Article ID: 1450, created on Mar 4, 2013, last review on Aug 12, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Operations Automation 5.5
  • Operations Automation 6.0
  • Operations Automation 5.4
  • Plesk for Linux/Unix
  • Virtuozzo containers for Linux
  • Virtuozzo hypervisor


This article applies only to Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for Linux and Parallels Server Bare Metal products.

For information regarding templates management on Parallels Cloud Server refer to this article:
115548 Where can I download OS and application templates for Parallels Cloud Server


You can use the vzup2date utility to download and install the OS and application templates from the Parallels Virtuozzo Containers (PVC) repository.

Run one of the below commands to start the update wizard:

"vzup2date -t" -- for standard templates (available in PVC 4.0 and earlier versions)
"vzup2date -z" -- for EZ templates (available in PVC 4.0 and later versions)

The repository server and login credentials are taken from the /etc/sysconfig/vzup2date/vzup2date.conf file on the physical server. They may also be entered when you run the utility using the "Configure" option.
The default PVC repository is You may obtain the repository credentials through your Parallels sales representative.

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