Download Ubuntu 19.04 Server
Hell everyone, how are you all doing today? Did you know you can now finally download Ubuntu 19.04 Server? It has been a long time waiting since the release of the old and great Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server, after a couple of years, we have the next installment of the server edition of Ubuntu and it is as good as it gets.
On this page you will find the more reliable and up to date links for Ubuntu 19.04 Server edition. We have posted both BitTorrent links and direct ISO links, the choice is yours. You can also grab Ubuntu 19.04 desktop edition on our site. On that page, you will also be able to check out the complete list of new features including Ubuntu leaving Unity and going with the more popular and stable Gnome environment.
Ubuntu 19.04 Server Features
QEMU was updated to 3.1 release.
Migrations from former versions are supported just as usual. When upgrading it is always recommended to upgrade the machine types allowing guests to fully benefit from all the improvements and fixes of the most recent version.
Qemu now has virglrenderer enabled which allows to create a virtual 3D GPU inside qemu virtual machines. That is inferior to GPU passthrough, but can be handy if the platform used lacks the capability for classic PCI passthrough as well as more modern mediated devices.
libvirt was updated to version 5.0.
Among many other changes worth to mention is the ability to have GL enabled graphics as well as mediated devices to be configured while still being guarded by custom apparmor profiles generated per guest. This is required for the use of gpu based mediated devices as well as VirGL mentioned above in the qemu section.
Ubuntu includes 18.11.x the latest stable release branch of DPDK. The very latest (non-stable) version being 19.02 was not chosen for downstream projects of DPDK (like Open vSwitch) not being compatible.
DPDK dependencies were reorganized into more or less common/tested components. Due to that most DPDK installations will now have a smaller installation footprint and less potentially active code to care about.
Samba was updated to version 4.10.x, and one of the big changes here is python3 support. In Disco, samba and its dependencies are all python3 only now, with the exception of tdb. tdb still builds a python2 package, namely python-tdb, but all the others, including samba itself, are python3 only.
To run well integrated as VMware guest Ubuntu 19.04 comes with the latest open-vm-tools version 10.3.10. Details about the changes can be found in the upstream changelog
Ubuntu 19.04 comes with an easy way of enabling Bluetooth support on the raspi3 ubuntu-server preinstalled images; install the pi-bluetooth package (now available in multiverse) with sudo apt install pi-bluetooth.
Please note that supported Pi devices which have Bluetooth (at the time of writing, the Raspberry Pi 3B, 3B+, and 3A+) can have either serial console or Bluetooth support enabled at any given time (not both). With the pi-bluetooth package installed, edit /boot/firmware/config.txt and set enable_uart=1 to enable serial console, or enable_uart=0 to enable Bluetooth. The change will take effect after the next reboot.
Ubuntu 19.04 includes the latest OpenStack release, Stein, including the following components:
OpenStack Identity – Keystone
OpenStack Imaging – Glance
OpenStack Block Storage – Cinder
OpenStack Compute – Nova
OpenStack Networking – Neutron
OpenStack Telemetry – Ceilometer, Aodh, Gnocchi, and Panko
OpenStack Orchestration – Heat
OpenStack Dashboard – Horizon
OpenStack Object Storage – Swift
OpenStack Database as a Service – Trove
OpenStack DNS as a Service – Designate
OpenStack Bare-metal – Ironic
OpenStack Filesystem – Manila
OpenStack Key Manager – Barbican
Install Ubuntu 19.04 Server
NEW: You can now read the official Ubuntu 18.04 Server Guide