 1 to 10 for severity, this flaw is being scored 9.8!

Take action now!

Check with your Linux distro / vendor to see if they have released specific patches to address this vulnerability.

References:
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https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-8912

https://cloudlinux.com/cloudlinux-os-blog/entry/major-9-8-vulnerability-affects-multiple-linux-kernels-cve-2019-8912-af-alg-release

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19210727

http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/1042902/

Regards,
Virtualizor Team

Virtualizor 2.9.8.7 Launched (Patch 7) (Stable)

The Virtualizor Team has released Virtualizor 2.9.8.6 (Stable Candidate)
This version has some bugfix.

Here you can check the list of changes :

1) [Task] Internal improvement in the core code.

Virtualizor supports OpenVZ, OpenVZ 7, Xen, XenServer, LXC and Linux-KVM on CentOS and Ubuntu and they all can be managed from the Master. We are adding more features and if you have any suggestions, do let us know. We hope you enjoy this version of Virtualizor.

Regards,
The Virtualizor Team

CVE-2019-5736: runc Container Breakout (Docker, LXC, Kubernetes + More)

A serious security flaw has been discovered within ‘runc’ that could allow a
container breakout and/or root privilege escalation within Docker, LXC,
Kubernetes and many other platforms.

An exploit has already been made public and it is recommended that you
update as soon as possible.

References:

https://seclists.org/oss-sec/2019/q1/119

https://github.com/lxc/lxc/commit/6400238d08cdf1ca20d49bafb85f4e224348bf9d

Regards,
Virtualizor Team.

We’ve launched our new website and we’re excited to introduce you to our new look

We’ve launched our new website and we’re excited to introduce you to our new look

Hi,
With the beginning of a new year we have revamped our website and want to introduce it to you.
Here is the glimpse of the new Virtualizor website.

We’ve launched our new website and we’re excited to introduce you to our new look 2

Along with the new look of our website we are excited to announce that many revolutionary features are on the way within few weeks. Such as HA (High Availability for KVM), Backups for File base storage and many more.
Do checkout our new website and if you face any issues please inform us at our support desk :
https://softaculous.com/support
If you wish to express your love towards Virtualizor, you can submit testimonial at following link :
https://www.virtualizor.com/submit_testimonial

Regards,
Virtualizor Team.

Updated LXC templates

We have added and updated the template list in Virtualizor.

For LXC and Proxmox LXC following templates are launched :

  • Ubuntu-18.04 x86_64 (updated for LXC,new for Proxmox LXC)
  • Ubuntu-18.10 x86_64 (new for LXC)
  • Debian-9.6 x86_64 (new for LXC & Proxmox LXC)
  • Debian-8.7 x86_64 (new for Proxmox LXC)

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