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For production servers, high quality server equipment is needed. Keep in mind, if you run 10 Virtual Servers on one machine and you got a hardware failure, 10 services are lost. Proxmox VE supports clustering, means that multiple Proxmox VE installations can centrally managed via the included cluster functionality.
 
For production servers, high quality server equipment is needed. Keep in mind, if you run 10 Virtual Servers on one machine and you got a hardware failure, 10 services are lost. Proxmox VE supports clustering, means that multiple Proxmox VE installations can centrally managed via the included cluster functionality.
  
Proxmox VE uses local storage, there is no need for expensive SAN equipment.
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Proxmox VE uses local storage (DAS), there is no need for expensive SAN equipment.
  
'''Minimum requirements for evaluation:'''
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===Minimum requirements for evaluation:===
* CPU: 64bit (Intel EMT64 or AMD 64), Intel VT/AMD-V capable CPU/Mainboard (for KVM Full Virtualization support)  
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* CPU: 64bit (Intel EMT64 or AMD64), Intel VT/AMD-V capable CPU/Mainboard (for KVM Full Virtualization support)  
* Minimum 512 GB RAM
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* Minimum 1024 GB RAM
 
* Hard drive
 
* Hard drive
 
* One NIC
 
* One NIC
  
'''Recommended system requirements:'''
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===Recommended system requirements:===
* CPU: 64bit (Intel EMT64 or AMD 64), Multi core CPU recommended, Intel VT/AMD-V capable CPU/Mainboard (for KVM Full Virtualization support)
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* CPU: 64bit (Intel EMT64 or AMD64), Multi core CPU recommended, Intel VT/AMD-V capable CPU/Mainboard (for KVM Full Virtualization support)
 
* Minimum 1 GB RAM, 4 GB is good, more is better
 
* Minimum 1 GB RAM, 4 GB is good, more is better
 
* Hardware RAID with batteries backup
 
* Hardware RAID with batteries backup
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* One NIC
 
* One NIC
  
==Certified Hardware==
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===Certified Hardware===
  
 
Basically you can use all hardware supporting Debian Etch 64 bit. If you are unsure, just pick on of these:
 
Basically you can use all hardware supporting Debian Etch 64 bit. If you are unsure, just pick on of these:
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==Steps to get your Proxmox VE up and running==
 
==Steps to get your Proxmox VE up and running==
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===Install Proxmox VE Server===
 
* Download ISO image and burn it on a CD (see [[Downloads]])
 
* Download ISO image and burn it on a CD (see [[Downloads]])
 
* Boot from CD and start the automatic installer on your dedicated hardware
 
* Boot from CD and start the automatic installer on your dedicated hardware
 
* Configure the Proxmox Virtual Environment via web interface
 
* Configure the Proxmox Virtual Environment via web interface
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===Proxmox VE web interface===

Revision as of 10:11, 6 April 2008

Introduction

Proxmox VE installs the complete operating system and management tools in 3 to 5 minutes (depends on the used hardware).

Including the following:

  • Complete operating system (Debian Etch 64)
  • Partition the hard drive with LVM2
  • Proxmox VE Kernel with OpenVZ and KVM support
  • Backup/Restore tools
  • Web based management interface

Please note, the complete server is used and all existing data is removed.

System requirements

For production servers, high quality server equipment is needed. Keep in mind, if you run 10 Virtual Servers on one machine and you got a hardware failure, 10 services are lost. Proxmox VE supports clustering, means that multiple Proxmox VE installations can centrally managed via the included cluster functionality.

Proxmox VE uses local storage (DAS), there is no need for expensive SAN equipment.

Minimum requirements for evaluation:

  • CPU: 64bit (Intel EMT64 or AMD64), Intel VT/AMD-V capable CPU/Mainboard (for KVM Full Virtualization support)
  • Minimum 1024 GB RAM
  • Hard drive
  • One NIC

Recommended system requirements:

  • CPU: 64bit (Intel EMT64 or AMD64), Multi core CPU recommended, Intel VT/AMD-V capable CPU/Mainboard (for KVM Full Virtualization support)
  • Minimum 1 GB RAM, 4 GB is good, more is better
  • Hardware RAID with batteries backup
  • Fast hard drives, best results with 15rpm SAS, Raid10
  • One NIC

Certified Hardware

Basically you can use all hardware supporting Debian Etch 64 bit. If you are unsure, just pick on of these:

  • HP DL380G5
  • IBM x3650

Steps to get your Proxmox VE up and running

Install Proxmox VE Server

  • Download ISO image and burn it on a CD (see Downloads)
  • Boot from CD and start the automatic installer on your dedicated hardware
  • Configure the Proxmox Virtual Environment via web interface


Proxmox VE web interface