Bare Metal ProxMox HyperViser Installation.

ProxMox Basic Installation And Setup.

This tutorial will cover the basic installation of Proxmox on any compatable machine.
The history of this tutorial is based on a successful build that I just completed. Being totally new
to ProxMox and Turnkey I came in search of a Hyperviser not really even Knowing it. Not having a clue how to accomplish this I searched this forum such as you have if your reading this?
I posted a New Question ? This is the thread.. after speaking to forum member Jeremy we developed

a plan to build a Hyperviser using ProxMox. After a day of discussion I had determined all the things that were the right things to do and definately the wrong things to do..Thus this is why I am writing this tutorial to help others find thier path easily to accomplish something really cool... 
So Based on all of the threads and my own reasearch I took notes and have compiled them into 
the following steps...

  • First I will cover just the basic Installation of ProxMox
  • Second I will cover the entire project for the specified Equipment that was actually used
    in this build for any one that has the same equipment or needing to accomplish some of the
    same tasks that were involved in the Rackable Systems Build.


So without further adoooooooooo.. On with it..


Required Equipment:

  • You will need an extra Pc (Hardware Compatability List)
  • Download ProxMox Iso Image(ProxMox Iso Images)
  • Burn Iso Image to either Cd/Dvd/Usb Media
      Use any software that can make a bootable cd/dvd/usb(such as Power Iso)
  • Your machine will need one of the following , Either a Dvd/Cd/Usb Port.
  • you will need to have an active Internet connection.
    (For Simplicity Use Ethernet Cable to your Access Point)(Router , Modem , Gateway...ect..)
  • Your Machine will need to have atleast one hardrive atleast a few hundred gig.
    ("Because youl want to Install Vm's and Ct's later on once your up and running".)
    so you will want to have a little extra space....
  • You will need a monitor to connect to the machine at first while installing Proxmox.
    ("After the Installation this will no longer be required") You then will access proxmox 
    using a host pc or laptop through the "Promox Web Gui"on your local network.


Start the Setup:

  1. Make sure the machine has atleast one hardrive installed and connected.
  2. Connect chosen media , such as Internal or External Cd/DVD or Usb drive.
  3. Connect ethernet to the machine.
  4. Boot machine and go into the system bios .
  5. Make sure the boot option is set for the appropriate boot device, "CD/DVD/Usb"
  6. Press the escape key and save before exit option.
  7. Allow the machine to boot on up.
  8. After booting from the media you will see the "Proxmox Boot Screen".
  9. Press Enter or Return Key on the Key Board.
  10. The next Screen will bring you to the "License Agreement Screen".
  11. Accept the the License Agreement.
  12. The "next screen" will appear where you will choose what hard drive to install too
    "FYI ProxMox will take over the entire disk" If there is data on drive it will be erased.
  13. The next screen you will setup your time zone..
  14. The next screen Enter the root password twice.
  15. The next screen Enter your "Fully Qualified Domain Name" (FQDN)Enter the Hostname (FQDN) for the proxmox server as well as the IP AddressNetmaskGateway and DNS Server. If you have DHCP on your network, these settings will be filled in with values from the DHCP server.
    I always set the ip address up a hundred .. so if your local networks ip is 
    Then I always start my addressing range at Default is this all depends on the manufacturer of the router. Most new routers will have atleast 256 internal assignable ip's available...This way if your using your routers dhcp your way up out of the way...
    "Personal preference only" Not manditory.... so click next and continue.....
  16. The next screen  will show the installation progress , you are now in autopilot you are on your way.
  17. The next screen  if everything went well you will see this screen with no this point select reboot and let the machine boot back up..
  18. After your server has rebooted you will see the command line screen

    Congradulations your ProxMox Server is now ready to be used..
    Go ahead at the command line type in root: and enter and then enter the password you chose
    during the installation.  
  19. Now go to your host machine desktop or laptop and fire up a web browser
    Then in the address bar type in : If you took my suggestion ..if not use the default or what ever address you chose during installation...
  20. This will bring you to the Proxmox Login Screen...Enter root: and Password:XXXXXXXX
    Good Job your ready .........

    Hope this helps