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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)

Proxmox VE network model


This section provides a high-level overview of the Proxmox VE network model. It covers subjects relevant to both Proxmox VE guests as well as hosts.

In Proxmox VE 4.0, two fundamental guest network configurations are supported:

  • Bridged
  • Masquerading with NAT

The following subsection contrasts these two configuration models and establishes effective, sensible use cases for each.

The remainder of the subsection addresses Proxmox VE host configuration concerns:

  • Routed configuration
  • VLAN support
  • NIC bonding

Bridged configuration

Bridged networking connects a Proxmox VE guest to a network using the host's Ethernet adapter.

Visualizing bridged configuration

Virtual machines and containers with bridged connections behave precisely as if they're connected to the physical network. Indeed, each virtual server has a virtual NIC (or vNIC) that appears to the network with a discreet and unique MAC (media access control address) and IP address consistent with the physical network.

This is...