My Proxmox journey
In this series of blog posts, I will document my journey with Proxmox.
I do have experience with ESXi/VMware, but since Proxmox is free, and I love Linux in general, it’s more appealing to me.
I will try to update this post whenever a new blog is available, so this can be used as a place to lookup my steps, both for personal use, but someone might find it useful as well.
I’ll try write down notes, thoughts and goals with it.
What I will do:
Go over my needs and interests, changed, modifications and the like.
- What I will not do:
- I’m not going through how to install Proxmox, since if you’re starting to get into this, you’ve installed an operating system before, and should know how to do it.
- Go over everything in the WebUI to teach you the way around it.
In case you need some information, or more separate step-by-step guide, I can recommend “Learn Linux TV” on YouTube.
Here’s a link to his series:
Proxmox Full Course
At first, this is running in VMs on my Desktop before I’m using it on bare metal.
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
64 GB RAM
Asus ROG Strix B550-FGaming
1 TB Kingston Fury Renegade (OS)
1 TB Kingston A2000 (storage)
I’ve assigned 6 cores, 16 GB of RAM and 20 GB boot drive to to PVE1 and PVE2.
The storage will be added along the way as needed since it’s a VM.
I’ll try to write down the steps on how to enable nested virtualization as well at some point. That will probably be step 0.
- Remove Proxmox Subscription Message
– I simply removed the message since it’s an extra step for me to go through to manage my servers, and since I’m testing and working my way through it, I’m not going to subscribe. I might do it in the future though.
- How to update Proxmox without the payed subscription
– I just wanted the basic upgrades, which is really stable as well.
- How to create a Proxmox cluster
I plan to use HA (High Availablility) and to share the storage between the servers as well, I will need a cluster.
- How to setup Proxmox Networking
It’s the best practice for High Availability.