HowTo configure ProxMox VE 7.1 - steps to success (update final)

suggested Proxmox VE installation & configuration steps - final update

Below we list installation and configuration steps for a "flawless" Proxmox VE experience. Unlike everywhere else, our guides use the Proxmox VE GUI (Web Admin Console - WAC). We only revert to command line instructions if there is no GUI option to perform the same function.

For an in-depth guide read the official Proxmox VE Administration Guide

Proxmox VE can be deployed in a single-node or multi-node (called a cluster) setup. Additionally, it is possible to deploy Proxmox VE in a multi-cluster setup with and without High Availability.

  1. Use Ventoy to install Proxmox VE (PVE); see our guide
  2. Install PVE, as per our guide

    a. Disk Configuration

    b. Location, Time Zone & Keyboard

    c. Admin Password & Email

    d. Management Network Interface Configuration

  3. Login to Proxmox from a browser (e.g.
  4. If you have a dual NIC system, create a bond as per our guide
  5. Update DNS settings as per our guide
  6. Update Repositories and upgrade PVE, as per our guide
  7. Upload ISO images to facilitate VM creation, as per our guide
  8. Upload CT templates to facilitate CT creation , as per our guide
  9. Install Tailscale for easy remote access/management using our guide

The above steps should provide a fully functional PVE system for either testing or production.

Further configuration should be undertaken as follows (we will cover in future guides):

  1. Firewall
  2. Security Management (Users & Certificates)
  3. Storage Management
  4. Backups

The following topics require multi-node deployment:

  1. Clustering
  2. Replication
  3. High Availability

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