Replace expensive VMware to Proxmox, Free Virtualization Platform | How to Install Proxmox

  1. Download Proxmox VE ISO:
  2. Create a Bootable USB Drive:
  3. Boot from USB Drive:
    • Insert the bootable USB drive into the server where you want to install Proxmox VE.
    • Power on or restart the server and boot from the USB drive. You may need to change the boot order in the BIOS settings to boot from USB.
  4. Proxmox VE Installer:
    • Once the server boots from the USB drive, you’ll see the Proxmox VE installer menu.
    • Select “Install Proxmox VE” and press Enter.
  5. Select Installation Target:
    • Select the target disk where you want to install Proxmox VE. This will typically be the server’s local disk.
    • You can choose to use the entire disk for Proxmox VE or manually partition the disk.
  6. Set Root Password:
    • Set a password for the root user of the Proxmox VE system.
  7. Configure Network:
    • Configure the network settings for Proxmox VE. This includes setting the IP address, netmask, gateway, and DNS servers.
  8. Begin Installation:
    • Review the installation summary and confirm to begin the installation process.
  9. Installation Progress:
    • The installer will copy the necessary files and install Proxmox VE on the selected disk. This may take some time depending on your hardware.
  10. Installation Complete:
    • Once the installation is complete, remove the USB drive and reboot the server.
  11. Access Proxmox VE Web Interface:
    • Open a web browser on a computer connected to the same network as the Proxmox VE server.
    • Enter the IP address of the Proxmox VE server in the address bar.
    • Log in to the Proxmox VE web interface using the root user and the password you set during installation.
  12. Configure Proxmox VE:
    • From the web interface, you can configure additional settings such as storage, networks, and backups.
  13. Create VMs and Containers:
    • Use the web interface to create virtual machines (VMs) and containers to run your applications and services.