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For production servers, high quality server equipment is needed. Keep
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We recommend to use high quality server hardware when running Proxmox VE in
in mind, if you run 10 Virtual Servers on one machine and you then
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production. To further decrease the impact of a failed host you can run Proxmox VE in
experience a hardware failure, 10 services are lost. Proxmox VE
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a cluster with highly available (HA) virtual machines and containers.
supports clustering, this means that multiple Proxmox VE installations
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Proxmox VE can use local storage (DAS), SAN, NAS, and distributed storage like Ceph
can be centrally managed thanks to the included cluster functionality.
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RBD. For details see chapter storage.
Proxmox VE can use local storage (DAS), SAN, NAS and also distributed
 
storage (Ceph RBD). For details see chapter storage.
 
 
Minimum Requirements, for Evaluation
 
Minimum Requirements, for Evaluation
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These minimum requirements are for evaluation purposes only and should not be
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used in production.
 
CPU: 64bit (Intel EMT64 or AMD64)
 
CPU: 64bit (Intel EMT64 or AMD64)
Intel VT/AMD-V capable CPU/Mainboard for KVM Full Virtualization support
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Intel VT/AMD-V capable CPU/Mainboard for KVM full virtualization support
 
RAM: 1 GB RAM, plus additional RAM used for guests
 
RAM: 1 GB RAM, plus additional RAM used for guests
 
Hard drive
 
Hard drive
 
One NIC
 
One NIC
 
Recommended System Requirements
 
Recommended System Requirements
CPU: 64bit (Intel EMT64 or AMD64), Multi core CPU recommended
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Intel EMT64 or AMD64 with Intel VT/AMD-V CPU flag.
Intel VT/AMD-V capable CPU/Mainboard for KVM Full Virtualization support
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Memory, minimum 2 GB for the OS and Proxmox VE services. Plus designated memory for
RAM: 8 GB RAM, plus additional RAM used for guests
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  guests. For Ceph and ZFS additional memory is required; approximately 1GB of
Hardware RAID with batteries protected write cache (&#8220;BBU&#8221;) or flash
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  memory for every TB of used storage.
based protection
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Fast and redundant storage, best results are achieved with SSDs.
Fast hard drives, best results with 15k rpm SAS, Raid10
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OS storage: Use a hardware RAID with battery protected write cache (&#8220;BBU&#8221;)
At least two NICs, depending on the used storage technology you need more
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  or non-RAID with ZFS (optional SSD for ZIL).
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VM storage:
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For local storage use either a hardware RAID with battery backed write cache
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  (BBU) or non-RAID for ZFS and Ceph. Neither ZFS nor Ceph are compatible with a
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  hardware RAID controller.
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Shared and distributed storage is possible.
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Redundant (Multi-)Gbit NICs with additional NICs depending on the preferred
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  storage technology and cluster setup.
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For PCI(e) passthrough the CPU needs to support the VT-d/AMD-d flag.
 
Simple Performance Overview
 
Simple Performance Overview
On an installed Proxmox VE system, you can run the included pveperf script
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To get an overview of the CPU and hard disk performance on an installed Proxmox VE
to obtain an overview of the CPU and hard disk performance.
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system, run the included pveperf tool.
this is just a very quick and general benchmark. More detailed tests
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This is just a very quick and general benchmark. More detailed tests are
are recommended, especially regarding the I/O performance of your system.
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recommended, especially regarding the I/O performance of your system.
Supported web browsers for accessing the web interface
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Supported Web Browsers for Accessing the Web Interface
To use the web interface you need a modern browser, this includes:
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To access the web-based user interface one of the following browsers is
Firefox, a release from the current year, or the latest Extended
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recommended:
Support Release
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Firefox, a release of the current year, or the latest Extended Support Release
Chrome, a release from the current year
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Chrome, a release of the current year
the Microsoft currently supported versions of Internet Explorer (as
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Microsoft&#8217;s currently supported version of Edge
of 2016, this means IE 11 or IE Edge)
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Safari, a release of the current year
the Apple currently supported versions of Safari (as of 2016, this
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When used on a mobile device, Proxmox VE will show a lightweight touch-based
means Safari 9)
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interface.
If Proxmox VE detects you&#8217;re connecting from a mobile device, you will be
 
redirected to a lightweight touch-based UI.
 
 
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Latest revision as of 19:25, 13 February 2020

We recommend to use high quality server hardware when running Proxmox VE in production. To further decrease the impact of a failed host you can run Proxmox VE in a cluster with highly available (HA) virtual machines and containers.

Proxmox VE can use local storage (DAS), SAN, NAS, and distributed storage like Ceph RBD. For details see chapter storage.

Minimum Requirements, for Evaluation

These minimum requirements are for evaluation purposes only and should not be used in production.

  • CPU: 64bit (Intel EMT64 or AMD64)

  • Intel VT/AMD-V capable CPU/Mainboard for KVM full virtualization support

  • RAM: 1 GB RAM, plus additional RAM used for guests

  • Hard drive

  • One NIC

  • Intel EMT64 or AMD64 with Intel VT/AMD-V CPU flag.

  • Memory, minimum 2 GB for the OS and Proxmox VE services. Plus designated memory for guests. For Ceph and ZFS additional memory is required; approximately 1GB of memory for every TB of used storage.

  • Fast and redundant storage, best results are achieved with SSDs.

  • OS storage: Use a hardware RAID with battery protected write cache (“BBU”) or non-RAID with ZFS (optional SSD for ZIL).

  • VM storage:

    • For local storage use either a hardware RAID with battery backed write cache (BBU) or non-RAID for ZFS and Ceph. Neither ZFS nor Ceph are compatible with a hardware RAID controller.

    • Shared and distributed storage is possible.

  • Redundant (Multi-)Gbit NICs with additional NICs depending on the preferred storage technology and cluster setup.

  • For PCI(e) passthrough the CPU needs to support the VT-d/AMD-d flag.

Simple Performance Overview

To get an overview of the CPU and hard disk performance on an installed Proxmox VE system, run the included pveperf tool.

Note This is just a very quick and general benchmark. More detailed tests are recommended, especially regarding the I/O performance of your system.

Supported Web Browsers for Accessing the Web Interface

To access the web-based user interface one of the following browsers is recommended:

  • Firefox, a release of the current year, or the latest Extended Support Release

  • Chrome, a release of the current year

  • Microsoft’s currently supported version of Edge

  • Safari, a release of the current year

When used on a mobile device, Proxmox VE will show a lightweight touch-based interface.