Proxmox Setup Guide
Provision a Server With Debian 10
For this demostration, we'll use our c1.small configuration running Debian 10.
From the server deployment screen, click configuraiton to create a custom subnet-size of /28.
Once device is deployed, please make sure that your machines hostname is resovable via
/etc/hosts, i.e you need an entry in
/etc/hosts which includes your v4 address to the FQDN of your device.
Note: Make sure there is no reference to IPv6 address for your hostname specificed in
For example, if your IP address is 126.96.36.199, and your hostname is prox.domain.com, then in your
/etc/hosts file should look like:
127.0.0.1 localhost 188.8.131.52 prox.domain.com prox # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts ::1 localhost ip6-localhost ip6-loopback ff02::1 ip6-allnodes ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
You can then test if your hostname/IP are correct using the
hostname --ip-address 184.108.40.206
Install Proxmox Repo
Add the repository to your apt list:
echo "deb http://download.proxmox.com/debian/pve buster pve-no-subscription" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pve-install-repo.list
Add the Proxmox repository key:
wget http://download.proxmox.com/debian/proxmox-ve-release-6.x.gpg -O /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/proxmox-ve-release-6.x.gpg
Update your repository and system by running:
apt update && apt full-upgrade
Install Proxmox Packages
apt install proxmox-ve postfix open-iscsi
Watch terminal/console screen to configure packages which require input (e.g. Samba asking about WINS/DHCP support, and email server). If you do not have or need a mail server keep it local only and keep the system name as is.
Lastly, reboot the system, the new Proxmox kernel should automatically boot from the GRUB menu.
NOTE: If you have a subscription key don't forget to switch to the enterprise repository after installation, see Package repositories.
Connect to the Proxmox Interface
COnnect to the intercia via https://youripaddress:8006). The default username will be
root and the password listed in the portal or if you have changed it, it would be that. Should you not recall the root password, [reset directions(found here)]
Once logged in, create a Linux Bridge called vmbr0, and add your first network interface to it. In this example it would be
bond0. In short, move the IP addresses from bond0 to vmbr0s of
bond0 to vmbr0.
For these interface changes to take effect, you would need to restart the system. You can do this via command line with
shutdown -r now or via the web interface on either Proxmox or customer portal.