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Learning Proxmox VE

By : CHENG MAN, Rik Goldman, Ken Hess
Book Image

Learning Proxmox VE

By: CHENG MAN, Rik Goldman, Ken Hess

Overview of this book

Proxmox VE 4.1 provides an open source, enterprise virtualization platform on which to host virtual servers as either virtual machines or containers. This book will support your practice of the requisite skills to successfully create, tailor, and deploy virtual machines and containers with Proxmox VE 4.1. Following a survey of PVE's features and characteristics,this book will contrast containers with virtual machines and establish cases for both. It walks through the installation of Proxmox VE, explores the creation of containers and virtual machines, and suggests best practices for virtual disk creation, network configuration, and Proxmox VE host and guest security.Throughout the book, you will navigate the Proxmox VE 4.1 web interface and explore options for command-line management
Table of Contents (14 chapters)


In this chapter, we have come to terms with the three open source technologies that provide Proxmox VE's foundational features: containerization and virtualization with LXC, KVM, and QEMU.

Along the way, we've come to understand that containers, while being a type of virtualization, have characteristics that distinguish them from virtual machines.

These differences will be crucial as we determine which technology to rely on for a virtual server solution with Proxmox VE.

The next chapter will guide you through the installation and configuration of your first Proxmox VE server. It will thus introduce Proxmox VE hardware specifications and installation methods. Finally, it will provide a thorough walkthrough of the Proxmox Installer.

Let's move forward and prepare our first PVE instance, which we will use to host both containers and virtual machines.