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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)

Learning more


If this chapter sends any single message clearly, it should be this: optimizing the I/O performance of a VM in Proxmox VE involves carefully considering and combining three components, each with a very rich set of options—tuning a VM to perform optimally and with the features you want is a complex balancing act.

Consequently, a list of helpful resources is provided here so each of us can pursue more information based on our specific needs. The first two resources have rich chapters on virtual disks. The third is a work in progress that's thoroughly committed to virtual disk documentation:

  • Hands-On Virtual Computing, Ted Simpson, Cengage
  • Virtualization from the Desktop to the Enterprise, Chris Wolf, Apress