Welcome to our overview of the exciting new features introduced in Proxmox Virtual Environment 8.2. Together, let’s delve into the highlights of this latest release and explore the advancements that are shaping the future of virtualization

1. Automated Installation Enhancements

Proxmox has introduced a new feature that allows for automated and unattended installations, making the setup process faster and more efficient. This tool allows users to customise the default ISO to meet their specific requirements. The automated installation ISO retrieves all necessary settings from an answer file, which can be embedded directly in the ISO, stored on a separate USB drive, or accessed over the network. This feature is handy for deploying large-scale infrastructure and ensuring that configurations are consistent across multiple systems.

2. New Import Wizard for VMware ESXi Virtual Machines

Proxmox has recently introduced an import wizard that simplifies the migration of VMware ESXi virtual machines. This wizard allows users to establish a connection to the VMware ESXi host and mount it as a Proxmox storage, providing a seamless method for importing their virtual machines. This feature streamlines the transition process and facilitates the integration of existing VMware environments into Proxmox.

3. Modernised Firewall

Proxmox VE has upgraded its firewall implementation to nftables, a more efficient and flexible solution. The new implementation is written in Rust and is intended to replace the current iptables-based firewall in future versions. Although the nftables firewall is currently available as an experimental feature, Proxmox is seeking feedback from the community to improve it. Users can manually enable the nftables firewall, which operates on a per-host basis, until its feature set aligns with the existing implementation.

4. LXC Device Passthrough

LXC device passthrough functionality allows users to configure host device passthrough for containers directly within the user interface. This simplifies the management of container resources and enhances flexibility in deploying applications.

5. Advanced Backup Settings

Advanced settings are now available for backup jobs, enabling users to optimise performance and set bandwidth limits. These options offer greater control over the backup process, ensuring that resources are used efficiently

6. Custom ACME Support

Proxmox VE 8.2 now supports custom ACME-enabled certificate authorities with authentication via External Account Binding (EAB). This feature provides enhanced security and flexibility for managing SSL/TLS certificates in Proxmox environments.

7. UI Improvements

Proxmox VE 8.2 now supports custom ACME-enabled certificate authorities with authentication via External Account Binding (EAB). This feature provides enhanced security and flexibility for managing SSL/TLS certificates in Proxmox environments.This version introduces several user interface improvements, such as disabling double-click editing in the notes field to prevent accidental opening of the editor. Additionally, the reset button in the edit screen has been relocated to minimize the risk of accidental clicks. These refinements enhance usability and streamline the user experience.

8. Included Versions

Proxmox VE 8.2 is based on Debian 12.5 “Bookworm” and integrates advanced open-source technologies for virtual environments, such as Linux Kernel 6.8, Ceph 18.2, QEMU 8.1, and OpenZFS 2.2. This guarantees that it is compatible with the newest software updates and provides improved performance and reliability.


Proxmox Virtual Environment 8.2 is an impressive innovation in the field of virtualization, featuring a wide range of features and enhancements that redefine the virtualization landscape. This release prioritizes usability, flexibility, and performance, equipping users with the necessary tools to navigate the complexities of modern IT environments with ease.

Whether you’re deploying new infrastructure or migrating existing environments, Proxmox VE 8.2 simplifies operations, maximizes resource utilization, and delivers optimal performance. From the automated installation process to the modernized firewall and revamped user interface, every aspect of Proxmox VE 8.2 reflects a commitment to excellence and dedication to meeting the evolving demands of virtualized environments.

As organizations continue to embrace digital transformation, Proxmox is ready to deliver the innovation and reliability needed to propel them into the future of computing. Experience the power and potential of Proxmox Virtual Environment 8.2 – where virtualization meets excellence.