Virtualizor 2.7.3 Launched

Hi,

The Virtualizor Team has released Virtualizor 2.7.3
This version has some cool new features and some bug fixes.
The following is a list of changes in this version:

1) [Feature] With this version we would like to announce a new Enduser theme ! It will be in beta for some time and the old theme will be supported for another 6 months from this release.
Our new enduser theme is based on the Single Page Interface concept and uses JSON API calls in Virtualizor to perform actions. For hosting companies this means they need to edit only one HTML file to fully customize the look and feel of this theme into something of their own.

Detailed docs on how to make the new theme will soon be available. We plan to make this new theme stable within a month from now. The new theme is also Mobile Friendly (it uses bootstrap). We will also be porting this to the billing software modules we maintain.

To use the new theme, login to an enduser account and use the following URL to access the new theme :
http(s)://YOUR-HOST-NAME/SESSION/index.php?act=i&w2=1

Here are some screenshots of the new theme :

listvs
Image : http://www.virtualizor.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/listvs.png

vpsmanage
Image : http://www.virtualizor.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/vpsmanage.png

user setting

change password

cloudres

create-full

monitoring

status log

control panel

apikey

2) [Feature] In the Admin Panel, the pagination tool has been improved to set the number of results per page.

3) [Feature] For the enduser panel, we have combined the language files into one single language file. Existing languages have also been updated with the single language file structure. Old language files will be deleted when the old enduser theme is disabled in Virtualizor.

4) [Task] Now virtio can be enabled while editing the VPS. (Note : It cannot be disabled once enabled)

5) [Task] In the Admin Panel, we have added pagination wherever possible.

6) [Task] The Enduser API has been improved and will soon have a detailed documentation done.

7) [Task] The Admin API has also been improved.

8) [Task] Improved the UI of various Logs in the Admin Panel.

9) [Task] There were many functions which were not defined in the SDK. This has been improved.

10) [Task] Added multiple action tool on in the Media Group and DNS wizards.

11) [Task] In the Add and Edit VPS wizard, we have changed the text of kb -> KB for Network Speed and Upload speed. This is to avoid confusion as some users assumed it was kilo bits/second. The unit was and is kilo bytes/second.

12) [Task] The ISO download wizard now supports FTP protocol as well i.e. public FTP mirrors can be used for download of an ISO.

13) [BugFix] For XEN HVM VMs with TAP devices, the default bridge was taken as the xenbr0 which resulted in bandwidth miscalculation. This has been fixed to use the bridge name as per the saved configuration.

14) [BugFix] On XenServer the network speed was written wrong in configuration for upload limit. This is fixed now.

15) [BugFix] In the Rebuild VPS wizard when multi virtualization is enabled on the Node, the OS list was showing OS templates of both virtualization software. This is fixed now.

16) [BugFix] Cloud user was not able to create the VPS if multi virtualization was turned on. This is fixed now.

17) [BugFix] Resizing the file system for QCOW2 was failing on some VPS which had been powered off and the filesystem was not clean. This is fixed now.

18) [BugFix] When multi-virtualization was enabled and if the primary storage was OpenVZ, Virtualizor was not able to create the VPS for KVM. This is fixed now.

19) [BugFix] In the Add and Edit VPS wizard, there was a Javascript bug due to which Network Speed and Upload speed was not set correctly if the drop down was used. This is fixed now.

20) [BugFix] If admin had disabled the API credential for endusers, a user would still able to access the API credential wizard with the direct URL. This is fixed now.

21) [BugFix] In the Admin Panel Backup wizard, the logs were not getting cleared if admin clicked on Clear logs. This is fixed now.

22) [BugFix] If multi virtualization is enabled and the Node was booted into a wrong kernel, the warning for the wrong kernel would have “1” at the end. This is fixed now.

23) [BugFix] There was a bug in detecting the size of a QCOW2 file if it had a decimal in the size. This is fixed now.

24) [BugFix] In the edit template wizard when the admin edited a precreated template, disabled fields would show blank values when the form was submitted. This is fixed now.

Virtualizor supports OpenVZ, Xen, XenServer and Linux-KVM on CentOS and Ubuntu and they all can be managed from the Master. We are adding more features and if you have any suggestions, do let us know. We hope you enjoy this version of Virtualizor.

Regards,
The Virtualizor Team

Critical QEMU Vulnerability – VENOM – affects Xen, KVM, VirtualBox, XenServer

What is the VENOM vulnerability?

