Proxmox VE on Google Cloud Platform


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Dec 26, 2018

I wanted to play around with some Proxmox cluster configurations inside of Google Cloud Platform to test out a future physical build. I was trying to configure a VM instance template with a proxmox bootable disk inside of GCP. GCP allows you to boot from a custom image.

I was able to upload a bootable disc file from a Proxmox-ve_5.3-2.iso loaded onto a virtualbox configured as debian 64-bit. I had the virtual drive saved as .vdmk.

Google cloud platform provides a tool to perform a precheck and conversion from a .vdmk file into a compute engine compatible boot file. The tool ran through the pre-check and all the out comes appeared to be successful. The boot file seemed to successfully upload.

I went to spin up the VM and wasn't able to connect to the VM through the SSH function that compute engine provides.

I didn't progress the installation of Proxmox into the original VM. Is there a point of the installation where i could setup a remote connection to GCPs SSH connection?

Is there a way for me to access a display port from GCP? Would that fix my issue?


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