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Proxmox VE is based on the famous Debian Linux
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The following sections will focus on common virtualization tasks and explain the
distribution. That means that you have access to the whole world of
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Proxmox VE specifics regarding the administration and management of the host machine.
Debian packages, and the base system is well documented. The
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Proxmox VE is based on Debian GNU/Linux with additional
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repositories to provide the Proxmox VE related packages. This means that the full
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range of Debian packages is available including security updates and bug fixes.
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Proxmox VE provides it&#8217;s own Linux kernel based on the Ubuntu kernel. It has all the
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necessary virtualization and container features enabled and includes
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ZFS and several extra hardware drivers.
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For other topics not included in the following sections, please refer to the
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Debian documentation. The
 
Debian
 
Debian
Administrator's Handbook is available online, and provides a
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Administrator's Handbook is available online, and provides a comprehensive
comprehensive introduction to the Debian operating system (see
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introduction to the Debian operating system (see &#91;Hertzog13&#93;).
&#91;Hertzog13&#93;).
 
A standard Proxmox VE installation uses the default repositories from
 
Debian, so you get bug fixes and security updates through that
 
channel. In addition, we provide our own package repository to roll
 
out all Proxmox VE related packages. This includes updates to some
 
Debian packages when necessary.
 
We also deliver a specially optimized Linux kernel, where we enable all
 
required virtualization and container features. That kernel includes
 
drivers for ZFS, and several hardware drivers.
 
For example, we ship Intel network card drivers to support their
 
newest hardware.
 
The following sections will concentrate on virtualization related
 
topics. They either explain things which are different on Proxmox VE, or
 
tasks which are commonly used on Proxmox VE. For other topics, please refer
 
to the standard Debian documentation.
 
 
See Also
 
See Also
 
Package Repositories
 
Package Repositories

Revision as of 19:25, 13 February 2020

The following sections will focus on common virtualization tasks and explain the Proxmox VE specifics regarding the administration and management of the host machine.

Proxmox VE is based on Debian GNU/Linux with additional repositories to provide the Proxmox VE related packages. This means that the full range of Debian packages is available including security updates and bug fixes. Proxmox VE provides it’s own Linux kernel based on the Ubuntu kernel. It has all the necessary virtualization and container features enabled and includes ZFS and several extra hardware drivers.

For other topics not included in the following sections, please refer to the Debian documentation. The Debian Administrator's Handbook is available online, and provides a comprehensive introduction to the Debian operating system (see [Hertzog13]).