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.
Accept the License Agreement.
Accept this for standard install.
Type your country and time zone.
Insert root password and email.
Edit the below settings for non-standard installation.
The installation begins…
You are ready.
Open the browser http://ip:8006 and login with your root password.
You are now ready to create new VM.
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)... 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 2001:610:1:80aa:192:87:102:43, ... Connecting to ftp.nluug.nl (ftp.nluug.nl)|220.127.116.11|: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.
Select the OS you want to install.
Select the ISO you downloaded before.
Select the disk space, sockets and memory to use and you are done. Finish to start the CentOS virtual machine.
You can start the installation and follow the steps via the console.
The second way is to download full installed templates.
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