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vzctl is a tool to control OpenVZ containers.

Warning.svg Warning: this is an old version of vzctl. For the latest version, see Download/vzctl/4.9.4.



New features

  • vzctl set --ipadd: support for net masks (#1088)
  • vzsplit: support for VSwap enabled config generation


  • vzctl set --ipadd: fix default route disappearing in Debian-based containers after adding netmask (#1971)
  • configs: fix VSwap configurations
  • vzctl set/start: fix parsing T suffix on 32-bit boxes
  • vzctl set --devices: option argument parsing fixes
  • vzctl set --devices|--devnodes: do not allow to enable loop devices in CT
  • vzctl set --netdev_add: fix exit code in case of invalid veth params
  • vzctl create: turn on quota when running postcreate actions
  • vzctl create: also randomize /etc/cron.d entries in
  • vzctl start: add SETFCAP to default capabilities in CT (#1911)
  • vzifup-post: do not fail if there's no /proc/vz/veip (#1918)
  • vzsplit: do not play with CPUUNITS (#1627)
  • vzsplit: fix printing minimum RAM size
  • vzsplit: fix privvmpages calculation


  • etc/init.d/vz*: mount cgroups
  • etc/dists/scripts/ support for resolvconf in CT
  • etc/conf/ve-unlimited.conf-sample: remove VERSION
  • etc/dists/scripts/*: remove bashisms (#1955)
  • vzctl set: improve parsing int and ulong numbers
  • vzctl start/set: be less chatty when running distscripts
  • bash_completion: complete .tar, tar.bz2 and tar.xz for --ostemplate
  • vzsplit, vzctl set: better output of UBC parameters
  • vzsplit: fix help/usage output
  • vzsplit: fix text of a generated config comment
  • vzsplit: show usage in case of invalid arguments
  • vzsplit: print 'container' not 'containers' for a single CT
  • etc/dists/scripts/ improve removing old nameservers
  • etc/dists/scripts/* enhancements
  • vzctl set --capability: fix capability parsing error message
  • vzubc: fix for Debian/mawk
  • vzubc: fix -i/-r modes for 0th beancounter
  • Various code cleanups and refactoring


  • vzctl --help: fix more than 80 columns output
  • scripts/ fix VE_STATE description
  • configs: CONFIG_CUSTOMIZED parameter is obsoleted
  • man/vzctl.8: use simfs in mount script example
  • man/vzctl.8: in SYNOPSYS --netif_del can be all
  • man/vzctl.8: add a note to ACTION SCRIPT about execution context
  • man/*: Many other fixes and improvements

Build system

  • Add ability to build snapshots from git (
  • use newer macros
  • many missing checks added

For the complete list of changes in this release, see git changelog for vzctl-3.0.29.


OpenVZ project would like to thank the following people who contributed patches and/or provided bug reports for this vzctl release (in no particular order):

  • Tim Small
  • Dietmar Maurer
  • Mario Kleinsasser
  • Sam Trenholme
  • Slava Dubrovskiy
  • Leandro López
  • Scott Dowdle



x86 (i686, IA32)[edit]

File Date Size
vzctl-3.0.29-1.i386.rpm 2011-09-15 13:42:25 159 Kb
vzctl-lib-3.0.29-1.i386.rpm 2011-09-15 13:42:25 186 Kb

x86_64 (AMD64, EM64T)[edit]

File Date Size
vzctl-3.0.29-1.x86_64.rpm 2011-09-15 13:42:25 163 Kb
vzctl-lib-3.0.29-1.x86_64.rpm 2011-09-15 13:42:25 209 Kb


x86 (i686, IA32)[edit]

File Date Size
vzctl-3.0.29-1.i386.tar.gz 2011-09-15 13:42:24 150 Kb
vzctl-3.0.29-1.i386.tar.gz.asc 2011-09-15 13:42:27 189 b 
vzctl-lib-3.0.29-1.i386.tar.gz 2011-09-15 13:42:24 190 Kb
vzctl-lib-3.0.29-1.i386.tar.gz.asc 2011-09-15 13:42:27 189 b 

x86_64 (AMD64, EM64T)[edit]

File Date Size
vzctl-3.0.29-1.x86_64.tar.gz 2011-09-15 13:42:24 150 Kb
vzctl-3.0.29-1.x86_64.tar.gz.asc 2011-09-15 13:42:27 189 b 
vzctl-lib-3.0.29-1.x86_64.tar.gz 2011-09-15 13:42:24 210 Kb
vzctl-lib-3.0.29-1.x86_64.tar.gz.asc 2011-09-15 13:42:27 189 b 


SPARC support for RPM-based distributions is available in source form only. Please download the sources and compile manually.


File Date Size
vzctl-3.0.29-1.src.rpm 2011-09-15 13:42:25 417 Kb
vzctl-3.0.29.tar.bz2 2011-09-15 13:42:24 411 Kb
vzctl-3.0.29.tar.bz2.asc 2011-09-15 13:42:27 189 b 
vzctl.spec 2011-09-15 13:42:24 8 Kb


For other vzctl releases, see download/vzctl/Archives.

For other tools, see download/utils.

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