memory baloon

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    [SOLVED] Proxmox - RAM usage

    How much in theory PVE 8 requires RAM for its own usage? It runs on 1 TB SSD with ZFS. If I remember it correctly, the rule of thumb says: 1TB of storage equals to 1GB of RAM usage for ZFS based system... I have on server with 32 GB of RAM and mentioned above drive installed Proxmox 8 with 3x...
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    [SOLVED] Memory hotplug and ballooning problem 919 MB max memory

    Hi, I have a problem with ubuntu-cloud template in proxmox. When I have enabled hotplug, enabled NUMA, ballooning enabled and Memory and Minimum memory set to same value (i.e. to 8192) always can't have more than 919MB on system. When I try alloc more, then OOMKIller starting qemu-guest-agent...
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    Balloning & swappiness

    Hi, tl;dr: How does swap and swappiness affect ballooning growth? I have a few VMs running Alpine Linux 3.15/3.16/3.17 and have over-provisioned the ram with the Ballooning device ticked. Most of them have the minimum ram set to between 512 and 4096 MB, with the maximum up to 75% of the...
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    RAM memory above 80%

    Hello, server with 32GB of memory and made 16GB available for the VM. But in the web interface it shows the graph with memory above 80%. Can someone explain to me why this is happening?
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    Vm Memory Use and Node Usage Doesn't Match

    Hi, I have deployed a Win10 Vm on a 64 GB Ram node and have allocated it 32 gb. After installing the Balloon Drivers the VM shows correct memory usage but the node summary still shows the incorrect usage , no zfs used and cache/buffer is at 3700k only. I have tried old virtio drivers too . How...
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    High memory usage without any VM's Running

    Hello there! Recent changes: i have recently migrated my boot device on my proxmox server to two Seagate Iron Wolf M.2 SSD's - which are running in a raid1 configuration for failover. After setting up proxmox i started migrating all my VM's to it, thats where i noticed something weird. Proxmox...
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    Memory wrong in dashboard

    Hello, I have multiple servers, debian, centos 7/8 and windows.. in Windows when I enable the Balloon services my dashboard in PVE is correct. only i have "big difference" between the htop memory in the Linux machines and dashboard of PVE. How can i installed the balloon driver etc for Linux...
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    Balooning Setup Questions

    Hey Guys, So i've been reading up on balooning a bit, and I'm a bit confused though. We have Windows servers setup which need to have 120GB RAM but they only use about 40GB currently. So I'd like to clear up this RAM. But I can only find guides for setting up the balooning during install. How...


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