Install Proxmox VE on Debian Jessie
BETA NOT FOR PRODUCTION
The installation of a supported Proxmox VE server should be done via Bare-metal_ISO_Installer. In some case it makes sense to install Proxmox VE on top of a running Debian Jessie 64-bit, especially if you want a custom partition layout. For this HowTO the following Debian Wheezy ISO was used: debian-8.1.0-amd64-netinst.iso.
Install a standard Debian Jessie (amd64)
Install a standard Debian Jessie (amd64), for details see Debian, go for a fixed IP.
Please make sure that your hostname is resolvable via /etc/hosts, i.e you need an entry in /etc/hosts which assigns an IPv4 address to that hostname.
Note: Make sure that no IPv6 address for your hostname is specified in /etc/hosts
Example /etc/hosts file:
root@proxmox-6-177:~# cat /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost 192.168.6.177 proxmox-6-177.proxmox.com proxmox-6-177 pvelocalhost # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts ::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback fe00::0 ip6-localnet ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix ff02::1 ip6-allnodes ff02::2 ip6-allrouters ff02::3 ip6-allhosts
Install Proxmox VE
Adapt your sources.list
Adapt your sources.list and add the Proxmox VE repository:
deb http://ftp.at.debian.org/debian jessie main contrib # PVE test repository provided by proxmox.com deb http://download.proxmox.com/debian jessie pvetest # security updates deb http://security.debian.org jessie/updates main contrib
Add the Proxmox VE repository key:
wget -O- "http://download.proxmox.com/debian/key.asc" | apt-key add -
Update your repository and system by running:
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
Install Proxmox VE packages
Install the Proxmox VE packages:
apt-get install proxmox-ve ntp ssh postfix ksm-control-daemon open-iscsi
Accept the suggestion to remove Exim and configure postfix according to your network.
Finally, reboot into your new Proxmox VE kernel.
Optional: Remove the Debian kernel:
apt-get remove linux-image-amd64 linux-image-3.16.0-4-amd64 linux-base
Check grub2 config by running:
Connect to the Proxmox VE web interface
Connect to the admin web interface (https://youripaddress:8006) and configure the vmbr0 and review all other settings, finally reboot to check if everything is running as expected.
Configure apt to use the new packages repositories
In order to get latest updates, you need to add one of the new package repositories, see Package repositories
Optional: Developer Workstations with Proxmox VE and X11
Proxmox VE is primarily used as virtualization platform with NO additional software installed. In some case it makes sense to have a full desktop running on Proxmox VE, for example for developers using Proxmox VE as their primary workstation/desktop.
For example, just install XFCE4 desktop and Firefox/Iceweasel browser:
apt-get install xfce4 iceweasel lightdm
If you prefer LXDE desktop instead just do:
apt-get install lxde iceweasel
Make sure network-manager is not used, else pve-cluster will not start in some cases
apt-get purge network-manager