Proxmox Node Management

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The Proxmox VE node management tool (pvenode) allows to control node specific settings and resources.

Currently pvenode allows to set a node’s description and to manage the node’s SSL certificates used for the API and the web GUI through pveproxy.


pvenode cert set certificate.crt certificate.key -force

Install an externally provided certificate. Both files need to be PEM encoded. certificate.key contains the private key and certificate.crt contains the whole certificate chain.

pvenode acme account register default mail@example.invalid
pvenode config set --acme domains=example.invalid
pvenode acme cert order
systemctl restart pveproxy

Setup ACME account and order a certificate for local node.


Wake-on-LAN (WoL) allows to switch on a sleeping computer in the network by sending a magic packet. At least one NIC must support this feature and the respective option needs to be enabled in the computers firmware (BIOS/UEFI) configuration. The option name can vary from Enable Wake-on-Lan to Power On By PCIE Device, check your motherboards vendor manual, if unsure. ethtool can be used to check the WoL configuration of <interface> by running:

ethtool <interface> | grep Wake-on

pvenode allows to wake sleeping members of a cluster via WoL using the command:

pvenode wakeonlan <node>

This broadcasts the WoL magic packet on UDP port 9, containing the MAC address of <node> obtained from the wakeonlan property. The node specific wakeonlan property can be set by the following command:

pvenode config set -wakeonlan XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX