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Proxmox VE is a virtualization platform that tightly integrates compute,
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Proxmox VE is a virtualization platform that tightly integrates compute, storage and
storage and networking resources, manages highly available clusters,
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networking resources, manages highly available clusters, backup/restore as well
backup/restore as well as disaster recovery. All components are
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as disaster recovery. All components are software-defined and compatible with
software-defined and compatible with one another.
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one another.
Therefore it is possible to administrate them like a single system via
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Therefore it is possible to administrate them like a single system via the
the centralized web management interface. These capabilities make
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centralized web management interface. These capabilities make Proxmox VE an ideal
Proxmox VE an ideal choice to deploy and manage an open source
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choice to deploy and manage an open source
 
hyper-converged infrastructure.
 
hyper-converged infrastructure.
 
Benefits of a Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) with Proxmox VE
 
Benefits of a Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) with Proxmox VE
A hyper-converged infrastructure is especially useful for deployments
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A hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is especially useful for deployments in
in which a high infrastructure demand meets a low administration
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which a high infrastructure demand meets a low administration budget, for
budget, for distributed setups such as remote and branch office
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distributed setups such as remote and branch office environments or for virtual
environments or for virtual private and public clouds.
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private and public clouds.
 
HCI provides the following advantages:
 
HCI provides the following advantages:
Scalability: seamless expansion of compute, network and storage
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Scalability: seamless expansion of compute, network and storage devices (i.e.
  devices (i.e. scale up servers and storage quickly and independently
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  scale up servers and storage quickly and independently from each other).
  from each other).
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Low cost: Proxmox VE is open source and integrates all components you need such as
Low cost: Proxmox VE is open source and integrates all components you
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  compute, storage, networking, backup, and management center. It can replace
  need such as compute, storage, networking, backup, and management
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  an expensive compute/storage infrastructure.
  center. It can replace an expensive compute/storage infrastructure.
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Data protection and efficiency: services such as backup and disaster recovery
Data protection and efficiency: services such as backup and disaster
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   are integrated.
   recovery are integrated.
 
 
Simplicity: easy configuration and centralized administration.
 
Simplicity: easy configuration and centralized administration.
 
Open Source: No vendor lock-in.
 
Open Source: No vendor lock-in.
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Hyper-Converged Infrastructure: Storage
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Proxmox VE has tightly integrated support for deploying a hyper-converged storage
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infrastructure. You can, for example, deploy and manage the following two
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storage technologies by using the Webinterface only:
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ceph: a both, self-healing and self-managing shared, reliable and highly
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  scalable storage system. Checkout
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  how to manage ceph services on Proxmox VE nodes
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ZFS: a combined file system and logical volume manager with extensive
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  protection against data corruption, various RAID modes, fast and cheap
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  snapshots - among other features. Find out
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  how to leverage the power of ZFS on Proxmox VE nodes.
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Besides above, Proxmox VE has support to integrate a wide range of
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additional storage technologies. You can find out about them in the
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Storage Manager chapter.
 
See Also
 
See Also
 
pveceph - Manage Ceph Services on Proxmox VE Nodes
 
pveceph - Manage Ceph Services on Proxmox VE Nodes
 
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Revision as of 18:25, 13 February 2020

Proxmox VE is a virtualization platform that tightly integrates compute, storage and networking resources, manages highly available clusters, backup/restore as well as disaster recovery. All components are software-defined and compatible with one another.

Therefore it is possible to administrate them like a single system via the centralized web management interface. These capabilities make Proxmox VE an ideal choice to deploy and manage an open source hyper-converged infrastructure.

Benefits of a Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) with Proxmox VE

A hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is especially useful for deployments in which a high infrastructure demand meets a low administration budget, for distributed setups such as remote and branch office environments or for virtual private and public clouds.

HCI provides the following advantages:

  • Scalability: seamless expansion of compute, network and storage devices (i.e. scale up servers and storage quickly and independently from each other).

  • Low cost: Proxmox VE is open source and integrates all components you need such as compute, storage, networking, backup, and management center. It can replace an expensive compute/storage infrastructure.

  • Data protection and efficiency: services such as backup and disaster recovery are integrated.

  • Simplicity: easy configuration and centralized administration.

  • Open Source: No vendor lock-in.

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure: Storage

Proxmox VE has tightly integrated support for deploying a hyper-converged storage infrastructure. You can, for example, deploy and manage the following two storage technologies by using the web interface only:

Besides above, Proxmox VE has support to integrate a wide range of additional storage technologies. You can find out about them in the Storage Manager chapter.