Persistent device names for USB drives containing hypervisor?


New Member
Aug 30, 2023
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Good day everyone, long time listener first time caller....

I am a CS student and recently picked up a great deal for a home lab: I have an intel H2000WP 4 node server with 512GB ram and 8x xeon e4-2600v2 series cpus. I decided to use proxmox as my hypervisor, and installed all instances to identical usb thumb drives.

They are all installed on the same respective usb port for their node, however node by node their block device name is not persistent and I would like them to be for when I start populating the SAS drives for ease of management.

Basically, I would like to make the naming persistent, if UUID X is the usb drive that contains the installed hypervisor, I would prefer it to be always loaded as block device at /dev/sda.

Any suggestions?
I expect that your USB flash drives will break down in a short time because of the many (small) writes of Proxmox. Since it's not a supported setup, you'll have to write your own udev rules to make persistent names/paths for your drives.


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