- 1 Introduction
- 2 Get the ISO
- 3 Minimum requirements, for evaluation
- 4 Start the installation
- 5 Installation Successful!
- 6 Update your Proxmox VE Server to latest available version
- 7 Web-based Management
- 8 Proxmox VE Cluster
- 9 Video Tutorials
This is a quick install guide for Proxmox VE.
- For installing from scratch or updating versions (e.g. 3.0 to 3.1) see Downloads page of wiki
- For upgrading 1.9 to 2.0, see Upgrade_from_1.9_to_2.0
- For upgrading 2.3 to 3.0, see Upgrade_from_2.3_to_3.0
Get the ISO
Minimum requirements, for evaluation
- CPU: 64bit (Intel EMT64 or AMD64), Intel VT/AMD-V capable CPU/Mainboard (for KVM Full Virtualization support)
- RAM: 1 GB RAM
- Hard drive
- One NIC
Start the installation
- See Debugging Installation#Boot options for custom partition settings.The installer supports partitions greater 2 TB (using GUID Partition Table, GPT).
The Gui installer supports mouse and keyboard. The tab key as well as hot keys can be used. Click->I Agree is a button press. IP address:< your host Ip> is a label with an option.
# Comments Click->I Agree # Pick an open address on your network. Ipaddress: 192.168.0.100
#Boot loader is Keyboard only. Just press 'Enter' to start the installation Enter
End user license Agreement ( EULA)
Click -> I agree
# Local disks are fine for demo and small systems. # Shared storage is a best practice for a Cluster. Click -> Next
Location and Time Zone selection
# It's best to have all systems set to the same time zone. Country :< Your Country > Time zone :< Your time zone > Keyboard :< Your Keyboard > Click -> Next
Administration Password and Email Address
With a basic install like this, the Web GUI will face the Internet. A Firewall and strong passwords are recommended.
# The email address is used by the system to send error reports. Password : < Something Strong > Confirm : < Something Strong > E-Mail : < your email address > Click -> Next
# FQDN is Required for email server and public facing Web GUI. # A plain host name will have issues when clustering. # The clusters use etc hosts for Proxmox host name resolution. # The Installer will pull a dhcp address during install. # Do not put your host in the middle of your pool of address. # Make sure to configure your dhcp server to exclude a block of address used by proxmox. Hostname (FQDN) : <host.domain.TLD> IP Address : < something static > Netmask : < default > Gateway : < default > DNS Server : < default >
Click -> Next
( The installer will will run with a progress bar)
Update your Proxmox VE Server to latest available version
In order to get new features and all security updates and bugfixes you should always update a new ISO install to the latest available packages via GUI updater or via CLI (apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade)
For more details about our update services, see Package repositories