A new vulnerability, dubbed “VENOM” has been discovered, which exploits the virtual floppy drive code in QEMU. This vulnerability potentially allows an attacker to break out of their VM (guest) and gain privileged access to the Host machine, and its guest VMs.

The official website, which contains more, useful information can be found here: http://venom.crowdstrike.com/

Upstream advisory: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0998.html

What virtualization/hypervisors are affected?

Any hypervisor that uses QEMU – Xen, KVM, VirtualBox and XenServer are amongst those affected by this exploit.

What can I do to resolve the VENOM vulnerability?

If you have a VM (guest) on a host whose technology is affected by this exploit, you should urgently update your virtualization platform for example, for KVM:

yum clean all && yum update qemu-kvm -y

And for others :

yum clean all && yum update -y

Following the update, the guests (virtual machines) need to be powered off and started up again for the update to take effect. Please note that it is not enough to restart the guests because a restarted guest would continue running using the same (old, not updated) QEMU binary.

NOTE : Please make sure you choose the correct kernel to boot.

New OS Templates launched

The Virtualizor team has launched following templates.

CentOS 7.1 (x86_64) – KVM, XEN-HVM and XCP-HVM
Scientific-7.0/7.1 (x86_64) – KVM, XEN-HVM and XCP-HVM
fedora-21 (x86_64) – KVM, XEN-HVM and XCP-HVM
Suse-12.3/13.1 (x86_64/x86_6464) – XCP-HVM

Regards,
Virtualizor Team

Virtualizor 2.7.2 (Multi Virtualization) Launched

Hi,

The Virtualizor Team has released Virtualizor 2.7.2
This version has some cool new features and some bug fixes.
The following is a list of changes in this version:

1) [Feature] With this version, Virtualizor now supports Multi Virtualization i.e. OpenVZ and KVM VMs can be created on the same node. Enabling Multi Virtualization is very simple and Virtualizor has a wizard to enable the same. Also the new WHMCS module has been launched for the same. You can read the wiki for more details :
http://www.virtualizor.com/wiki/Multi_Virtualization

2) [Feature] We have added new settings for KVM VPS I/O limit which can be used on VPS having a file storage. At the moment its supported only for CentOS 7 and Ubuntu 12+ Nodes.

3) [Feature] From this version onwards, the Master server will assign VPS names to VPS(s) on different slaves in a continous order. Before this version, the VPS Name would be assigned by each slave. This feature can be disabled from the Virtualizor Admin Panel -> Configuration -> Master Settings -> Disable Master VPS Name

4) [Feature] Added a setting to Enable/Disable the showing of Search forms in the Admin Panel. If enabled then the search form will be shown by default on all the pages. If disabled, the admin will need to click on the search icon to show the search form.

5) [Feature] Added a new “Site Domain” name setting. If set then email template will use the site domain instead of IP.

6) [Feature] Added the Multi Action feature in many Admin side utilities.

7) [Feature] Pagination options will now show at the top of the table as well as the bottom of the pages.

8) [Feature] We have enabled Thin LVM while adding a storage. However please do so at your own risk.

9) [Task] Added or improved Search on Login Logs, User logs, Admin Logs and IP logs wizard.

10) [Task] The API responses have been improved for the Power DNS wizard.

11) [Task] Raw Logging has been improved for migration.

12) [Task] Now Master node will sync on an hourly basis with the slave nodes to improve the syncing with Slave nodes.

13) [Task] Nginx server tokens has been turned off.

14) [Bugfix] On the List Backup Server page, search was not working. This is fixed.

15) [Bugfix] On DNS Plans page in the Admin Panel, search was not working. This is fixed.

16) [Bugfix] While migrating a XEN PV VPS, the SWAP disk was not created properly on the new migrated VPS. This is fixed now.

17) [Bugfix] The OS Template creation wizard did not work sometimes while creating a XenServer PV template. This is fixed now.

18) [Bugfix] While using XL on xen, sound hardware was set as hda causing the VPS to fail to boot. This is fixed now.

Virtualizor supports OpenVZ, Xen, XenServer and Linux-KVM on CentOS and Ubuntu and they all can be managed from the Master. We are adding more features and if you have any suggestions, do let us know. We hope you enjoy this version of Virtualizor.

