#proxmox #debian #linux #hypervisor
Proxmox Virtual Environment is an open-source server virtualization environment. It is a Debian-based Linux distribution with a modified Ubuntu LTS kernel and allows deployment and management of virtual machines and containers.
Proxmox Website: https://www.proxmox.com/en/
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Edit your host record and change then entry where your host’s name is showing up as the example below
127.0.0.1 server01.bakkeweb.local server01
192.168.66.10 server01.bakkeweb.local server01
test that this is showing up correctly with the following command
Now we need to add the Install Repository
echo “deb http://download.proxmox.com/debian jessie pve-no-subscription” ＞ /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pve-install-repo.list
And add the Repository Key
wget -O- “http://download.proxmox.com/debian/key.asc” | apt-key add –
Now we are going to put the kernel and dependencies in place for Proxmox with the following command
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
Now install Proxmox, all the support tools; and to note I also include openvswitch-switch as it’s a part of Proxmox but not included by default.
apt-get install proxmox-ve ssh postfix ksm-control-daemon open-iscsi systemd-sysv openvswitch-switch
Now reboot your system! Almost Done!
The os-prober package scans all the partitions of your host including those of you guests VMs to create dual-boot GRUB entries. This can cause file system corruptions in VMs. If you didn’t install Proxmox VE as a dual boot besides another Operating System you can safely remove the os-prober package.
apt-get remove os-prober
Reboot once more and then you will be able to log into your system with the URL structure below
log in with your root username and password
you’ll get a warning about not having a subsciption (don’t worry it does not disable anything!)
You’ll want to add a Virtual Bridge: in the video example we add a simple Linux Bridge
Datacenter ＞ Server Hostname
On the right window that appears find
System ＞ Network
Click the Network Interface you wish to use as your management, and click “Remove” this clears the current config off of it
Click Create, and select Linux Bridge
Fill in the IP address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, Bridged Interfaces and if you choose to put a comment in do that as well.
Proxmox will require a reboot after network changes, so you will want to go ahead and do this.
Reboot and your machine should now be accessible! and ready to roll!
#OPTIONAL: If you wish to remove the existing Debian Kernel
apt-get remove linux-image-amd64 linux-image-3.16.0-4-amd64 linux-base
And check Grub2 Configuration
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