Proxmox Virtual Environment (PVE for short) is an Open Source Server Virtualization Platform, based on Debian, KVM and OpenVZ.

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Why would a server lockup knock other servers off the network?

We have a couple dozen Proxmox servers (Proxmox runs on Debian), and about once a month, one of them will have a kernel panic and lock up. The worst part about these lock ups is that when it's a ...
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Ganeti vs Proxmox [closed]

I'm system administrator in small software house. I'm going to virtualise our servers. The main reason for doing this is providing highest possible uptime, but probably it will also increase resources ...
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How would I add a second physical hard drive to proxmox

I installed proxmox on a single 250GB hard drive and I would like to add a second identical hard drive to put more VM's on. I already tried once, and didn't get very far. I added it and formatted it ...
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Does Proxmox VE Support LVM as block storage for KVM guests?

Does Proxmox VE Support LVM as block storage for KVM guests to avoid the overhead of going through the filesystem layer on the host system ?
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Debian Linux server locked - no clues in the logs?

I had a server lock up this morning. Here is a screen shot from the console: None of the messages from the screen shot mean anything to me. I have a feeling that the important stuff probably ...
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Private network between two KVM VMs

I'm trying to connect two KVM hosts together with a transparent ethernet link. I'm using Proxmox VE as the host and have configured 2 KVM VEs with ethernet interfaces and joined them to a single ...
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Shell access for a KVM VM

I would like to access my KVM VM with a shell. I created it via proxmox 2.3, Ubuntu 12.04 is installed on it via an official template. I would like to find the same command as vzctl enter ...
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Debian server locked - find_busiest_group?

Just wondering if anyone sees any clues from the following screen shot as to what might have caused this server to lock up: This server also locked up 6 months ago, and I still have the screen shot ...
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proxmox summary graphs not refreshing

In the proxmox summary page, the graphics are not refreshing. Or they are, but no info is displayed. Also, the containers status is wrong. Any suggestions? Thank you
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Proxmox Nat Networking Issue

Definition I have installed Proxmox 3.2 and i am trying to configure a virtual machine as a communication server that handles all traffic and forwards them to the nodes with private ip. I ...
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GFS2 over DRBD automount

I have 2 nodes Proxmox cluster. For KVM images I use DRBD device with GFS2 on it. Everything works fine except GFS2 automounting after server restart. I put in fstab: /dev/drbd0 /cluster/drbd0 gfs2 ...
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Poor Write Performance in VM inside Proxmox PVE 2.0

I am running a PVE 2.0 on a decent Hardware (2 SATA HDDs as RAID1, 12GB RAM, i7 CPU) but the I/O Performance is very poor inside the VM (Ubuntu 11.10 Server). The very same VM was copied to another ...
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How to share one physical hard-disk to multiple KVM guest in a Proxmox VE?

I evaluate PROXMOX VE 2.0 to migrate a live server. I have installed a server with the PROXMOX VE which hosts 4 KVM guests on two 300 GB HD's (RAID-1) and two 500 GB HD'a (RAID-1) as a data storage, ...
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Exchange 2010 on KVM - CPU usage reporting incorrectly

Good Morning, I have virtualized an exchange server using KVM (proxmox actually). It is Exchange 2010 SP3 running on server 2012 R2. KVM version 1.7.1. I am using the latest (0.1-74) virtio ...
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proxmox KVM routed network with multiple public IPs

I have a dedicated hosting with hetzner. Additionally i have bought a 6IP subnet. My main IP is: 148.111.111.200 My main subnet is: 255.255.255.224 My additional IPs are 148.222.222.1 to ...
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LVM DRBD Shared between nodes proxmox

Context : I have proxmox cluster with the volume group shared with drbd for the VM - KVM. I have a problem with drbd. Indeed, when a node disconnect, the associate link between the differents nodes ...
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Can't lock vz with proxmox

I would like to backup my virtual servers to move them away. And when i have started the backup process then i only see this every time: Feb 09 08:40:34 INFO: Starting Backup of VM 101 (openvz) Feb ...
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Enabling IPv6 with OpenVZ using Proxmox 2.2

I'm trying to enable IPv6 on my Debian nodes (OpenVZ) using venet; my host is under Proxmox 2.2 (kernel 2.6.32-16-pve), and it seems the routing fails. My host correctly pings all my nodes; all my ...
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Best RAID setup for DRBD

I would like to setup a two nodes PROXMOX cluster with DRBD storage. The nodes will be connected by gigabit ethernet. What would be the best storage setup in terms of reliability, performance and ...
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How to increase Free PE in LVM physical volume?

I use Proxmox 2.2 for making OpenVZ containers. It ships with a tool called vzdump that can create backups of OpenVZ containers on the fly. It uses snapshot functionality of LVM to create temporary ...
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Install ubuntu on my KVM VM by proxmox

I'm a newbie here but I would like to understand how to install ubuntu or centOS on my VM created by KVM (in proxmox). During creation, I've set Linux 3.X/2.6 Kernel (l26) in sheet OS and Do ...
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Heavy production MySQL/Percona Database in openvz container

So I'm currently running a MySQL 5.1 database, with the following specs: Proc: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-1620 0 @ 3.60GHz RAM: 64 Go disks: 2x 100 Go SSD (RaidSoft) I'm planning to migrate my ...
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Running Proxmox VE with a wireless adapter

I've successfully installed Proxmox and it works perfect while connected via ethernet. The issue arises when trying to get it to detect my wireless adapter. The wireless card is an ASUS PCE-N53 ...
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Cannot access HG repo any more after upgrading to Wheezy

I just updated my proxmox server based on wheezy 7.1. to the latest version (3.1). It acts as a central mercurial repository that is accessed via ssh as well. It seems like I am unable to use ssh-hg ...
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Proxmox VE cluster not working