Regards,
The Virtualizor Team

Virtualizor 2.7.1 Launched

Hi,

The Virtualizor Team has released Virtualizor 2.7.1
This version has some features and some bug fixes.
The following is a list of changes in this version:

[Feature] Added search for the left menu in Admin panel. Admins can now just search easily instead of scrolling the options.

[Feature] Added a setting to delete Users with no VPS. Admins will need to enable this feature.

[Feature] Added a setting to delete OS Templates on slave nodes, if the setting is enabled. This will consume more bandwidth as the templates will be downloded on the slave if a VPS is created / rebuilt.

[Feature] Added the Multi delete options in the List VMs, Users and IP pages.

[Feature] Added Multi VM Suspension and Unsuspension on the List VPS Page.

[Feature] Windows password strength checker has been added. If the template has “windows” in its name, the windows password strength will apply. This is to adhere to the Windows Password scheme in various Windows OS.

[Task] List Users and List IP pages are now showed in table.

[Task] The number of Cloud users will be displayed on the Admin Dashboard.

[Task] Templates which were not there as per Virtualizor but which had the OS Template file in the /var/virtualzor template folders were deleted to save space. We have now added an exception to not delete symlinks.

[Task] All logging will be in one directory now /var/virtualizor/log

[Task] Logs of different VPS, will now be stored seperately. e.g. a VPS rebuild log can be found in /var/virtualizor/log/rebuid/VPSID.log instead of the old /tmp/rebuild.log

[Task] The background scripts Logging has been improved. More details will be logged which can help to debug any error.

[Task] The Windows Template creator tool will now use the new storage code. However only block devices are supported as of now.

[Task] Improved search for the Users and IP wizard.

[Task] The OpenVZ importer has been improved. Orphan OpenVZ VMs can be imported in Virtualizor.

[Task] For Xen XL, device model will now qemu-xen-traditional

[Task] In KVM the VPS Name scheme has been changed to prefix a “v” char.

[Bugfix] Migration was failing for KVM and Xen VMs. This is fixed.

[Bugfix] If an admin saved the Master Settings the CRON time was removed from the cron file. This is fixed now and was introduced in version 2.6.3. Due to this bug some Master nodes would not have been updated to the latest version. They will need to perform a manual update to get to the latest version : http://www.virtualizor.com/wiki/Immediate_update

[Bugfix] The ISO list was not syncing with the slaves. This is now fixed.

[Bugfix] In Xen with XL the full Pygrub path /usr/bin/pygrub was written to the VPS config file which showed an error while starting the VM. This is fixed and changed to specify only “prygrub”

[Bugfix] The SolusVM WHMCS importer had some bugs which prevented the conversion to Virtualizor. This is now fixed.

[Bugfix] The Node RAM was not showing accuratele with the latest CentOS 7 update. This is fixed.

[Bugfix] On OpenVZ Nodes, unsuspend operation was not performed successfully in some cases. This is fixed.

[Bugfix] MAC address could not be blanked once it was set for an IP. This is fixed.

[Bugfix] OpenVZ Backup/Restore Email was not sent to users. This is fixed.

[Bugfix] If there were individual IPs of a slave (i.e. not in any IP Pool), they were not synced. This is fixed.

[Bugfix] In Xen with XL, soundhw = all caused an issue. This is fixed.

[Bugfix] In Xen with XL the free RAM of the node was not detected properly. This is fixed.

[Bugfix] In KVM, some VMs failed to start with UUID. This is now fixed.

Virtualizor supports OpenVZ, Xen, XenServer and Linux-KVM on CentOS and Ubuntu and they all can be managed from the Master. We are adding more features and if you have any suggestions, do let us know. We hope you enjoy this version of Virtualizor.

Regards,
The Virtualizor Team

Virtualizor 2.7.0 Launched

Hi,

The Virtualizor Team has released Virtualizor 2.7.0
This version has some bug fixes.
The following is a list of changes in this version:

1) [Feature] Added a CLI utility to be able to delete VMs. Docs : http://virtualizor.com/wiki/CLI

2) [Task] The Update Wizard in Virtualizor will now push the process the to background to avoid failures due to web server timeouts.

3) [Task] Added an option to increase the CURL timeout for API communication between servers. The default is 3 seconds. This will be useful for Slaves which are on a slower network.

4) [Task] The default Logs Deletion duration has been increased. However this will be changed only on new Virtualizor installs. For existing servers, you can change it from the Virtualizor Admin Panel -> Configuration -> Master Settings -> Log Settings

5) [Task] German Language files have been updated.

