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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)

Downloading Proxmox VE

An image of the most recent PVE release, 4.1, is available on the Internet via torrent or direct download. The complete ISO is just under 720 MB, and should ultimately be burned to a blank CD or DVD.

Follow these steps to download the torrent file:

  1. Navigate to in your browser.
  2. Look for the Proxmox VE 4.1 ISO Installer (BitTorrent) subheading.
  3. Click on the gray Download button to start the download process.

Torrent download

To download directly, use your browser to navigate to the same page,, and look for the Proxmox VE 4.1 ISO Installer subheading. Click on the grey Download button to start the download.

Direct download


Note that if you're on an OS X or GNU/Linux workstation, you may choose, of course, to download the disk image from the command line with the wget (or curl) command. The following line—entered at the terminal—downloads the most recent...