FAQ – OpenVZ End-of-Life

OpenVZ is no longer developed by the vendor and its community. We know many of our customers want to keep their OpenVZ-based servers for now – therefore, we have chosen to continue operating OpenVZ during the last stage before End-of-Life.

From January 1, 2024, we no longer offer customer support for the solution, and users will experience reduced functionality. Please note that scaling up your resources will no longer be possible.

From this date, you will only be able to perform the following actions in OpenVZ:

  • List servers and their properties (no statistics or resource usage)
  • Start server
  • Restart server
  • Shut down server
  • Open console
  • Delete the server

Any restored data from a backup will be restored on a KVM or VMware server. The future of OpenVZ is highly unreliable, and we strongly recommend that you migrate to our KVM or VMware platform as soon as possible to avoid data loss.

Migration offer! This is your last chance to get two months of server cost for free on your new KVM server. Contact support@glesys.se to get your promo code.

How do I migrate?

We recommend you create a new server on our KVM or VMware platform and move your data and applications to the new server manually. This option allows you to upgrade to a newer operating system while your old server is still up and running.

If you prefer, you also have the option to migrate your entire server with the help of our migration guides:

If you need help migrating, contact us at support@glesys.se for more information.

Are there any limitations when migrating?

If the OpenVZ server is running one of the operating systems below, you can migrate to either KVM or VMware:

  • Debian 9
  • Ubuntu 16
  • CentOS 7

If your server is running an older operating system, you are limited to our VMware platform, which also supports installing operating systems using ISO images.

Can I keep the same IP address on the new server?

Unfortunately, moving IP addresses between the two VPS platforms is impossible. If your application or service heavily depends on the IP address, we can try to help you find a solution. Please contact us at support@glesys.se.

How do I know if my server is running on OpenVZ?

Log in to GleSYS Cloud. In the server list, servers with an ID starting with vz (for example vz12345) is an OpenVZ server. Use that ID when communicating with our support team.

VPS Platforms – what are the differences?

GleSYS offers two platforms – VMware or KVM – to choose between.

KVM is our newest addition, offering a cost-effective solution and featuring the latest operating systems. With direct access to local storage, KVM is optimized for I/O intensive applications.

KVM is currently available in Stockholm, Falkenberg, and Oulu (Finland). Read more about KVM

VMware offers High Availability and the possibility to build isolated networks and connect your servers to local networks. Run whatever operating system you prefer.

VMware is currently available in Falkenberg, Stockholm, Oslo, Amsterdam, and London. Read more about VMware

If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at support@glesys.se or +46-346-738 800.

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