Article ID: 3597, created on Feb 5, 2008, last review on Apr 17, 2012

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo containers for Linux


Synopsis: New Virtuozzo 3.0.0 tools update provides fixes related to
  Virtual Environments networking and package management
Issue date: 2008-01-21
Product: Virtuozzo 3.0.0
Keywords: vzctl vznetcfg vzbackup vzreport vzkeytools
  vzkeyupdate vztt EZ template license

1. Topic:

 Updated packages for Virtuozzo 3.0.0 providing user-level tools fixes for
 VE networking and package management functionality.

2. Problem description:

 - A Virtuozzo license key cannot be updated if the primary network interface
  on the Hardware Node is 'bond0'.

 - The process of backing up large VEs may fail if a great number of files
  are changed during the VE backup.

 - The 'vzbackup' utility running on a remote server is locked up in the
  'Sleep' state when the same utility is also executed on the local server.

 - The Debian 4.0 OS EZ template cannot be cached due to insufficient
  resources values set in the vps.vzpkgtools.conf-sample file.

 - The CPU limit set with the '--cpus' option of the 'vzctl set' command is
  not kept after executing the 'vzctl suspend' or 'vzctl resume' command.

 - The 'vznetcfg' utility cannot handle the MAC addresses of bridges created
  with this utility.

 - The /proc/vz/vzaquota file cannot be processed by the 'vzreport' utility.

 - The 'vzpkg repair' command does not handle Debian-based EZ templates

 - The 'vzpkg repair' command tries to reinstall the packages installed inside
  a VE even if it must not.

 - It is impossible to download packages for an EZ template if the repositories
  configured for this template contain any conflicting packages.

 - The Plesk 8 application template cannot be added to VEs based on the
  centos-4-x86 EZ OS template.

 All Virtuozzo 3.0.0 users are advised to update their tools packages.

3. Affected components description:

 - vzctl is the primary tool for Virtual Environment management. This tool is
  used to create new VEs, start and stop them, configure their parameters, etc.

 - vznetcfg is a utility used to manage Virtuozzo networks and VLANs on the
  Hardware Node.

 - vzkeytools is a set of tools used to periodically check for the status of the
  Virtuozzo license installed on the Hardware Node and to automatically update
  the license before it expires.

 - vzbackup is a tool for backing up and restoring Virtual Environments.

 - vzreport is a utility used to compile a problem report and to automatically
  send it to the SWsoft support team.

 - vztt is a set of tools used to manage EZ templates. EZ templates introduced
  in Virtuozzo 3.0.0 for the first time are more flexible and easy to manage as
  compared to standard templates.

4. Bug fixes:

 #83961 - vzkeyupdate sends empty IP address when network device is bond0

 #61844 - vzkeyupdate: superfluous mail in cronmode even if license never

 #89509 - vzpkg create cache fails for Debian 4.0

 #71142 - vznetcfg should set the MAC address of the device it emulates

 #89168 - vzbackup fails for VEs with changed files

 #95662 - vzbackup ignores VE lock

 #95246 - vzreport considers /proc/vz/vzaquota as a directory

 #97832 - vzctl restore does not set the number of CPUs correctly

 #95878 - vzpkg repair fails for Debian-based EZ templates

 #96767 - vzpkg repair tries to download the packages installed inside VE

 #80048 - vzpkg should ignore conflicts when fetching packages

 #97511 - Plesk 8 cannot be installed inside VEs based on centos-4-x86

5. Obtaining:

 This update can be downloaded via ftp from
 If you do not have an ftp account, please contact

 You can also download and install this tools update using the
 vzup2date utility included in the Virtuozzo 3.0.0 distribution.

6. Installation:

 First, use the "rpm -Fhv" command to install the new Virtuozzo tools

 # rpm -Fhv virtuozzo-release-3.0.0-159.swsoft.noarch.rpm \
 vzbackup-3.0.0-17.swsoft.x86_64.rpm \
 vzctl-3.0.1-46.swsoft.x86_64.rpm \
 vzkeytools-3.0.0-5.swsoft.noarch.rpm \
 vznetcfg-3.0.1-27.swsoft.noarch.rpm \
 vzpkgenv41-3.0.1-34.swsoft.i386.rpm \
 vzpkgenv41s9-3.0.0-34.1.swsoft.i386.rpm \
 vzpkgenv41s9x64-3.0.0-34.1.swsoft.x86_64.rpm \
 vzpkgenv41x64-3.0.1-34.swsoft.x86_64.rpm \
 vzpkgenv43-3.0.0-34.swsoft.i386.rpm \
 vzpkgenv43x64-3.0.0-34.swsoft.x86_64.rpm \
 vzpkgenv44-3.0.0-34.swsoft.i386.rpm \
 vzpkgenv44x64-3.0.0-34.swsoft.x86_64.rpm \
 vzpkgenvdeb-3.0.0-28.22.swsoft.i386.rpm \
 vzreport-3.0.0-2.swsoft.x86_64.rpm \
 vztt-3.0.0-66.swsoft.x86_64.rpm \

 The update does not require Virtuozzo restart or system reboot.

7. RPMs required:

The following RPM packages are included in the tools update:


Copyright(c) 2008 SWsoft.

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