Install PostgreSQL

~# yum install postgresql postgresql-contrib

Install Oracle Spacewalk

~# yum install spacewalk-postgresql

Install utilities

~# yum install spacewalk-utils spacecmd

spacecmd allows you to administer Spacewalk from the command line. You can manage activation keys, configuration channels, Kickstarts, software channels, systems, and users.

spacewalk-common-channels allows you to configure the software channels, public yum repositories, GPG keys, and activation keys for Oracle Linux from the command line.

spacewalk-hostname-rename allows you to regenerate the SSL certificate if you change the system’s host name.

spacewalk-sync-setup allows you configure a master-slave relationship between two Spacewalk servers that you want to use in an Inter-Server Synchronization (ISS) configuration.

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Docker is not a replacement for lxc. “lxc” refers to capabilities of the linux kernel (specifically namespaces and control groups) which allow sandboxing processes from one another, and controlling their resource allocations.

On top of this low-level foundation of kernel features, Docker offers a high-level tool with several powerful functionalities:

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proxmox_doorsProxmox VE 4.1

Released 11.12.2015: See Downloads

  • based on Debian Jessie 8.2.0
  • Linux kernel 4.2.6
  • improved startup/shutdown behavior (systemd)
  • enable NTP by default
  • installer: allow up to 8 disks for ZFS
  • full IPv6 support
  • KVM: add qemu agent GUI option; update network boot ROMs
  • New HA manager; Improved HA GUI for users with restricted permissions
  • include LXC (removed OpenVZ, see Convert OpenVZ to LXC); rootfs resize to GUI; support for Fedora 22 and Debian stretch/sid, Ubuntu 15.10; supportunpriviledged containers (technology preview)
  • storage: added LVM thin support (technology preview)
  • added DRBD9 with drbdmanage (technology preview)
  • Support for Turnkey Linux LXC appliances
  • added new pvereport command
  • countless bug fixes and package updates (for all details see bugtracker and GIT)
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SHIPPING CONTAINERS REVOLUTIONIZED the way freight is moved around the world. By making it possible to pack all manner of cargo in a uniform way, shipping companies save money and streamline the process of loading and unloading goods. But it only worked because the size and shape of shipping containers are standardized, ensuring smooth transitions the trains hauling containers across the country to the boats designed to carry the containers across the ocean.

Software containers are poised to do the same thing for the web that shipping containers did for logistics. They make it far easier to move applications from the individual laptops and workstations where they are coded to the vast clusters of computers that serve those applications to customers. Now, a who’s who of tech companies, including Amazon, Google and Microsoft, have formed a new organization called the Open Container Project to create an open source standard for software containers.

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Proxmox-10-years-logoVienna (Austria) – April 29, 2015 – Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH today is celebrating its 10th birthday. Started in 2005 as a self-funded open source startup, Proxmox has already grown into an internationally successful tech business delivering secure and easy-to-use open source software for virtualization and email server protection. The customers in 140 countries are businesses of varying sizes and industries as well as universities, NGOs and private users. Proxmox Virtual Environment, a complete open source server virtualization management solution, has become an alternative to virtualization products like VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Oracle VM or Citrix XenServer.

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A couple of years ago (almost to the day) Forbes coveredthe suggestion that PayPal was going to drop VMwarefrom its infrastructure in favor of OpenStack. The article actually impacted upon VMware’s VMW +0.51% share price for a time and it only surfaced later that PayPal was only making an initial foray into OpenStack. VMware breathed a sigh of relief.

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Proxmox VE 3.4

Released 19.02.2015: See Downloads

  • add ZFS support
    • installer supports all ZFS RAID levels.
  • pve-manager (GUI) updates
    • openvz: implement suspend/resume
    • qemu GUI: support new pending changes API
    • new ‘disconnect’ button on the network edit panel
    • vzdump: new option –stop to abort running backup job
    • add NUMA option to processor form
    • add GUI for local ZFS storage
    • add startall/stopall/migrateall menu buttons
    • add multiqueues field to NIC form
  • update to qemu 2.1.3
  • qemu-server updates
    • shutdown by Qemu Guest Agent if the agent flag is set
    • snapshot_create: call fsfreeze if agent flag is set
    • vzdump: use qga freeze in vzdump in snapshot mode
    • add custom NUMA topology support
    • serial: allow to pass arbitrary device names
    • add link_down flag to network config
    • support additional e1000 variants for VM machines
    • enable hotplug by default
    • hotplug config: allow to enable specific features
    • include memory hotplug patch (experimental)
  • improved hotplug support
  • based on Debian Wheezy 7.8
  • kernel updates
  • countless bug fixes and package updates, for all details see bugtracker and GIT

 

The most important feature: Proxmox VE Firewall for the cluster, the host and also for container and virtual machines. Of course, fully integrated into the GUI.

All highlights

  • Proxmox VE Firewall
  • Html5 Console (noVNC) for Shell, Containers and Virtual Machines
  • Two-factor authentication
  • QEMU 2.1
  • New 3.10 Kernel (based on RHEL7, for now without OpenVZ support)
  • Latest stable 2.6.32 kernel
  • Countless updates, including corosync and fence-agents

A big Thank-you to our active community for all feedback, testing, bug reporting and patch submissions. For complete release notes see the change logs of each package.

Package repositories
http://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Package_repositories