Proxmox Install Step by Step

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ProxmoxVE is a complete open-source virtualization management solution for servers. It is based on KVM and container-virtualization and manages virtual machines, storage, virtualized networks, and HA Clustering.

Proxmox VE 3.0 is released. It’s based on the great Debian 7.0 release and introduces a great new feature set – VM Templates and Clones. Under the hood, many improvements and optimizations are done, most important is the replacement of Apache 2 by our own event-driven API server. Changelog: Update the Ceph packages to 0.61.2; pve-cluster 3.0 – depend on fuse (seems most utilities moved from fuse-utils to fuse), remove dependency on fuse-utils (this package is no longer required), fix warning about uninitialized value, fix bug 383 – restart pveproxy instead of Apache 2; pve-manager 3.0-20 – fix login problem with http_proxy.

Please read more about this release http://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Roadmap#Proxmox_VE_3.0

Let’s show some steps on how to install and use Proxmox.

Start install.

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Accept the License Agreement.

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Accept this for standard install.

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Type your country and time zone.

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Insert root password and email.

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Edit the below settings for non-standard installation.

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The installation begins…

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Installation finished.

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Reboot…

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You are ready.

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Open the browser http://ip:8006 and login with your root password.

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You are now ready to create new VM.

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The first way to install is from ISO. Download the ISO to /var/lib/vz/template/iso,  then go to create VM and select the ISO to install:

root@proxmox:/etc/pve/openvz# cd /var/lib/vz/template/iso
root@proxmox:/var/lib/vz/template/iso#  wget http://ftp.nluug.nl/ftp/pub/os/Linux/distr/CentOS/6.4/isos/x86_64/CentOS-6.4-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso
--2013-05-28 23:09:40--  http://ftp.nluug.nl/ftp/pub/os/Linux/distr/CentOS/6.4/isos/x86_64/CentOS-6.4-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso
Resolving ftp.nluug.nl (ftp.nluug.nl)... 192.87.102.42, 192.87.102.43, 2001:610:1:80aa:192:87:102:43, ...
Connecting to ftp.nluug.nl (ftp.nluug.nl)|192.87.102.42|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 4353378304 (4.1G) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `CentOS-6.4-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso'

59% [=========================>                   ] 2,599,633,952 11.2M/s  eta 2m 31s

Select the machine name.

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Select the OS you want to install.

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Select the ISO you downloaded before.

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Select the disk space, sockets and memory to use and you are done. Finish to start the CentOS virtual machine.

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You can start the installation and follow the steps via the console.

The second way is to download full installed templates.

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You can also download manually pre-created template caches for different distributions. To install, download and put to the host system’s /var/lib/vz/template/cache directory, do not unpack!

A list of templates available at http://openvz.org/Download/template/precreated

Enjoy!

For questions please refer to our Q/A forum at : http://ask.unixmen.com/

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