Proxmox 5.3 Release & GUI PCI Passthrough

This is a exciting news for all of you.

Proxmox just released their new 5.3 version.

It includes a lot of new features and bug fixes.

I just finished update my proxmox box to 5.3 version, the update was flawless and smooth. No reboot required.

If you are using a non-subscription version, you have to change the package list from the proxmox box.

Open up the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pve-enterprise.list with your favorite editor

and you will see something like

deb stretch pve-enterprise

If you did not purchase the subscription, then it will throw you some errors

you need to change it to

deb stretch pvetest

if you are done, you are ready to update to the lastest version of the Proxmox.


apt update && apt full-upgrade -y


it will update the repositories and upgrade to the lastest version


You can check the version on top left of the web interface.


There were a lot of updated features.

Official Youtube and release note

I personally think the biggest and most important feature is made the PCI passthrough easy on GUI.

As you can see, now you can passthrough the PCI Devices easily on GUI.

I have not tested this feature yet, but this feature existed on Proxmox for long time, so I believe this is work as i expected.

I will make a follow up post on how well this PCI passthrough on proxmox works


Leave a Reply

Notify of