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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.



New features

  • vzubc: a script to show User Beancounters for mere mortals (#845)
  • init.d/vz*: use separate IPTABLES_MODULES variable (#1814)


  • dists/scripts: fix /etc/hosts localhost aliases handling (#1877)
  • fix a lintian warning about initscript call (#1640)
  • init.d/vz-gentoo: force loading network modules, load vzethdev
  • vzgetnetdev: filter out link-local addresses (#1820)
  • vzctl set --devices|--devnodes: save 'q' bit (#1876)
  • vzctl: fixed logging level in a few places
  • vzctl start: set ipv6.conf.all.forwarding=0 for a CT
  • vzctl set --netdev_del: fix dcachesize/kmemsize leak
  • vzctl restore: fix restoring 2nd-level quotas (#1824)
  • ndsend: fix segfault if called w/o parameters (#1850)
  • vzctl: fix --quiet being ignored while parsing global config


  • vzctl: do report unknown parameters in config (with --verbose)
  • vzctl: much better warnings/errors while parsing config
  • vzctl set --save: always tell if we are saving config or not (i.e. no changes)
  • vzctl: many fixes to return proper error codes
  • dists/scripts: greatly reduce the number of similar configs in sources
  • dists/scripts: add Scientific Linux support (same as RHEL/CentOS)
  • init.d/vzeventd-gentoo: give up if kernel is non-OpenVZ
  • init.d/vz-gentoo: add iptables modules loading functionality
  • init.d/*redhat: less noise then running under non-OpenVZ kernel
  • etc/dists/scripts/ add /etc/hosts, /etc/resolv.conf setup, cleanups, workaround for certain awk versions
  • Fix compile warning on systems with __NR_ioprio_set already defined
  • vzctl: add 148 exit code (ioprio set failed)
  • ndsend: add usage, fix error messages
  • vzctl --verbose: remove (undocumented) numeric parameter parsing
  • vzctl: do not allow too high CTID
  • vzctl: fix unrecognized option reporting


  • Added vzubc(8) man page
  • Added ndsend(8) man page (#1859)
  • vz.conf(5): document IPTABLES_MODULES and IPTABLES
  • vz.conf(5): much better description of LOG_LEVEL and VERBOSE
  • vzctl(8): better description of --quiet and --verbose
  • Fix man page dates and copyright years

For the complete list of changes in this release, see git changelog for vzctl-3.0.27.


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

  • Ola Lundqvist
  • Dietmar Maurer
  • Ekaterina Epifanova
  • Maxim Shchelokov
  • Andrey Vagin
  • Stefan Priebe
  • Thorsten Schifferdecker
  • Curtis
  • Marc Perkel



x86 (i686, IA32)[edit]

File Date Size
vzctl-3.0.27-1.i386.rpm 2011-05-25 19:21:57 159 Kb
vzctl-lib-3.0.27-1.i386.rpm 2011-05-25 19:21:57 184 Kb

x86_64 (AMD64, EM64T)[edit]

File Date Size
vzctl-3.0.27-1.x86_64.rpm 2011-05-25 19:21:57 163 Kb
vzctl-lib-3.0.27-1.x86_64.rpm 2011-05-25 19:21:57 208 Kb


x86 (i686, IA32)[edit]

File Date Size
vzctl-3.0.27-1.i386.tar.gz 2011-05-25 19:21:53 150 Kb
vzctl-3.0.27-1.i386.tar.gz.asc 2011-05-25 19:21:57 189 b 
vzctl-lib-3.0.27-1.i386.tar.gz 2011-05-25 19:21:53 190 Kb
vzctl-lib-3.0.27-1.i386.tar.gz.asc 2011-05-25 19:21:57 189 b 

x86_64 (AMD64, EM64T)[edit]

File Date Size
vzctl-3.0.27-1.x86_64.tar.gz 2011-05-25 19:21:53 160 Kb
vzctl-3.0.27-1.x86_64.tar.gz.asc 2011-05-25 19:21:57 189 b 
vzctl-lib-3.0.27-1.x86_64.tar.gz 2011-05-25 19:21:53 210 Kb
vzctl-lib-3.0.27-1.x86_64.tar.gz.asc 2011-05-25 19:21:57 189 b 


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


File Date Size
vzctl-3.0.27-1.src.rpm 2011-05-25 19:21:57 406 Kb
vzctl-3.0.27.tar.bz2 2011-05-25 19:21:53 401 Kb
vzctl-3.0.27.tar.bz2.asc 2011-05-25 19:21:57 189 b 
vzctl.spec 2011-05-25 19:21:53 8 Kb


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

For other tools, see download/utils.

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