Proxmox VE 7.0 released!


It’s our pleasure to announce the stable version 7.0 of Proxmox Virtual Environment. It’s based on the great Debian 11 “Bullseye” and comes with a 5.11 kernel, QEMU 6.0, LXC 4.0, OpenZFS 2.0.4. and countless enhancements and bugfixes.

Here is a selection of the highlights

  • Debian 11 “Bullseye”, but using a newer Linux kernel 5.11
  • LXC 4.0, QEMU 6.0, OpenZFS 2.0.4
  • Ceph Pacific 16.2 as new default; Ceph Octopus 15.2 remains supported.
  • Btrfs storage technology with subvolume snapshots, built-in RAID, and self-healing via checksumming for data and metadata.
  • New ‘Repositories’ Panel for easy management of the package repositories with the GUI.
  • Single Sign-On (SSO) with OpenID Connect
  • QEMU 6.0 with ‘io_uring’, a clean-up option for un-referenced VM disks
  • LXC 4.0 has full support for cgroups2
  • Reworked Proxmox installer environment
  • ACME standalone plugin with improved support for dual-stacked (IPv4 and IPv6) environments
  • ifupdown2 as default for new installations
  • chrony as the default NTP daemon
  • and many more enhancements, bugfixes, etc.

As always, we have included countless bugfixes and improvements on many places; see the release notes for all details.

Release notes

Press release

Video tutorial

Alternate ISO download:


Community Forum


Source code

We want to shout out a big THANK YOU to our active community for all your intensive feedback, testing, bug reporting and patch submitting!

Q: Can I upgrade Proxmox VE 6.4 to 7.0 with apt?
A: Please follow the upgrade instructions on

Q: Can I upgrade a 7.0 beta installation to the stable 7.0 release via apt?
A: Yes.

Q: Can I install Proxmox VE 7.0 on top of Debian 11 “Bullseye”?
A: Yes, see

Q: Why is Proxmox VE 7.0 released ahead of the stable Debian 11 release?
A: The Debian project team postponed their plans for the May release mainly due to an unresolved issue in the Debian installer. Since we maintain our own Proxmox installer, we are not affected by this particular issue, therefore we have decided to release earlier. The core packages of Proxmox VE are either maintained by the Proxmox team or are already subject to the very strict Debian freeze policy for essential packages.

Q: Can I upgrade my Proxmox VE 6.4 cluster with Ceph Octopus to 7.0 with Ceph Octopus or even Pacific?
A: This is a two step process. First, you have to upgrade Proxmox VE from 6.4 to 7.0, and afterwards upgrade Ceph from Octopus to Pacific. There are a lot of improvements and changes, so please follow exactly the upgrade documentation:

Q: Where can I get more information about feature updates?
A: Check the roadmapforum, the mailing list, and/or subscribe to our newsletter.

Best regards,

Martin Maurer
Proxmox VE project leader