System Requirements

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For production servers, high quality server equipment is needed. Keep in mind, if you run 10 Virtual Servers on one machine and you then experience a hardware failure, 10 services are lost. Proxmox VE supports clustering, this means that multiple Proxmox VE installations can be centrally managed thanks to the included cluster functionality.

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

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, plus additional RAM used for guests

  • Hard drive

  • One NIC

  • CPU: 64bit (Intel EMT64 or AMD64), Multi core CPU recommended

  • Intel VT/AMD-V capable CPU/Mainboard for KVM Full Virtualization support

  • RAM: 8 GB RAM, plus additional RAM used for guests

  • Hardware RAID with batteries protected write cache (“BBU”) or flash based protection

  • Fast hard drives, best results with 15k rpm SAS, Raid10

  • At least two NICs, depending on the used storage technology you need more

Simple Performance Overview

On an installed Proxmox VE system, you can run the included pveperf script to obtain an overview of the CPU and hard disk performance.

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 use the web interface you need a modern browser, this includes:

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

  • Chrome, a release from the current year

  • the Microsoft currently supported versions of Internet Explorer (as of 2016, this means IE 11 or IE Edge)

  • the Apple currently supported versions of Safari (as of 2016, this means Safari 9)

If Proxmox VE detects you’re connecting from a mobile device, you will be redirected to a lightweight touch-based UI.