Article ID: 113806, created on May 2, 2012, last review on May 2, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo hypervisor

Synopsis: New Parallels Server Bare Metal 5.0 tools update provides fixes related to Container and virtual machine management functionality.

Issue date: 05-02-2012

Product: Parallels Server Bare Metal

Keywords: "stability" "hardware"

  1. What's Included in This Update

    New packages for Parallels Server Bare Metal 5.0 provide user-level tool fixes for managing Containers and virtual machines.

  2. Problem Description

    This update contains the following new features:

    • Support for using up to 24 virtual CPUs in virtual machines.
    • Support for assigning up to 96 GB of RAM to virtual machines.
    • Support for running virtual machines with up to 5 TB of virtual disk space.

    This update contains fixes for the following issues:

    • A crash could occur when backing up a virtual machine. (#PSBM-12341).
    • A crash could occur when stopping a virtual machine that had been running for a long time. (#PSBM-11748).
    • It was impossible to cache the openSUSE 11.4 EZ template. (#PSBM-12081).
    • An online migration could fail with an error saying that the IPv6 module was absent from the Container, even if the module was not required. (#PSBM-11558).
    • The "vzpkg info" command could fail to determine the package version of an old EZ template. (#PSBM-12080).

    The update also contains a number of stability fixes.

    All Parallels Server Bare Metal users are advised to update their tools packages.

  3. Obtaining the Update

    You can download and install this tools update using the "vzup2date" utility included in the Parallels Server Bare Metal distribution.

  4. Installing the Update

    Use the "vzup2date" command to install the new Parallels Server Bare Metal tools packages.

    The update requires a Parallels Server Bare Metal restart or a system reboot.

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