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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)

Chapter 4. Creating Virtual Machines


"...But if the concept of abstraction is so mundane in IT, what explains the increasing fascination with virtualization in recent years? The trend is even more hard-core in data centers, where virtualization is deeply ingrained in the development strategy of these environments since the mid-2000s. And the infatuation continues to grow....Accordingly, these facilities have been assaulted with virtual servers, virtual networks, virtual storage, virtual appliances, and other "V-technologies" that promise relief from the cuffs of reality."

 -- Gustavo A. A. Santana, Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals

In Chapter 3Creating Containers, we explored the creation, configuration, and control of LXC containers using Proxmox VE. In this chapter, we turn our focus to KVM-QEMU virtual machine creation and control with Proxmox VE.

While we contrasted virtual machines with containers in Chapter 1Proxmox VE Fundamentals, we will take this opportunity to dive...