Mail gateway and pve-kernel


New Member
May 17, 2022
I'm trying to use PMG on outscale datacenter. It use cloud-init and need no change to kernel.

During setup process (via apt-get process, because can't use ISO) , kernel-pve was installed.

If it is installed, the vm doesn't start. If removed, the vm start.

so; is PVE kernel necessary for working ?

All process seems to be up, but when i go to admin page ( https://url:8006) : no response, and it is not a FW issue.
Which log can i look for ?
Thanks a lot !

Stoiko Ivanov

Proxmox Staff Member
Staff member
May 2, 2018
so; is PVE kernel necessary for working ?
no not really (unless you want to use ZFS or ..any other of the features of a rather new kernel) - it's just, that we only support it (in the sense that if there's a bug in the kernel we can do something about it more directly, and that we test with the pve-kernel here) - so if you run into kernel issues with another kernel - it could be that you won't get support from our enterprise support (of course only for kernel issues)

in any case - you could try using the `proxmox-mailgateway-container` meta package, as this should not pull in the pve-kernel

Which log can i look for ?
the journal in general - and especially for messages from `pmgproxy`

I hope this helps!


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