Quick installation

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Introduction

This is a quick install guide for Proxmox VE.

Additionally, we also provide a "howto" for installation on an Debian 6 Squeeze or Debian 7 Wheesy or Debian 8 Jessie

Get the ISO

Download the ISO image and move it to a USB media, see Install from USB Stick. Or just burn a CD.

Minimum requirements, for evaluation

  • CPU: 64bit (Intel EMT64 or AMD64), Intel VT/AMD-V capable CPU/Mainboard (for KVM Full Virtualization support)
  • RAM: 1 GB RAM
  • Hard drive
  • One NIC

Start the installation

The Gui installer supports mouse and keyboard. The tab key as well as hot keys can be used. Click->I Agree is a button press. IP address:< your host Ip> is a label with an option.

# Comments 
Click->I Agree
# Pick an open address on your network.
Ipaddress: 192.168.0.100


#Boot loader is Keyboard only. Just press 'Enter' to start the installation 
Enter

End user license Agreement ( EULA)

Click -> I agree

Target disk

# Local disks are fine for demo and small systems.
# Shared storage is a best practice for a Cluster.

Click -> Next

Location and Time Zone selection

# It's best to have all systems set to the same time zone.  
Country   :< Your Country >
Time zone :< Your time zone >
Keyboard  :< Your Keyboard > 

Click -> Next

Administration Password and Email Address

With a basic install like this, the Web GUI will face the Internet. A Firewall and strong passwords are recommended.

# The email address is used by the system to send error reports. 
Password : < Something Strong >
Confirm  : < Something Strong >
E-Mail   : < your email address >

Click -> Next

Network Configuration

# FQDN is Required for email server and public facing Web GUI.
# A plain host name will have issues when clustering.
# The clusters use etc hosts for Proxmox host name resolution. 
# The Installer will pull a dhcp address during install. 
# Do not put your host in the middle of your pool of address. 
# Make sure to configure your dhcp server to exclude a block of address used by proxmox.
Hostname (FQDN) : <host.domain.TLD>
IP Address      : < something static >
Netmask         : < default >
Gateway         : < default >
DNS Server      : < default >
Click -> Next

( The installer will will run with a progress bar)

Installation Successful!

Click ->reboot

Web GUI

From another machine, use your browser and accept the self signed cert used for the Web GUI.

https://192.168.0.xx:8006

Update your Proxmox VE Server to latest available version

In order to get new features and all security updates and bugfixes you should always update a new ISO install to the latest available packages via GUI updater or via CLI (apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade)

For more details about our update services, see Package repositories

Web-based Management

Central_Web-based_Management

Proxmox VE Cluster

Proxmox_VE_2.0_Cluster

Video Tutorials