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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 7. Securing Proxmox VE


"Abstraction may be discovered or produced, may be material or immaterial, but abstraction is what every hack produces and affirms....To hack is to produce or apply the abstract to information and the possibility of new worlds"

 -- A Hacker Manifesto, McKenzie Wark

"Putting it bluntly, virtualization is deception."

 -- Data Center Virtualization Essentials, Gustavo Alessandro Andrade Santana

"The enemy knows the system being used..."

 -- Shannon's Maxim

"Security through obscurity is not an answer."

 -- Information Security: Principles and Practices, Merkow and Breithaupt

"Containers have quickly become a popular cloud-optimization strategy for enterprises, however, what do we really know about the security implications?"

 -- Kowsik Guruswamy

The end goal of this chapter is to support you in mitigating threats to the security of your Proxmox VE infrastructure.

We start by enumerating and articulating the potential benefits of virtualization on infrastructure...