6) [Bugfix] The Add IPv6 Subnet wizard had a JS bug. This is fixed now.

7) [Bugfix] The Network Speed graph showed the speed wrongly since version 2.6.9. This is fixed now.

8) [Bugfix] On Ubuntu Nodes, the OS was not detected correctly. This is fixed now.

9) [Bugfix] In KVM operations will now be performed with the VMs UUID instead of names.

Virtualizor supports OpenVZ, Xen, XenServer and Linux-KVM on CentOS and Ubuntu and they all can be managed from the Master. We are adding more features and if you have any suggestions, do let us know. We hope you enjoy this version of Virtualizor.

Regards,
The Virtualizor Team

Virtualizor 2.6.9 Launched !

Hi,

The Virtualizor Team has released Virtualizor 2.6.9
This version has some new features and bug fixes.
The following is a list of changes in this version:

1) [Feature] Now Admin can view the Used Bandwidth Graph of VMs from the List VM page in the Admin Panel.

2) [Feature] Added password strength meter for strong passwords. For Windows VMs a password strength of 40 is now compulsory.

3) [Feature] Added Wiki links on pages so that Admins can directly click on the link to refer the Documentation regarding the utility.

4) [Feature] Now Admin can search VPS using VPSID and Secondary IP as well.

5) [Feature] Added confirmation before reinstalling the OS in enduser.

6) [Feature] Added XenServer Importer (In Beta). Let us know if you would like to participate in this beta.

7) [Feature] Added News Section in dashboard.

8) [Feature] The “OS Templates” wizard will now show the OS Template name which is supposed to be used in the billing panels like WHMCS, Blesta, etc.

9) [Task] The OS Name of a VPS will be stored while creating / reinstalling a VPS. This is to show the enduser and admins the OS Name even if the template is removed.

10) [Task] Added deletion of the unwanted templates and ISO files on Slave Nodes.

11) [Task] Improved Virtualizor Upgrade script to reduce the failure of Upgrade to new version.

12) [Task] Network Interface for VMs made into Dropdowns to avoid confusion in Advance settings.

13) [Task] Bandwidth Speed is displayed in MBits as well.

14) [Task] While slaving a server, the common IP checking has been improved to avoid errors if there are common unused IPs. Now errors will be shown only if a common IP is in use on either server.

15) [Task] Added XenServer Log clearer i.e. /var/log/*.gz files will be deleted. This is to avoid complete space utilization in XenServer.

16) [Task] Now Virtualizor will take daily backups of the Database and rotate it in a weeks time.

17) [Task] Added more details in the List Servers page i.e Node OS, Virtualizor Version, License Expiry.

18) [Task] Changed clock setting in KVM for adjusting time for VMs.

19) [Task] SolusVM Importer improved the wizard UI.

20) [Bugfix] Admin Index showed the active servers storage as 0/0. This is fixed now.

21) [Bugfix] WHMCS would not create VMs if the master was locked. This is fixed now.

22) [Bugfix] The Active Server Drop Down did not show the scroll bar if there were more than 5 servers. This is now fixed.

23) [Bugfix] Windows Template Creator Utility has been fixed. Support for QCOW2 will be added in upcoming version.

24) [Bugfix] Ubuntu Nodes could not provision Windows VMs because of NTFS utility path being different. This is now fixed.

25) [Bugfix] In the SolusVM Importer, the IP pool localhost relation had some issues. This is now fixed.

26) [Bugfix] In the SolusVM Importer, the Node Group relation had some issues. This is now fixed.

27) [Bugfix] After adding a new Storage, it was not synced with the slaves immediately. This caused the avaiable space to show as “0” or blank. This is now fixed.

28) [Bugfix] The Add Storage utility will now do a full path check.

29) [Bugfix] LVM based VM Backups were not working with the new Storage system. This is now fixed.

30) [Bugfix] VPS backup settings IO priority showed -20 when it was 0. This is now fixed.

31) [Bugfix] On CentOS 7 KVM Nodes, there was a sound card bug. This is now fixed.

32) [Bugfix] If the Master was CentOS 6 and the slave was a OpenVZ CentOS 5 Node, vswap would be enabled by default. This is now fixed.

33) [Bugfix] Custom themes had the wrong variables in the theme_settings.php . This is now fixed.

