NAME

pvenode - Proxmox VE Node Management

SYNOPSIS

pvenode <COMMAND> [ARGS] [OPTIONS]

pvenode acme account deactivate [<name>]

Deactivate existing ACME account at CA.

<name>: <name> (default = default)

ACME account config file name.

pvenode acme account info [<name>] [FORMAT_OPTIONS]

Return existing ACME account information.

<name>: <name> (default = default)

ACME account config file name.

pvenode acme account list

ACMEAccount index.

pvenode acme account register [<name>] {<contact>} [OPTIONS]

Register a new ACME account with a compatible CA.

<name>: <name> (default = default)

ACME account config file name.

<contact>: <string>

Contact email addresses.

--directory ^https?://.*

URL of ACME CA directory endpoint.

pvenode acme account update [<name>] [OPTIONS]

Update existing ACME account information with CA. Note: not specifying any new account information triggers a refresh.

<name>: <name> (default = default)

ACME account config file name.

--contact <string>

Contact email addresses.

pvenode acme cert order [OPTIONS]

Order a new certificate from ACME-compatible CA.

--force <boolean> (default = 0)

Overwrite existing custom certificate.

pvenode acme cert renew [OPTIONS]

Renew existing certificate from CA.

--force <boolean> (default = 0)

Force renewal even if expiry is more than 30 days away.

pvenode acme cert revoke

Revoke existing certificate from CA.

pvenode acme plugin add <type> <id> [OPTIONS]

Add ACME plugin configuration.

<type>: <dns | standalone>

ACME challenge type.

<id>: <string>

ACME Plugin ID name

--api <1984hosting | acmedns | acmeproxy | active24 | ad | ali | anx | arvan | aurora | autodns | aws | azion | azure | cf | clouddns | cloudns | cn | conoha | constellix | cx | cyon | da | ddnss | desec | df | dgon | dnsimple | do | doapi | domeneshop | dp | dpi | dreamhost | duckdns | durabledns | dyn | dynu | dynv6 | easydns | edgedns | euserv | exoscale | freedns | gandi_livedns | gcloud | gd | gdnsdk | he | hetzner | hexonet | hostingde | huaweicloud | infoblox | infomaniak | internetbs | inwx | ionos | ispconfig | jd | joker | kappernet | kas | kinghost | knot | leaseweb | lexicon | linode | linode_v4 | loopia | lua | maradns | me | miab | misaka | myapi | mydevil | mydnsjp | namecheap | namecom | namesilo | nederhost | neodigit | netcup | netlify | nic | njalla | nm | nsd | nsone | nsupdate | nw | oci | one | online | openprovider | openstack | opnsense | ovh | pdns | pleskxml | pointhq | porkbun | rackcorp | rackspace | rcode0 | regru | scaleway | schlundtech | selectel | servercow | simply | tele3 | transip | ultra | unoeuro | variomedia | veesp | vscale | vultr | websupport | world4you | yandex | zilore | zone | zonomi>

API plugin name

--data File with one key-value pair per line, will be base64url encode for storage in plugin config.

DNS plugin data. (base64 encoded)

--disable <boolean>

Flag to disable the config.

--nodes <string>

List of cluster node names.

--validation-delay <integer> (0 - 172800) (default = 30)

Extra delay in seconds to wait before requesting validation. Allows to cope with a long TTL of DNS records.

pvenode acme plugin config <id> [FORMAT_OPTIONS]

Get ACME plugin configuration.

<id>: <string>

Unique identifier for ACME plugin instance.

pvenode acme plugin list [OPTIONS] [FORMAT_OPTIONS]

ACME plugin index.

--type <dns | standalone>

Only list ACME plugins of a specific type

pvenode acme plugin remove <id>

Delete ACME plugin configuration.

<id>: <string>

Unique identifier for ACME plugin instance.

pvenode acme plugin set <id> [OPTIONS]

Update ACME plugin configuration.

