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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/4.11.1.


Since 3.0.27.

New features

  • vzctl start: support for Fedora 15 templates (with upstart)
  • vzctl create: support for templates in bzip2 and xz formats (#1670)


  • vzctl set --quotaugidlimit: warn on turning quota on/off, no warn on change
  • dists/scripts/ multiple fixes (#1734)
  • vzmemcheck: fix overflow in showing total ram
  • etc/conf/*sample: unify ONBOOT setting (now unset)
  • dists/scripts/ set default route w/o fake gateway
  • Try to fix an umount race between vzctl stop and vzevent-stop (#1878)


  • vzctl set: add ability to parse numbers like 1.5G
  • etc/dists: added support for Funtoo Linux network script (#1884)
  • etc/conf/*sample: doubled DISKSPACE
  • vzubc: add support for reading /proc/bc/$ID/resources


  • man/Makefile: added targets for generating PS, PDF and wiki pages
  • man/vzctl.8: improve runscript description
  • man/vzctl.8: fix --physpages and --meminfo description for VSwap case
  • man/vzctl.8: fixed --root, added --private description for vzctl set
  • man/vzctl.8: add options for restart command
  • man/vzctl.8: provide complete SYNOPSYS
  • man/vzlist.8: remove a table with fields list, only describe suffixes
  • man/*: lots and lots of formatting fixes and improvements

For the complete list of changes in this release, see git changelog for vzctl-3.0.28.


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

  • Brian May
  • Jakub Jankowski
  • Daniel Robbins
  • Víctor Román Archidona
  • Dietmar Maurer



x86 (i686, IA32)[edit]

File Date Size
vzctl-3.0.28-1.i386.rpm 2011-06-07 15:28:08 161 Kb
vzctl-lib-3.0.28-1.i386.rpm 2011-06-07 15:28:08 186 Kb

x86_64 (AMD64, EM64T)[edit]

File Date Size
vzctl-3.0.28-1.x86_64.rpm 2011-06-07 15:28:08 165 Kb
vzctl-lib-3.0.28-1.x86_64.rpm 2011-06-07 15:28:08 210 Kb


x86 (i686, IA32)[edit]

File Date Size
vzctl-3.0.28-1.i386.tar.gz 2011-06-07 15:28:04 150 Kb
vzctl-3.0.28-1.i386.tar.gz.asc 2011-06-07 15:28:08 189 b 
vzctl-lib-3.0.28-1.i386.tar.gz 2011-06-07 15:28:04 190 Kb
vzctl-lib-3.0.28-1.i386.tar.gz.asc 2011-06-07 15:28:08 189 b 

x86_64 (AMD64, EM64T)[edit]

File Date Size
vzctl-3.0.28-1.x86_64.tar.gz 2011-06-07 15:28:04 160 Kb
vzctl-3.0.28-1.x86_64.tar.gz.asc 2011-06-07 15:28:08 189 b 
vzctl-lib-3.0.28-1.x86_64.tar.gz 2011-06-07 15:28:04 210 Kb
vzctl-lib-3.0.28-1.x86_64.tar.gz.asc 2011-06-07 15:28:08 189 b 


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


File Date Size
vzctl-3.0.28-1.src.rpm 2011-06-07 15:28:08 409 Kb
vzctl-3.0.28.tar.bz2 2011-06-07 15:28:05 404 Kb
vzctl-3.0.28.tar.bz2.asc 2011-06-07 15:28:08 189 b 
vzctl.spec 2011-06-07 15:28:05 8 Kb


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

For other tools, see download/utils.

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