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    VLAN (802.1Q) with Proxmox VE, OPNsense (as a VM in Proxmox), and UniFi systems

    tl;dr: I want to pipe VLANs around my networks, both the physical and virtual sections, to separate things like IoT out. Some more detail: I have a network consisting of Proxmox VE containers and VMs (one being OPNsense firewall router), and physical network components such as UniFi switches...
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    Best Practice... Install additional storage drive.

    Hey Gang... I have a basic Proxmox setup (8.0.4). The server has an 500GB nvme drive with the default set up of: local 100gb local-lvm 400gb I'm a 2TB SATA SSD drive to the mix, and wondering the best way to set it up to be able to: Store more VM's (less active) Store Backups all VM's...
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    Network Configuration Advice

    Physical Hardware: 3 nodes with same Hardware 1 -1GB nic 2 - 2.5GB nic 1 - 10GB nic Network hardware: 1 - 8 port 10GBe switch 1 - 24 port 1GBe switch 1 - 8 port 1GBe Switch All LACP LAG capable I am trying to figure out what would be the best configuration for a clustered, HA, and CEPH...
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    Best way to install Proxmox on workstation hardware

    Hi everyone! I'm currently planning to build my first ProxmoxVE server, i already have the hardware that i want to use, but i'm seeking some knowledge on how i install the VE best practice with the hardware i have. Currently i have following hardware installed in my machine: CPU...
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    PVE hosts package upgrade - Best practice and tips?

    Hello everyone. Have a handful of PVE hosts running in a cluster. I was wondering how everyone approached everyday upgrades? Do you wait for kernel or major PVE upgrades to be available, migrate all the VM's, upgrade and full restart? Or do you upgrade smaller packages for the hosts as they...
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    Optimal BIOS settings for Proxmox installation

    Hi everyone I'm currently configuring my BIOS for (optimal) Proxmox installation. I have stumbled upon the option Intel® Turbo Boost Technology where you can set the option on or off. Should I leave it enabled or should I disable it? Besides that, should I change anything on those settings...
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    LVM best practice suggestions !!

    Hi, I have a hp proliant dl380p gen8 server with following disks: 2 SSD ( 1 TB each one ) -> RAID 1 15 SAS ( 900 GB each one) -> RAID 50 Raid configuration has been done through hardware controller that is already been integrated on the server. We have proxmox on...
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    Frage nach Best-Practice / Limitierungen bei QCOW2-Disks

    Hallo Zusammen, ich habe folgenden Frage an die Experten: Wir betreiben einen HA-Cluster mit ISCSI-Storage. Dieses ist redundant über mehrere 10 Gbit NICs an die PVE-Nodes angebunden. Die zu verarbeitenden Daten werden über einen Debian-Fileserver über Samba-Freigaben realisiert. Diese...
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    New Proxmox Server with the HDD from the old Proxmox Server

    Hi everybody, i have a Question and i dont found any Thread or post that helps me with it. i have a Proxmox Server running on my HP Server with 2 HDDs. The first one is only for the Proxmox OS and the second one is for my VMs and images. My HDD with the Proxmox OS is broken and i set up a new...
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    Recommended backup strategy for VMs/CTs/zfs datasets

    Hi guys, I need advice about choosing the right backup strategy. I am running Proxmox VE on ZFS RAID1, with additional ZFS RAID1 in the same case. Running mostly CTs, some with persistent data on mounted bind shares. Now, there are couple of backup solutions that come to my mind: - ZFS...
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    best practice: proxmox keep up to date

    Hello community, what is your experience to keep up to date your proxmox cluster ? Which is the best way to have no or short downtimes ? BR Markus
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    Configuration Advice for Proxmox Newbie

    Hi Proxmox pros...I was hoping some SMEs could give me a hand on some advice on my new Proxmox implementation. I was a former Freenas user, but I felt like it was limiting in key areas that are important to me (i.e. VM hosting and native Plex support). Hardware Dell Precision T7500 CPU: Dual...
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    SoHo-Cluster - Tips and Knowledge appreciated

    Hi, i had been using Proxmox v3 for some testing purposes on an old Fujitsu server and really love it. Now i would like to set up a production "cluster" for our small office. The most important software to be run is a Microsoft SQL-Server. It is suggested to run the SQL-Server on multiple...


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