Article ID: 112770, created on Nov 9, 2011, last review on May 11, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo hypervisor 5.0

Release notes

Synopsis:          New Parallels Server Bare Metal 5.0 tools update provides
                   fixes related to Container and virtual machines management
Issue date:        2011-11-09
Product:           Parallels Server Bare Metal
Keywords:          'stability' 'backup' 'migration'
1. What's Included in This Update
New packages for Parallels Server Bare Metal provide user-level tool
fixes for managing Containers and virtual machines.
2. Problem Description
This update contains fixes for the following issues:
- Migrating Containers with Parallels Virtual Automation may fail. (PCLIN-30084)
- Parallels Power Panel does not work for Containers based on openSUSE 11.3.
- 'vzcfgvalidate' does not support processing VSwap configurations.
- If a Container is migrated using the iterative migration type and the migration
  fails, it is impossible to repeat the migration process. (PCLIN-29532)
- A kernel panic may occur when executing the start or stop script for a virtual
  machine. (PSBM-9909)
- A server may become unresponsive under certain conditions.
  (PSBM-9975, PSBM-9764)
- A virtual machine may crash when installing Windows Server 2008. (PSBM-9743)
- An attempt to migrate a Container or a virtual machine may fail.
  (PSBM-9688, PSBM-9708, PSBM-9733, PSBM-9862)
- It is impossible to apply the network settings to a virtual machine running
  Windows Server 2003. (PSBM-9809, PSBM-9930, PSBM-9793)
- It is impossible to apply the network settings to a Container without
  restarting the Container. (PSBM-9941, PSBM-9938)
All Parallels Server Bare Metal users are advised to update their tools
3. Affected Components
 - 'parallels-server' is a set of binaries for managing virtual machines.
 - 'vzctl' is the primary tool for managing Containers. This tool is used
   to create new Containers, start and stop them, configure their parameters,
 - 'vzbackup' is a set of tools used to back up and restore Containers.
 - 'vzmigrate' is a utility for migrating Containers between physical servers.
 - 'vztt' is a set of tools for managing EZ templates.
 - 'libvznbdmig' is a set of routines required for migrating Containers to
   virtual machines.
 - 'deb2vzdeb' is a utility to convert Debian packages to the Virtuozzo format.
 - 'vzpkgenv47' is a minimal 'CentOS'-like environment for executing the
    Parallels version of the yum package.
 - 'vzpkgenv48' and 'vzpkgenv49' are minimal 'Fedora'-like environments for
    executing the Parallels version of the yum package.
 - 'vzpkgenvdeb' is a minimal 'Debian'-like environment for executing the
    Parallels version of the apt package.
4. Obtaining the Update
 You can download and install this tools update using the 'vzup2date' utility
 included in the Parallels Server Bare Metal distribution.
5. Installing the Update
 Use the 'vzup2date' command to install the new Parallels Server Bare Metal
 tools packages.
 The update does require Parallels Server Bare Metal restart or system
6. RPMs required:
 The following RPM packages are included in the tools update:
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