James Liang/Proxmox VE Installation

Created Tue, 02 Feb 2021 23:05:27 -0500 Modified Wed, 27 Oct 2021 00:48:31 +0000
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Introduction

Instead of running all of your software directly off you computer’s hardware why not try virtualizing it?

Proxmox Virtual Environment allows you to create virtual machines and containers with its online graphical user interface.

I used Techno Tim’s tutorial on how to setup and install Proxmox

Techno Tim’s Tutorial

What you’ll need to run Proxmox:

-8GB USB Stick

-A computer to run Proxmox on

Creating Install USB

You’ll need to download the latest version of the Proxmox VE ISO installer

https://www.proxmox.com/en/downloads/category/iso-images-pve

The latest image as of this blog post is 6.3.

You’ll also need to download a program such as balenaEtcher to flash the ISO to your USB

https://www.balena.io/etcher/

You’ll want to install balenaEtcher and then pick your Proxmox ISO as the image. Select your USB and flash the ISO.

Installing Proxmox

Next plug the newly flashed USB into the computer you’d like to run Proxmox on. Select your USB drive to boot and then continue with the Proxmox VE Installer.

At the end of the installer you’ll get an IP address to connect to your Proxmox server such as https://192.168.2.55:8006

Click reboot and go to the provided IP address on your computer. You’ll be warned that your connection isn’t private. Continue to the site anyway.

The account’s user will be root, and the password will be the one you set up during the installation.

Adding a Drive

Go to your Proxmox server’s disks and find your device id. Mine is /dev/sdc

Next open the shell, it’s the button beside the shutdown button.

Type in:

fdisk /dev/sdc

Press d to delete any existing partitions. If you need to select a number such as 1-4 press the final digit (4) and repeat until all partions are deleted.

Press w to write the changes to the disk.