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.
- Use Ventoy to install Proxmox VE (PVE); see our guide
Install PVE, as per our guide
a. Disk Configuration
b. Location, Time Zone & Keyboard
c. Admin Password & Email
d. Management Network Interface Configuration
- Login to Proxmox from a browser (e.g. https://192.168.0.253:8006)
- If you have a dual NIC system, create a bond as per our guide
- Update DNS settings as per our guide
- Update Repositories and upgrade PVE, as per our guide
- Upload ISO images to facilitate VM creation, as per our guide
- Upload CT templates to facilitate CT creation , as per our guide
- 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):
- Security Management (Users & Certificates)
- Storage Management
The following topics require multi-node deployment:
- High Availability
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