<id>: <string>

ACME Plugin ID name

--api <1984hosting | acmedns | acmeproxy | active24 | ad | ali | anx | arvan | aurora | autodns | aws | azion | azure | cf | clouddns | cloudns | cn | conoha | constellix | cx | cyon | da | ddnss | desec | df | dgon | dnsimple | do | doapi | domeneshop | dp | dpi | dreamhost | duckdns | durabledns | dyn | dynu | dynv6 | easydns | edgedns | euserv | exoscale | freedns | gandi_livedns | gcloud | gd | gdnsdk | he | hetzner | hexonet | hostingde | huaweicloud | infoblox | infomaniak | internetbs | inwx | ionos | ispconfig | jd | joker | kappernet | kas | kinghost | knot | leaseweb | lexicon | linode | linode_v4 | loopia | lua | maradns | me | miab | misaka | myapi | mydevil | mydnsjp | namecheap | namecom | namesilo | nederhost | neodigit | netcup | netlify | nic | njalla | nm | nsd | nsone | nsupdate | nw | oci | one | online | openprovider | openstack | opnsense | ovh | pdns | pleskxml | pointhq | porkbun | rackcorp | rackspace | rcode0 | regru | scaleway | schlundtech | selectel | servercow | simply | tele3 | transip | ultra | unoeuro | variomedia | veesp | vscale | vultr | websupport | world4you | yandex | zilore | zone | zonomi>

API plugin name

--data File with one key-value pair per line, will be base64url encode for storage in plugin config.

DNS plugin data. (base64 encoded)

--delete <string>

A list of settings you want to delete.

--digest <string>

Prevent changes if current configuration file has different SHA1 digest. This can be used to prevent concurrent modifications.

--disable <boolean>

Flag to disable the config.

--nodes <string>

List of cluster node names.

--validation-delay <integer> (0 - 172800) (default = 30)

Extra delay in seconds to wait before requesting validation. Allows to cope with a long TTL of DNS records.

pvenode cert delete [<restart>]

DELETE custom certificate chain and key.

<restart>: <boolean> (default = 0)

Restart pveproxy.

pvenode cert info [FORMAT_OPTIONS]

Get information about node’s certificates.

pvenode cert set <certificates> [<key>] [OPTIONS] [FORMAT_OPTIONS]

Upload or update custom certificate chain and key.

<certificates>: <string>

PEM encoded certificate (chain).

<key>: <string>

PEM encoded private key.

--force <boolean> (default = 0)

Overwrite existing custom or ACME certificate files.

--restart <boolean> (default = 0)

Restart pveproxy.

pvenode config get [OPTIONS]

Get node configuration options.

--property <acme | acmedomain0 | acmedomain1 | acmedomain2 | acmedomain3 | acmedomain4 | acmedomain5 | description | startall-onboot-delay | wakeonlan> (default = all)

Return only a specific property from the node configuration.

pvenode config set [OPTIONS]

Set node configuration options.

--acme [account=<name>] [,domains=<domain[;domain;...]>]

Node specific ACME settings.

--acmedomain[n] [domain=]<domain> [,alias=<domain>] [,plugin=<name of the plugin configuration>]

ACME domain and validation plugin

--delete <string>

A list of settings you want to delete.

--description <string>

Description for the Node. Shown in the web-interface node notes panel. This is saved as comment inside the configuration file.

--digest <string>

Prevent changes if current configuration file has different SHA1 digest. This can be used to prevent concurrent modifications.

--startall-onboot-delay <integer> (0 - 300) (default = 0)

Initial delay in seconds, before starting all the Virtual Guests with on-boot enabled.

--wakeonlan <string>

MAC address for wake on LAN

pvenode help [OPTIONS]

Get help about specified command.

--extra-args <array>

Shows help for a specific command

--verbose <boolean>

Verbose output format.

pvenode migrateall <target> [OPTIONS]

Migrate all VMs and Containers.

<target>: <string>

Target node.

--maxworkers <integer> (1 - N)

Maximal number of parallel migration job. If not set use max_workers from datacenter.cfg, one of both must be set!

--vms <string>

Only consider Guests with these IDs.

--with-local-disks <boolean>

Enable live storage migration for local disk

pvenode startall [OPTIONS]

Start all VMs and containers located on this node (by default only those with onboot=1).

--force <boolean> (default = off)

Issue start command even if virtual guest have onboot not set or set to off.

--vms <string>

Only consider guests from this comma separated list of VMIDs.

pvenode stopall [OPTIONS]

Stop all VMs and Containers.

--vms <string>

Only consider Guests with these IDs.

pvenode task list [OPTIONS] [FORMAT_OPTIONS]

Read task list for one node (finished tasks).

--errors <boolean> (default = 0)

Only list tasks with a status of ERROR.

--limit <integer> (0 - N) (default = 50)

Only list this amount of tasks.

--since <integer>

Only list tasks since this UNIX epoch.

--source <active | all | archive> (default = archive)

List archived, active or all tasks.

--start <integer> (0 - N) (default = 0)

List tasks beginning from this offset.

--statusfilter <string>

List of Task States that should be returned.

