Quick installation

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This is a quick install guide for Proxmox VE.

Additionally, we also provide a "howto" for installation on an Debian 6 Squeeze or Debian 7 Wheesy or Debian 8 Jessie

Get the ISO

Download the ISO image and move it to a USB media, see Install from USB Stick. Or just burn a CD.

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

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.

#Boot loader is Keyboard only. Just press 'Enter' to start the installation 

End user license Agreement ( EULA)

Click -> I agree

Target disk

# 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

Network Configuration

# 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)

Installation Successful!

Click ->reboot


From another machine, use your browser and accept the self signed cert used for the Web GUI.


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

Web-based Management


Proxmox VE Cluster


Video Tutorials