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Proxmox virtualization

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
Anybody have any exposure/experience with Proxmox? They describe it as "Proxmox Virtual Environment is a complete server virtualization management solution, based on KVM virtualization and containers". The cost is .... free, but you can purchase support contracts for it.

Ken Hess of ZDNet gives it a great review, calling it the ultimate hypervisor - but you know how magazines are.

I've got it being provisioned on one of my L5520 servers right now and hopefully by this evening I'll be playing with it. Was just wondering if anyone else had used it and had any "gotchas" to watch out for.

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
And I've set up my first VPS on it!!!
Not as hard as I thought it would be. Time to play some more.

root@dagby:~# df
Filesystem    1K-blocks  Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/simfs      25165824 411812  24754012  2% /
tmpfs              52432    32    52400  1% /run
tmpfs              5120      0      5120  0% /run/lock
tmpfs            209700      0    209700  0% /run/shm
root@dagby:~# free
            total      used      free    shared    buffers    cached
Mem:        524288      18688    505600          0          0      11740
-/+ buffers/cache:      6948    517340
Swap:      524288          0    524288
Daniel at Server Complete did a great job getting the server set up for me - and at no additional charge. Gotta love those guys.

Getting the container type (OpenVZ) VPS's set up was easy. Getting the actual KVM setup a little more difficult but now I'm burning out a Debian 7 KVM VPS.
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