Hell everyone, how are you all doing today? Did you know you can now finally download Ubuntu 19.10 Server? It has been a long time waiting since the release of the old and great Ubuntu 18.04 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 19.10 Server edition. We have posted both BitTorrent links and direct ISO links, the choice is yours. You can also grab Ubuntu 19.10 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 & Changes
The ppc64el and arm64 live-server ISO images are now considered production ready and are the preferred media to install Ubuntu Server on bare metal on the two architectures.
QEMU was updated to 4.0 release.
See the 4.0 change log for major changes since Ubuntu 19.04.
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 5.6. See the upstream change log for details since version 5.0 that was in Ubuntu 19.04.
Among many other changes worth to mention is the ability to enable QEMUs ability to use parallel connections for migration which can help to speed up migrations if one doesn’t saturate your network yet.
Ubuntu includes the latest release 18.11.2 of the 18.11.x latest stable series of DPDK. The very latest (non-stable) version being 19.08 was not chosen for downstream projects of DPDK (like Open vSwitch) not being compatible yet.
See the 18.11.1 and 18.11.2 release notes for details.
Open vSwitch has been updated to 2.12.
Please read the release notes for more detail.
MySQL has been updated to 8.0. See What Is New in MySQL 8.0 for upstream documentation on the changes introduced in MySQL 8, including features that have been deprecated or removed. The packaging also introduces MySQL Router in the mysql-router package in universe for additional HA and scalability capabilities, with a view towards introducing it into main in the next Ubuntu release.
PHP 7.3 brings some refinements to the language: Flexible heredoc and newdoc syntaxes, JSON_THROW_ON_ERROR, list() reference assignment, and several new functions. Case-insensitive constants and several functions have been deprecated and/or removed, so developers moving to 7.3 may find it help to review the 7.2 to 7.3 migration guide.
Our Ubuntu 19.10 Raspberry Pi 32-bit and 64-bit preinstalled images (raspi3) now support the Raspberry Pi 4 platform out-of-the-box. With this, our images now support almost all modern flavors of the Raspberry Pi family of devices (Pi 2, Pi 3B, Pi 3B+, CM3, CM3+, Pi 4).
Ubuntu 19.10 includes the latest OpenStack release, Train, 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 19.10 Server
NEW: You can now read the official Ubuntu 18.04 Server Guide