Virtuozzo Linux 8.4

Issue date: 2021-06-11

Applies to: Virtuozzo Linux 8

Virtuozzo Advisory ID: VZA-2021-030

1. Overview

The complete list of changes is available in RHEL 8.4 release notes.

2. New Features

  • Libreswan IPsec VPN now supports TCP encapsulation and security labels for IKEv2.

  • The nmstate network API for hosts is fully supported in version 8.4.

  • Ansible modules are available for automated management of role-based access control (RBAC) in Identity Management (IdM), an Ansible role for backing up and restoring IdM servers, and an Ansible module for location management.

  • Newer module streams are now available: Python 3.9, SWIG 4.0, Subversion 1.14, Redis 6, PostgreSQL 13, MariaDB 10.5.

  • Compilers have been updated: GCC Toolset 10, LLVM Toolset 11.0.0, Rust Toolset 1.49.0, Go Toolset 1.15.7.

3. Bug Fixes

  • If subscription-manager was installed, any dnf command could produce warnings about the system not being registered to Red Hat Subscription Management. Now subscription-manager is no longer a dependency of a number of packages, and its plugins are disabled by default. (VZL-94)

4. Installing

You can install Virtuozzo Linux from ISO images available in the official repository. For complete installation instructions, see the Virtuozzo Linux 8 Quick Start Guide.

Virtuozzo Linux is also available as a Docker image. You can get it with ‘docker pull virtuozzo/vzlinux8’.

5. Upgrading

On hardware nodes or in virtual machines, you can upgrade to the latest Virtuozzo Linux release by running ‘dnf upgrade’.

To update containers running Virtuozzo Linux, use ‘vzpkg update <CT_ID>’. To update the EZ template cache for creating new containers, run ‘vzpkg update cache vzlinux-8-x86_64’. For more information, see the Virtuozzo Hybrid Server 7 User’s Guide.

6. Providing Feedback

Please report any issues you might find at the bug tracker.

Please also feel free to send your pull requests to our GitHub repository.

The JSON file with the source of this advisory is available at