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These are my instructions on how to install Proxmox 3.x using the Debian 7.x/Weezy non-free install CD. I will be covering a software RAID 1 and a software RAID 5 install so may be some optional instructions for each
Get the non-free firmware version of the Debian Squeeze 7.x multiarch CD image
Do an install using RAID 1 or RAID 5 This can be done in with one drive for RAID 1 or two drives in RAID 5 using degraded mode this can make the install more portable. NOTE Proxmox default is to use entire drive system with one large LVM group, so this might be best sometimes i like to make a smaller PVE-1 group to keep my install smaller and more portable. However this may not be the best option for clusters.
create raid md0 for boot
create raid md1 for everything else
/boot 1024MB on its own partition with RAID 1 hopefully md0
Create LVM DO NOT take all space of drive all on md1 as you will need this for KVM machines as well as snapshots
Create 3 LV root swap data see below
swap double the RAM
data less than 1/2 of the rest of the disk 10G i think? this also helps keep the install tight u can always grow it later, or minus at least -4GB for snapshots
NOTE As i think PVE puts its images on the empty space rather than putting an virtual partition inside the data virtual partition.
An ugly example partition layout with LVM:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 1 122 975872 83 Linux /dev/sda2 122 5222 40965120 8e Linux LVM LVM: LV VG Attr LSize Origin Snap% Move Log Copy% Convert data vg0 -wi-ao 30.69g root vg0 -wi-ao 3.72g swap vg0 -wi-ao 1.86g
Networking phase 1
check /etc/hostname might need to be just sun should be set during install?
edit /etc/hosts might not need pvelocalhost?
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost 10.22.20.200 sun.solar.lan sun pvelocalhost
Networking Phase 2
proxmox requires a static network setup, but install requires dhcp from ISP think i will go with default do my
apt-geting then fix /etc/network/interfaces or maybe get the ip from ISP and assign it statically to stop PVE install from messing up.
auto lo iface lo inet loopback #####This is to get initial debian/PVE going auto eth0 iface inet dhcp #auto eth0 #iface inet static #address IPS address #netmask IPS netmask #gateway IPS gateway ############ Below here is actual setup # This is WAN iface eth0 inet manual # This is LAN iface eth1 inet manual auto vmbr0 iface vmbr0 inet static address 10.22.20.200 netmask 255.255.255.0 # These are correct took them out so do not have to change them defaults are fine # network 10.22.20.0 # broadcast 10.22.20.255 gateway 10.22.20.254 bridge_ports eth0 bridge_stp off bridge_fd 0 auto vmbr1 iface vmbr1 inet manual bridge_ports eth1 bridge_stp off bridge_fd 0
Do You also need to create 4 Network devices on the hypervisor do this with the GUI? or is this just getting infos from /etc/network/interfaces
vmbr0 active IP 10.22.20.200 subnet 255.255.255.0 gateway 10.220.20.254 bridge port eth0 autostart
Edit your sources.list
deb http://ftp.at.debian.org/debian squeeze main contrib # PVE packages provided by proxmox.com deb http://download.proxmox.com/debian squeeze pve # security updates deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib
Add the Proxmox VE repository key:
wget -O- "http://download.proxmox.com/debian/key.asc" | apt-key add -
Update your repository and system by running:
Install Proxmox VE Kernel
aptitude install pve-firmware
aptitude install pve-kernel-2.6.32-16-pve
Reboot and make sure to select Proxmox VE Kernel on the boot loader (grub2).
Optional – install Kernel headers:
aptitude install pve-headers-2.6.32-16-pve
Now restart the system using the Proxmox VE kernel.
Install Proxmox VE packages
Make sure you are running the Proxmox VE Kernel, otherwise the installation will fail.
Check the currently active Kernel:
Linux 2.6.32-16-pve ...
Install the Proxmox VE packages:
aptitude install proxmox-ve-2.6.32
Configure pve-redirect for apache2
And restart apache:
Install the rest of needed packages
aptitude install ntp ssh lvm2 postfix ksm-control-daemon vzprocp
Prep for openvpn
Add some needed modules
vi /etc/modulesipt_mark ipt_MARK tun
edit /etc/vz/vz.conf and make sure these are at the end of IPTABLES MODULES
Copy keep from usb to /var/lib/vz and add storage to PVE called keep types backups and templates
cp command here
restore all needed vms
put command here
edit grub for PCI pass through needed for bluecherry
apt-get install smarttools sensors vim
maybe impi or idrac stuff
apt-get install lxde libcurl3
Make sure network-manager is not used, else pve-cluster will not start
aptitude purge network-manager
To get a modern browser, Google Chrome is a good idea – download the 64-bit Chrome from Google, also install Oracle
(Sun) Java, see Java_Console_(Ubuntu)
vi /etc/apt/sources.list.ddeb http://www.duinsoft.nl/pkg debs all
import the gpg key with the command
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys 5CB26B26
enter the commands
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install update-sun-jre