Proxmox is one of the very popular virtualization platforms. A number of Linux-based platforms are available in the market, but it is leading one of them. A quick step up easy to manage platform. Let’s have a quick look at key features.
Key features of Proxmox
A open source KVM (Kernel based virtual machine platform), which is 100% free and open source.
- Web-based management makes it easy to manage all resources.
- Easy and quick backup of all running instances.
- Flexible storage option.
- In build, a firewall helps to protect infrastructure.
Step by step installation
Download the ISO image of Proxmox from this link. RAID-enabled 02 drive (1 TB each) drives, 16 G RAM, and are the minimum recommendation for server setup.
Burn cd and boot server, select install Proxmox VE option.
Accept EULA and proceed.
Here, select target installation media and proceed, make sure to opt appropriate drive.
Define your default time zone to proceed.
Provide login credentials. These are root credentials for web login, root will be the user name.
Provide IP address details along with gateway and DNS. This ip address will be used to manager server. Click next.
Here, review all of your opted settings. Now you can begin to install Proxmox OS.
Installation may take a while, all partitions and other defined settings will occur automatically.
An IP address will be visible when the installation process is complete, that IP address belongs to the Proxmox management console.
Login and see if thigs are up to the mark or not, have a look.
Login, provide root as username.
You will be able to see all required settings and configurations.
Create VM provide required OS details and ISO images.
For demonstration purpose, I have installed Ubuntu OS. Have a look.
Proxmox can be used for SMB level organizations. Its easy backups and deployment can save lots of time and money.