34) [Bugfix] Pagination in the List VS wizard would not work if there was a search filter. This is now fixed.

35) [Bugfix] If the license had expired on the slave server, user could not enable / disable Tun/Tap. This is now fixed.

Virtualizor supports OpenVZ, Xen, XenServer and Linux-KVM on CentOS and Ubuntu and they all can be managed from the Master. We are adding more features and if you have any suggestions, do let us know. We hope you enjoy this version of Virtualizor.

Regards,
The Virtualizor Team

Virtualizor 2.6.8 Launched !

Hi,

The Virtualizor Team has released Virtualizor 2.6.8
This version has some new features and bug fixes.
The following is a list of changes in this version:

1) [Feature] Added OpenVZ Serial Console Sessions. This will need to be enabled by the Admin so that users can use it. Here are some screenshots of the Serial Console for OpenVZ :
a) Click on the Serial Console
serialconsole1

b) Click on Create Session to start the session for console

c) You will get the username and password to login to console :

d) Thats it ! You are now accessing the Console.

2) [Feature] Added some statistics in the left menu, so that the Admin can see the count of VPSs, Users, Servers etc.

3) [Feature] Added the feature to add the rDNS Zone automatically when a user is setting the rDNS entry for the IPs. The Admin will need to enable the “Auto Add rDNS Zone” in the Virtualizor Admin Panel -> Master Settings

4) [Feature] Users will now be able to add rDNS entries for the IPv6 IPs, they have created from their IPv6 subnets.

5) [Task] The GUI for the list of servers has been changed and made into a table format.

6) [Task] Added setting in Admin panel to disable API Credential in enduser panel. It will allow Admins to turn off Enduser API Credential Creation.

7) [Task] If Slave server’s license was expired, it was shown as offline. Now it will be notified as expired instead of offline.

8) [Task] If Slave server’s license was expired, the VPS status would be shown as offline although the VMs were online. This is now changed.

9) [Task] Added the number of VPS a node has in the Manage Server utility and also on the Admin Index individual “server statistics” section.

10) [Task] Added the VPS Hostname variable in Email template of Delete VPS. Admins will now receive the VPS hostname in the email when a VPS is deleted.

11) [Task] Cirtix Xenserver 6.5 support added. Click here to read the guide.

12) [BugFix] There was a JavaScript bug in Edit Distro form. This is fixed now.

13) [BugFix] If the logo was disabled for the Login Screen, the setting was not working on the Forgot Password page. This is fixed now.

14) [BugFix] While editing a VPS, if the active Node is not set as per the VPS Node, the available space would be shown as blank. This is fixed now.

15) [BugFix] rDNS blank entries were shown for all VMs if there were any. This is fixed now.

16) [BugFix] While adding an LVM Storage, the VG check was not working in some cases. This is fixed now.

Virtualizor supports OpenVZ, Xen, XenServer and Linux-KVM on CentOS and Ubuntu and they all can be managed from the Master. We are adding more features and if you have any suggestions, do let us know. We hope you enjoy this version of Virtualizor.

Regards,
The Virtualizor Team

Virtualizor 2.6.7 Launched !

Hi,

The Virtualizor Team has released Virtualizor 2.6.7
This version has some bug fixes.
The following is a list of changes in this version:

1) [Task] Certain Storage functionalities have been improved.

2) [Task] The Installation docs have also been updated for installing File Based storage nodes.

3) [Bugfix] Storage was showing 0 on some servers and due to that VMs were not created. This is fixed now.

4) [Bugfix] In OpenVZ, if the backup option is disabled from Admin Panel and if user tries to take backup using API, the backups were being generated. This is fixed now.

5) [Bugfix] VirtIO was not disabled when trying to create VMs from WHMCS. This is fixed now. The Docs have also been updated.

6) [Bugfix] Thin LVM support in Beta was not working with the new storage. This is fixed now.

7) [Bugfix] There was a Javascript bug in the VPS Rebuild wizard i.e. if a “password mismatch” error was thrown, you could not resubmit the form. This is fixed now.

8) [Bugfix] While deleting a Storage, if the Active server is not that of the storage, then it would not be deleted. This is fixed now.

Virtualizor supports OpenVZ, Xen, XenServer and Linux-KVM on CentOS and Ubuntu and they all can be managed from the Master. We are adding more features and if you have any suggestions, do let us know. We hope you enjoy this version of Virtualizor.

Regards,
The Virtualizor Team