I have been using a Proxmox VE 2.0 cluster (2 servers) for months. Today, I had the "bright idea" to install a GUI on one of the servers. I used tasksel, and selected the graphical desktop ...
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OpenVZ tells me: hostname: the specified hostname is invalid on boot of the VE

I’m using Proxmox 2.1, which is based on Debian 6, for my OpenVZ installation. Which shouldn’t matter but I wanted to mention it before I begin with my problem. I imported several VEs into my newly ...
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Proxmox - backup OpenVZ on NFS

I'm using Proxmox 3.2 with OpenVZ containers and I'm trying to setup a backup system for my 2 nodes cluster. I created a NFS share on a Debian 7.5 server (not under Proxmox, and not inside the ...
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Accessing a container from another container using the public IP of the host

I've some issues configuring properly the network in proxmox. In short, from a container, I can reach any web server outside (ex: google.com), but I can't reach the web server on my container. The ...
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Unable to install windows 8.1 on virtual machine

How can I create a Windows 8.1 virtual machine using Proxmox? I downloaded the evaluation copy of Windows 8.1 Enterprise. However when I boot up the virtual machine, it cycles between the two below ...
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Proxmox internal network configuration

We have several servers (with one nic) staying in one rack in hetzner. Proxmox is installed on each one, and they are combined in proxmox cluster. The goal is to create network, between virtual ...
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Unable to make work both private and public ip network on openvz container in Proxmox

I'm using Proxmox 3, it is a fresh installation. For those who know, I'm using OVH Vrack 1.5 (along with a previous Vrack 1.0). My server has two interface eth0 and eth1, I succeeded to configure ...
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Proxmox - Assign more memory to KVM VM

Is it possible to assign more memory to a KVM virtual machine without restarting it? I changed the memory size of a VM using the Proxmox web interface, but can't see that increase in the guest.
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Proxmox 3.0 installation on any VPS

I have an account on digitialocean.com I create a droplet debian wheezy. I installed proxmox 3.0 manually via command line. At the end of installation I restarted the server but again it uses default ...
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Right Security Design for SSH Access on Proxmox host and VMs

I understand that for security, one has to be wearing a paranoid-hat always. My scenario: I will have 3 KVM virtual machines installed on Proxmox VE Apache/Tomcat server Server running mysql ...
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Proxmox and PXE boot

I have 10 rack servers, each has an 80 GB hard drive, and a Dell PowerVault with no hard drives. It is possible to take all these hard drives and put them in the PowerVault cluster, then boot proxmox ...
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How to edit or create roles in Proxmox VE?

How can I create Roles or edit them with specific privileges in Proxmox VE ?
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Can not display Proxmox console due to Connection time out

When I try to open console in proxmox ve nothing happens and I see this error in logs: no connection : Connection timed out TASK ERROR: command '/bin/nc -l -p 5900 -w 10 -c '/usr/sbin/qm vncproxy 100 ...
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Fresh Proxmox VE 2.1 installation with defaults can't be reached or pinged

I am using the lastest Proxmox VE 2.1. My server has two NICS with a uplink only connected into eth0. My Server is a co-located server utilizing public IPv4 IPs. It is not behind a firewall or any ...
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Proxmox resize failed: exit code 1

How can I resize the hard disk in proxmox? When I have tried, I get the following error. "command '/usr/bin/qemu-img resize ...
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Cloning bitmap free count err on proxmox drive

I have a small business server (custome build) that runs proxmox for virtualizing common office services (samba, AD, web server, etc). I use clonezilla for all my cloning purposes and have never ...
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Cannot make Java Package on an OpenVZ container

I'm trying to install Sun's Java SDK 7 by following the Debian Wiki instructions using java-package. But it won't work on an OpenVZ proxmox container. I'm running Debian Wheezy 7.0-2 64bit on all my ...
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how to drop_caches in OpenVZ centos6 container

I have tried sudo sh -c 'echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches' sudo echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches echo 3 | sudo tee /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches and a ...
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Where is KVM guest configuration (xml) located in proxmox?

I wanted to check if my Proxmox instance uses LVM for KVM guests to achieve better performance so Where is KVM guest configuration (xml) located in proxmox?
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Proxmox - Live migration between different subnets

I have a proxmox cluster, that is distributed over two different subnets having two different gateways. In the first subnet VMs get an publicly available static IP address by MAC address mapping. ...
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Bonnie does not provide speed for Sequential Input / Block

I'm using ProxmoxVE and I would like to run some benchmarks regarding performances of this product. One of these benchmarks is bonnie++ ; it runs very well in a VM (qemu-kvm) but when I run it in a ...
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Iptables/ufw - blocking ports when using nat

I use NAT to move requests from external ports to an internal ip address and port hosted with proxmox. Something like this: iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i vmbr0 -p tcp --dport 8000 -j DNAT --to ...
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Problems with IP Block Proxmox on OVH

I am using Proxmox. That should be clear by the title. I have developed a software program in vb.net that generates network configurations, and I just copy and paste to the correct files. I am using ...
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Proxmox drbd configuration split brain

I am planning a proxmox HA configuration with two Dell R710 machines (dual 6 core processors in each) with enterprise level drive raid arrays. I would be using DRBD with a quorum disk on a third ...
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Using Proxmox Kernel on Wheezy without proxmox system

I'm going to run two servers with OpenVZ on Wheezy. Since there are sadly no OpenVZ kernels in debian anymore I want to use the Proxmox kernel instead. I'm doing all replication with scripts I have ...
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How can one choose a new kernel on boot, running a dedicated server?

As part of installing proxmox on a dedicated server running Debian, it installed a new kernel. As part of the install instructions, I am supposed to choose the new kernel in grub. However I dont have ...