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Mastering Proxmox, - Third Edition

By : Wasim Ahmed
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Book Image

Mastering Proxmox, - Third Edition

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By: Wasim Ahmed

Overview of this book

Proxmox is an open source server virtualization solution that has enterprise-class features for managing virtual machines, for storage, and to virtualize both Linux and Windows application workloads. You'll begin with a refresher on the advanced installation features and the Proxmox GUI to familiarize yourself with the Proxmox VE hypervisor. Then, you'll move on to explore Proxmox under the hood, focusing on storage systems, such as Ceph, used with Proxmox. Moving on, you'll learn to manage KVM virtual machines, deploy Linux containers fast, and see how networking is handled in Proxmox. You'll also learn how to protect a cluster or a VM with a firewall and explore the new high availability features introduced in Proxmox VE 5.0. Next, you'll dive deeper into the backup/restore strategy and see how to properly update and upgrade a Proxmox node. Later, you'll learn how to monitor a Proxmox cluster and all of its components using Zabbix. Finally, you'll discover how to recover Promox from disaster strikes through some real-world examples. By the end of the book, you'll be an expert at making Proxmox work in production environments with minimal downtime.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Creating a KVM

In Proxmox, we can a create KVM VM in the following ways:

  • From scratch using an ISO image
  • From a template
  • Using network PXE boot

In this chapter, we are only going to take a look at VM creation though ISO images and templates.

Creating a KVM using an ISO image

The VM creation process is based on simple tab-based dialog boxes. During the process, we have to assign resources and type in necessary information pertaining to the VM. The dialog box can be accessed by clicking on the Create VM button located in the top right-hand corner of the screen, as shown in the following screenshot. It can also be accessed by right-clicking on a node and then selecting Create VM from the context menu:

In our example cluster, we are going to create a KVM named centos1 in node pmx-01. To progress through the VM creation, simply click on the Next button or click on the Back button to go back to the previous tab. The following screenshot shows the dialog box after we click on Create VM from the Proxmox...