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December 1, 2016

How to Install and Configure Proxmox VE 4.2 (Virtual Environment) on VMware

Proxmox VE 4.2 (Virtual Environment)
Proxmox VE 4.2 (Virtual Environment) Installation and Configuration on VMware

This tutorial shows how to install and configure Proxmox VE 4.2 Virtual Environment on VMware Workstation step by step. You can also use VMware Player which is free to personal use. This tutorial also helps if you install Proxmox VE 4.2 on physical computer or bare-metal server. We'll also install VMware Tools on Proxmox VE for better performance and usability.

Proxmox VE 4.2 Installation and Configuration Steps:

  1. Download Proxmox VE 4.2 ISO
  2. Start Installation
  3. Install VMware Tools on Proxmox VE
  4. Proxmox VE 4.2 Short Review
  5. Create Virtual Machine on Proxmox VE 4.2
  6. Proxmox VE 4.2 Review

Installing anc Configuring Proxmox VE 4.2 on VMware

What is Proxmox VE (Virtual Environment)?

Proxmox VE is an open source virtualization management solution for servers. It supports KVM full virtualization as well as container-based virtualization with Linux Containers (LXC) and includes strong high-availability (HA) support. Proxmox VE allows to virtualize even the most demanding Linux and Windows application workloads, and manages virtual storage and network. Installation is done fast and easy with a bare-metal ISO installer, and the administrator can configure it via the integrated web-based management interface or via CLI. Based on Debian GNU/Linux and fully licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License, Version 3 (AGPL-3.0), it is a solution without restrictions for advanced home and business use. Proxmox VE is a great platform for building small Debian Linux-based hyper-converged clusters.
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Proxmox VE 4.2 New Features and Improvements

The open source virtualization platform Proxmox VE is a hyper-converged solution enabling users to create and manage LXC containers and KVM virtual machines on the same host, and makes it easy to set up highly available clusters, as well as to manage network and storage via an integrated web-based management interface.

The new Sencha Ext JS 6 framework brings a modern 'flat design' look and feel to the Proxmox VE GUI with a reworked icon set providing consistency and an optimal user experience. In the 'Summary View' data information is now visualized in graphs which gives the user an overview of all his performance data. Browser variations are handled automatically so that the charts always display correctly. The graphs provide enhanced interactive features such as click zoom.

Proxmox VE 4.2 is a bare-metal ISO installer, based on latest Debian Jessie 8.4 combined with a long term Linux 4.4 kernel, based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus). With Proxmox VE 4.2 logical volumes can now be thin provisioned and therefore the Proxmox bare-metal ISO installer offers LVM-thin or ZFS with just one click. A storage administrator can dedicate more capacity to virtual machines than they have and create logical volumes that are larger than the available extents. This ability offers great flexibility and can be expanded dynamically when needed and can help avoiding the need to purchase additional storage because of unused, over-allocated storage.

Another new feature is that ZFS storage can now be selected during the installation process. If the admin chooses ZFS, the ZFS-Plugin will be automatically configured out-of-the-box and the user does not have to re-configure it later.

Proxmox VE 4.2 now works with the free web server certificates from “Let’s Encrypt”. “Let’s Encrypt” is a free, automated, and open certificate authority providing free SSL certificates with short expiry and automated renewal. This significantly simplifies the process of getting and maintaining a certificate for secure websites with simple commands.

Hope you found this Proxmox VE 4.2 (Virtual Environment) installation and configuration tutorial helpful and informative. Please consider sharing it. Your feedback and questions are welcome!

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