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  • Install basic Proxmox VE nodes and get to know the Proxmox GUI
  • Get to know Proxmox's internal structure and mechanics
  • Create and manage KVM or LXC-based virtual machines
  • Understand advanced virtual networks
  • Configure high availability Proxmox nodes
  • Integrate Ceph big data storage with the Proxmox hypervisor
  • Plan a large virtual environment for cloud-based services
  • Discover real-world scenarios for Proxmox troubleshooting

Proxmox is an open source server virtualization solution that has enterprise-class features for managing virtual machines, for storage, and to virtualize both Linux and Windows application workloads.

You'll begin with a refresher on the advanced installation features and the Proxmox GUI to familiarize yourself with the Proxmox VE hypervisor. Then, you'll move on to explore Proxmox under the hood, focusing on storage systems, such as Ceph, used with Proxmox. Moving on, you'll learn to manage KVM virtual machines, deploy Linux containers fast, and see how networking is handled in Proxmox. You'll also learn how to protect a cluster or a VM with a firewall and explore the new high availability features introduced in Proxmox VE 5.0. Next, you'll dive deeper into the backup/restore strategy and see how to properly update and upgrade a Proxmox node. Later, you'll learn how to monitor a Proxmox cluster and all of its components using Zabbix. Finally, you'll discover how to recover Promox from disaster strikes through some real-world examples.

By the end of the book, you'll be an expert at making Proxmox work in production environments with minimal downtime.

  • Formulate Proxmox-based solutions and set up virtual machines of any size while gaining expertise even on the most complex multi-cluster setups
  • Master the skills needed to analyze, monitor, and troubleshoot real-world virtual environments
  • This is the most up-to-date title on mastering Proxmox, with examples based on the new Linux Kernel 4.10.15 and Debian Stretch (9.x)
Page Count 494
Course Length 14 hours 49 minutes
ISBN 9781788397605
Date Of Publication 16 Nov 2017


Wasim Ahmed

Wasim Ahmed, born in Bangladesh and now a citizen of Canada, is a veteran of the IT world. He first came into close contact with computers in 1992 and never looked back. Wasim has a deep understanding of networks, virtualization, big data storage, and network security.

By profession, Wasim is the CEO of a global IT support and cloud service provider based in Calgary, Alberta. He serves many companies and organizations through his company on a daily basis. Wasim's strength comes from his experience, which comes from learning and serving continually. Wasim strives to find the most effective solution at the most competitive price. He has built over 20 enterprise production virtual infrastructures using Proxmox and the Ceph storage system.

Wasim and his team are notorious for not simply accepting a technology based on its description alone, but putting it through rigorous testing to check its validity. Any new technology that his company provides goes through months of continuous testing before it is accepted. Proxmox made the cut superbly.