Installation of Proxmox in VMware Workstation - Powerful Open Source Server Solutions


Proxmox is a very powerful Debian based open-source virtual environment (PVE). It offers the ability to manage the virtual server with the Linux OpenVZ and KVM technologies. The other feature of Proxmox built-in web interface will help the users to manage Proxmox, Virtual Machines, Containers, Storage and Networks very easily.
Proxmox Features in Short
Debian 6 64 bit based technology
Create and manage virtual infrastructure
Support Intel & AMD chipset
Supports KVM & OpenVZ virtualization technologies
Built-in Web Interface for manage VM's, Containers, Storage Networks, etc.
Scalable to 32 nodes
Live Backup
Support flexible storages
VNC console, SSL support
JavaScript Framework
Multiple Authentication methods
Role-based user and permission management

The above-mentioned points are just for the introduction and it has a lot of other features. We will discuss that in the coming posts and the next, we are moving to Proxmox Installation. The first thing is to download the setup file from the Proxmox site.

I had already downloaded the package from the above site so we can start the installation from the scrap. Here I am using VMware Workstation for demonstrating the installation, you can also try with the desktop computer.

Installation of Proxmox in VMware Workstation / Desktop / Laptop
As I said above, we are using VMware to demonstrating this article. I had already added the bootable ISO so we are going to Power On the VM.
Step 1 – Install Proxmox VE
Step 2 – Installation Started
Step 3 – Agree on the EULA
Step 4 – Select the HDD and click the Next. We have advanced options buts here leaving as default
Step 5 – Set Location and Time Zone
Step 6 – Type Administrator Password and Email Address
Step 7 – Configure the Interfaces, We need to enter the correct IP Address and gateway for a successful connection. In this demo, I am using the VMware adapter so the IP must be in the same adapter IP range.
Step 8 – Review the details
Step 9 – The Proxmox VE installation started. It will take a few minutes to complete the installation.
Step 10 – Installation Completed, Click Reboot
Step 11 - Starting the Proxmox VE
Step 12 – Copy the Web URL details and browse the Proxmox GUI
The URL – (x is the management IP)
Step 13 – Open Chrome and enter the URL
Step 14 – Leave the SSL warning and proceed to –
Step 15 – Enter the User Name and Password to log in the Web Console
Step 16 – The Web Console opened successfully
Topic Conclusion
We have successfully installed Proxmox VE. The next is to upload the installation images to the Proxmox Storage for launching the new virtual machines. We will discuss this in a later article.



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