Maybe a crazy idea

TErxleben

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How about being able to use a VM directly on a PVE host. Similar to e.g. on Ventoy boot sticks.
 
How about being able to use a VM directly on a PVE host. Similar to e.g. on Ventoy boot sticks.
You need to explain some more.. VMs run on PVE host (Hypervisor).. I already ran a VM and booted a AIOBoot or Ventoy ISO and then booted different VHDs..
 
Boot a VM without an additional host. Boot it directly on the PVE host. Thats my idea.
 
Boot a VM without an additional host. Boot it directly on the PVE host. Thats my idea.
You cannot boot a VM but you can boot a VHD File! Setup a VM with Hyper-V, prepare a fast usb drive (e.g. nvme stick) with Ventoy and copy Ventoy VHD Plugin and the VHD to the USB Drive.. Then you can boot it on every PC in the world both UEFI and Legacy Boot.. Tried a single Windows VHD with around 20 PCs and Notebooks and it booted on all of them but I ran into problems updating this Windows installation..
 
My suggestion is to boot like from ventoy. Why is it not possible, to boot a PVE-VM on a PVE-host directly like that?
Shortly use a PVE-host as client.
 
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At least I do not understand what you really want to do here, please try to explain your use case more detailed.
 
At least I do not understand what you really want to do here, please try to explain your use case more detailed.
Ok. After starting a PVE-host i'm able to login in to the console.
So far so good.
Whats about the assumed command "show 100"?
To use VM 100 on the actually PVE-host instead of an additional client?
 
Just start the VM. If you want to access the VM console, you need a desktop environment on your Proxmox VE host.

E.g. https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Developer_Workstations_with_Proxmox_VE_and_X11
It sounds like he want something like looking glass....

Or to passthrough his gpu with an attached monitor (+keyboard +mouse) to an vm...
Or better said, like hotplug between multiple VM's:)

Like he runs multiple VM's and want to switch directly between them natively (like the gpu+monitor magically connects to the VM he wants)

However that's impossible anyway, i wouldn't bother spending time here :)
 
Just start the VM. If you want to access the VM console, you need a desktop environment on your Proxmox VE host.

E.g. https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Developer_Workstations_with_Proxmox_VE_and_X11
I think your approach - reliability first - is also excellent! What isn't there can't drag the stability down into the basement either.

Tinkering with a complete DE on the PVE host is possible, but certainly the worst solution.

However, an integrated solution is technically feasible.

It's just an idea.
 
It sounds like he want something like looking glass....

Or to passthrough his gpu with an attached monitor (+keyboard +mouse) to an vm...
Or better said, like hotplug between multiple VM's:)

Like he runs multiple VM's and want to switch directly between them natively (like the gpu+monitor magically connects to the VM he wants)

However that's impossible anyway, i wouldn't bother spending time here :)
CALM DOWN!
 
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I think I understand what you are looking for, I define:
1) a standard pve installation
2) the possibility of managing the network (wifi and wired) via a basic interface on pve
3) possibility of having a viewer (with sound) on this basic interface which allows you to switch between vms
4) passthrough possibility (eg: GPU or better vGPU, see Nvidia GRID)
5) in fact it's like being local

I tried to approach it and ran into a wall. I have a laptop and wanted to do just that, but right now it's not possible.

The least bad solution I found is to add the LMDE interface to PVE and then have different vms. with use of Moonlight and I am looking at the side of sunshine.

That's my contribution.
PS: TUTO PVE/LMDE
 

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