Control panels

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This page contains links to different control panels for OpenVZ, written by third parties. If you know the project that's missing here, please add it.

Featured and recommended[edit]

OVZ Web Panel[edit]

  • Written in Ruby - github page, old site
  • Automatic installer
  • Backup/restore/clone CT
  • Pretty interface with charts
  • Multi-user/roles/server/lingual support, user requests, event logging
  • Remote API
  • IP management
  • Version 2.4 released on 2013-04-04. Last github update 2015-06-26.
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Free software / Open source (in alphabetical order)[edit]

  • FOSVM (Free Open Source Virtual Machine manager): homepage | Uses php and bash scripts, monitors bandwidth, Version 0.03a. Last updated 2009-05-18.
  • HyperVM: homepage AGPL V3
  • MiniCloud: homepage | A set of client/server programs that provides similar functionality to the EC2 CLI tools for OpenVZ.
  • OpenNode: homepage (English) - Bare-metal ISO installer (CentOS based) providing openvz, kvm, libvirt and func out-of-box together with OpenNode Management Server appliance - containing also ajax Web Management Console with secure HTML5 vnc and ssh vm consoles.
  • OpenVZ Web Panel homepage - Version 2.4. Written on Ruby. Automatic installer, backup/restore/clone, pretty interface with charts, multi-user/roles/server/lingual support, user requests, event logging and all NEW: remote API, IP management and VZ migrations. Version 2.4 released on 2013-04-04. Very active development till June 2015.
  • Proxmox Virtual Environment: Proxmox VE Wiki - including bare-metal ISO installer. Requires 64bit Processor. OpenVZ support till PVE v3.4.
  • unxsVZ OpenVZ Multiple datacenter infrastructure manager for CentOS: unxsVZ Trac Wiki | Includes autonomic UBC adjusting, traffic and stats graphs. Supports hot-cold container clones, remote datacenter backups, IP and other resource management, container set group commands, NAT, and many advanced features. Very active development. Allows one or two staff to manage more than 1k containers on dozens of nodes across multiple datacenters. Installs via yum. GPLv2 licensed.
  • VirtuoCP (formerly Vtonf): homepage | According to the documentation only runs on CentOS 4.5 or higher. Last update 2010-10-17.

Proprietary / non-free[edit]

  • Aventurin{e}: homepage (English)
  • NGASI: homepage is the Out-of-the-Box Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Solution. Quickly and easily create a cloud based P-a-a-S with 2 or more Virtuzzo/OpenVZ servers.
  • oVZManager homepage (Webinterface German and English) Terminal and Rescue, IPv6 - Admin, Reseller, Customer - Windows Support over KVM
  • Plesk homepage, a control panel from Odin.
  • SolusVM homepage. Also supports KVM, Xen PV & HVM. Includes support for VSwap
  • TekBASE: homepage (German) Admin, Customer panel for openvz, game, stream and voice servers
  • VMmanager: homepage (English), a control panel for virtual machines management.
  • Virtualizor homepage by Softaculous. Also supports Xen PV & HVM, Linux KVM. Powers over 10000 VMs.
  • HostGuard homepage. Also supports KVM. Xen support due in February 2014.
  • VirtPanel homepage, Online hosted and self hosted licenced commercial service

Frozen projects[edit]

  • EasyVZ: sf.net project page (little bit outdated, but working and free. Last update Apr 2013) (requires Unix/Linux)
  • vpsAdmin homepage (french) - GPLv3 license, PHP+MySQL+Bash, Multi-server & Multilingual support, vpsAdmin 1.0 released on January 19, 2010
  • WebVZ: homepage Version 2.0 released September 7, 2008 (Moved to GitHub, last commit 2009-03-20). Requires Ruby on Rails.
  • Webmin: homepage | OpenVZ plugin | Version 1.0, last updated 2006-02-07

Closed projects[edit]

  • BoxCtrl-VZ homepage - Free and open source. Uses PHP, XML, and bash scripts. Lightweight. Released on Feb. 18th, 2012. Website does not exist
  • Mwamko: homepage Last activity May 2007 - Website does not exist
  • Panenthe: homepage (English)Screen shots <- does not exist anymore since 2010
  • RoboVZ: homepage Forum thread #2559 Lots of promises since announced in May 2007, nothing usable yet. Possibly GPL license. No activity in 2 years, calling it frozen.
  • VZ-Manager: homepage (German) website shows apache default page (11. 02. 2010)
  • VZMaster homepage, User Manual -- We also provide complete OpenVZ Distro based on Ubuntu Server distribution. - Website is offline
  • SLKVM homepage: console scripts to handle vz virtualization in a two node cluster. Website is down.
  • FluidVM: Home Page: website is not available
  • Sysvm: Home Page, The Enterprise hybrid vps control panel with ipv6 and load balancing, formally known as vcPanel. Demo , website is not available
  • vePortal: homepage (English) - Widely used OpenVZ Management Panel. Seems to be closed: "The vePortal project is currently not accepting new orders"

In development[edit]

  • easyVZ! homepage
  • DTC-Xen homepage - Currently being ported to OpenVZ by its main developers.
  • VZControl github - CLI interface to administer multiple OpenVZ Hosts. Written in PHP5. Last update in Nov 2013

3rd party wrappers[edit]

Beside control panels that are designed to work with OpenVZ, a lot of great tools have been released that allow you to centralized manage your servers in general. If you are in knowledge of a popular programming language like Ruby, Python or Perl it's easy to create your own OpenVZ modules for them.

Perl

  • (R)?ex [1] - With (R)?ex you can manage all your boxes from a central point through the complete process of configuration management and software deployment.

Python

  • Fabric [2] - Fabric is a Python (2.5 or higher) library and command-line tool for streamlining the use of SSH for application deployment or systems administration tasks.

Ruby

  • Capistrano [3] - Capistrano is a utility and framework for executing commands in parallel on multiple remote machines, via SSH.

If you have a working module for one of them or can suggest more such tools, feel free to add them!