Testing proxmox in laptop with Desktop Manager (xfce) is possible?

mrE

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Greetings,

I want to learn/practice more about Proxmox using a laptop (Lenovo) with not a lot of resources:
1 SSD of 240GB, 4 GB RAM

I want to install Proxmox and a light DE like XFCE, so I can work with one or two VMs running (not at same time).
Then I want to practice the backup and restore VMs process and many other tasks needed to learn and practice asap (for my own peace of mind) in Proxmox.

And I wonder if if exists some tutorial & info to accomplish.

Thanks!
 

oguz

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hi,

it should be possible, but you might have problems with the ip address if it's gonna be automatic. i suggest you use a static ip if possible, otherwise you'll probably have to edit the /etc/hosts and similar files everytime your ip changes
 

mrE

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hi,
it should be possible, but you might have problems with the ip address if it's gonna be automatic. i suggest you use a static ip if possible, otherwise you'll probably have to edit the /etc/hosts and similar files everytime your ip changes
Good catch, at work I use a segment as 192.168.22.0/24 but at home I only use the segment of the cable modem 192.168.1.0/24

The laptop have 2 network interfaces (lan and wireless); I'll try to create the* right bridges, so I can go with the laptop to both places.
Thank you
 
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oguz

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you're welcome.

another piece of advice is to stay away from clustering and stick with local storages maybe, makes the whole setup a lot more easier to move around if that's a necessary thing.
 

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