Have you ever imagined how good it would be if you don't need to stop your services during a system upgrade operation? Do you have a powerful server but haven't used all of its resources? Do you want to set up a server platform quickly using a system template? If the answer to all these questions is yes, then you will be very happy to work with Proxmox Virtual Environment (also called Proxmox VE).
This chapter will show you some basic concepts of Proxmox VE before actually using it, including the technology used, basic administration, and some options available during set up.
The following topics are going to be covered in this chapter:
An explanation of server virtualization used by Proxmox VE
An introduction of basic administrative tools available in Proxmox VE
An explanation of different virtualization modes and storage options