--typefilter <string>

Only list tasks of this type (e.g., vzstart, vzdump).

--until <integer>

Only list tasks until this UNIX epoch.

--userfilter <string>

Only list tasks from this user.

--vmid <integer> (1 - N)

Only list tasks for this VM.

pvenode task log <upid> [OPTIONS]

Read task log.

<upid>: <string>

The task’s unique ID.

--start <integer> (0 - N) (default = 0)

The line number to start printing at.

pvenode task status <upid> [FORMAT_OPTIONS]

Read task status.

<upid>: <string>

The task’s unique ID.

pvenode wakeonlan <node>

Try to wake a node via wake on LAN network packet.

<node>: <string>

target node for wake on LAN packet

DESCRIPTION

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

Currently pvenode allows you to set a node’s description, run various bulk operations on the node’s guests, view the node’s task history, and manage the node’s SSL certificates, which are used for the API and the web GUI through pveproxy.

FORMAT_OPTIONS

It is possible to specify the output format using the --output-format parameter. The default format text uses ASCII-art to draw nice borders around tables. It additionally transforms some values into human-readable text, for example:

  • Unix epoch is displayed as ISO 8601 date string.

  • Durations are displayed as week/day/hour/minute/second count, i.e 1d 5h.

  • Byte sizes value include units (B, KiB, MiB, GiB, TiB, PiB).

  • Fractions are display as percentage, i.e. 1.0 is displayed as 100%.

You can also completely suppress output using option --quiet.

--human-readable <boolean> (default = 1)

Call output rendering functions to produce human readable text.

--noborder <boolean> (default = 0)

Do not draw borders (for text format).

--noheader <boolean> (default = 0)

Do not show column headers (for text format).

--output-format <json | json-pretty | text | yaml> (default = text)

Output format.

--quiet <boolean>

Suppress printing results.

Examples

Install an externally provided certificate

pvenode cert set certificate.crt certificate.key -force

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

Setup ACME account and order a certificate for the local node.
pvenode acme account register default mail@example.invalid
pvenode config set --acme domains=example.invalid
pvenode acme cert order
systemctl restart pveproxy

Wake-on-LAN

Wake-on-LAN (WoL) allows you 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 computer’s firmware (BIOS/UEFI) configuration. The option name can vary from Enable Wake-on-Lan to Power On By PCIE Device; check your motherboard’s vendor manual, if you’re unsure. ethtool can be used to check the WoL configuration of <interface> by running:

ethtool <interface> | grep Wake-on

pvenode allows you 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 using the following command:

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

Task History

When troubleshooting server issues, for example, failed backup jobs, it can often be helpful to have a log of the previously run tasks. With Proxmox VE, you can access the nodes’s task history through the pvenode task command.

You can get a filtered list of a node’s finished tasks with the list subcommand. For example, to get a list of tasks related to VM 100 that ended with an error, the command would be:

pvenode task list --errors --vmid 100

The log of a task can then be printed using its UPID:

pvenode task log UPID:pve1:00010D94:001CA6EA:6124E1B9:vzdump:100:root@pam:

Bulk Guest Power Management

In case you have many VMs/containers, starting and stopping guests can be carried out in bulk operations with the startall and stopall subcommands of pvenode. By default, pvenode startall will only start VMs/containers which have been set to automatically start on boot (see Automatic Start and Shutdown of Virtual Machines), however, you can override this behavior with the --force flag. Both commands also have a --vms option, which limits the stopped/started guests to the specified VMIDs.

For example, to start VMs 100, 101, and 102, regardless of whether they have onboot set, you can use:

pvenode startall --vms 100,101,102 --force

To stop these guests (and any other guests that may be running), use the command:

pvenode stopall

First Guest Boot Delay

In case your VMs/containers rely on slow-to-start external resources, for example an NFS server, you can also set a per-node delay between the time Proxmox VE boots and the time the first VM/container that is configured to autostart boots (see Automatic Start and Shutdown of Virtual Machines).

You can achieve this by setting the following (where 10 represents the delay in seconds):

pvenode config set --startall-onboot-delay 10

Bulk Guest Migration

In case an upgrade situation requires you to migrate all of your guests from one node to another, pvenode also offers the migrateall subcommand for bulk migration. By default, this command will migrate every guest on the system to the target node. It can however be set to only migrate a set of guests.

For example, to migrate VMs 100, 101, and 102, to the node pve2, with live-migration for local disks enabled, you can run:

pvenode migrateall pve2 --vms 100,101,102 --with-local-disks

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