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    Proxmox server on Macbook Mini

    Hi, I have an offer to buy a Macbook Mini 2018 A1993 32GB RAM 256GB/512GB i7 6 cores for $400 for my first home lab server. I want to learn virtualization, try to install Zabbix, Gitlab runner module, some basic Linux/Sys Admin tools. Is it worth it or not? Thank you for all your advises
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    Advice on Server Purchase and implementation of system

    Hello and thanks for your advice. I'd like to say I have an extensive expertise as a linux sysadmin, some, not much, in QEMU/KVM virtualization (with home/soho hardware only), but this is the first time I'm planning to use Proxmox (I've already done an install just to get familiar with the...
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    Location of storage space for ceph daemons

    Hello, I am currently planning a small cluster with proxmox+ceph. We have 7 identical servers that have 2x3.2TB SAS drives for data, and 2x64GB SSD SATA dedicated boot drives for proxmox. Reading the ceph documentation (https://docs.ceph.com/en/latest/start/hardware-recommendations/), I see...
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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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    [SOLVED] AMD Motherboard help

    Hi, in my old thread I got help and realized I need a different motherboard, and I'm making a new thread as I was going off-topic there. I need help with choosing a motherboard for use with proxmox basically, my CPU is a Ryzen 5 3600, got an m-ATX case, but I'll be returning it as well and...
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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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    Hardware recommendation

    Want to build a ProxMox server purely for development and proof of concept work. We will run few Windows and Linux VMs, maybe maximum 10 in parallel. But the VMs all won't be running many intensive apps/servers. Various developers will remote into the VMs running in it and deploy code, test...
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    Lab - Hardware Requirements

    I figured its always best to start with what are my current goals or ideas that should lead the discussion for specific items. I think my use case is pretty basic (hoping) and look forward to any feedback. It's pretty easy to overshoot the types of equipment or tech needed, and while I don't...
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    Storage recommendations for home workload?

    Hi, I'm planning on building a new Proxmox server for my home environment (hosting a NAS, K8s, websites, Minecraft, DBs, home networking, etc.). Regarding VM/CT/NAS storage, I'm not too sure how I should go about it. I was thinking either: 2x 1TB NVME SSDs (ZFS mirror) used as the boot volume...
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    Dell Server Hardware Advice

    Hello Everyone - We currently have a 4-node cluster running on Del R820s, each with 4 x E5-4650 2.7Ghz CPU, 256GB RAM, 10GB NICs, and mirrored SSD drives for VM/CT and NFS for other storage. We run Cisco Nexus 10G switching as our backend corosync separately from our 10G frontend. These...
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    3 GPUs Proxmox workstation

    Hi everyone, I'm writing here for the first time, so hopefully this is the right section where to ask. I'd like to build a Proxmox workstation to host mainly 3 VMs: MacOS (my main operating system, I use it for browsing, email, coding, etc) Linux (also for work, same as above) Windows (for...
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    Gaming / Office Server

    Hallo liebes Forum, Ich beschäftige mich jetzt seid ca. 1 Jahr mit Proxmox, bin also noch nicht so lange dabei, habe allerdings jetzt schon einiges gemacht, ich brauche nun eure Meinung und Hilfe zu meiner Idee. Der Anspruch: Ich habe vor meinen Gaming- / Office PC zu erneuern, außerdem hätte...
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    Help with Choosing Hardware

    Hi Everyone, I am currently wanting to build a mini home lab server using Proxmox and I am needing some help as I am fairly New to proxmox. The Current specs I am thinking of using are the following: Specs CPU: Ryzen 5 2600x (No integrated graphics) Ram: 16GB DDR4 Motherboard: ASUS B350 F...
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    Need help with some initial setup decisions

    TLDR; novice needs help with a setup for a charity hospital in rural Africa Greetings, So a bit of a primer: I'm a surgeon, not an IT professional. Unfortunately, I'm also one of the most technically capable individuals at my hospital in rural Burundi. There is a national push toward...


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