Proxmox

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Proxmox Installation

  • In BIOS, enable SVM (cpu virtualization) (you need a modern AMD or Intel chipset)
  • Get the latest proxmox release ISO, dd it to a thumb drive (use Flash_Drives SAM 64 EVO)
  • Boot and install onto the primary drive over any existing OSes
  • During install, use ext4
    • I deemed ZFS too fancy, it's basically software raid, and troublesome according to some
  • Create a user and use ssh key (NOTE you might want to keep some root terminals open so you don't screw up and get locked out!):
apt install sudo
adduser m
visudo # and allow m to sudo
nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config # and turn off password login, root login
su - m
# set up ssh keys
# in another terminal, test:
ssh melange

Available VM Types

  • Place ISOs in /var/lib/vz/template/iso
  • To upload via Proxmox web ui:
Storage View > Datacenter > melange > local > (you might have to hit refresh now!) > ISOs > Upload

VM Installation

  • VM install from ISO
    • When you first boot an ubuntu iso, it will behave like an installation thumb drive.
    • Install to the only available drive of the VM (/dev/sda). Proxmox is smart enough to allow this. The install ISO ends up as a DVD drive.
    • Once VM install is completed, remove the DVD:
      • sudo umount /dev/sf0 (or whatever)
      • Proxmox > (VM) > hardware > DVD > remove
      • Proxmox > (VM) > shutdown, then start

VMs