Proxmox VE

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Proxmox VE is a complete virtualization management solution for servers.

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Proxmox VE review by <span>Alvaro R.</span>
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Great Server Virtualization Panel

What do you like best?

I love this admin panel for virtualization of servers, what makes it special is that open source, is super easy to use to achieve create VPS, cloud. You can have many operating systems available for installation including CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu and Windows if you want to create a Windows machine.

What do you dislike?

Proxmox not dislike at all, I always found it super great to work with this virtualization panel of servers, has a special tool is that you have to connect via SSH to the servers with root access from the same panel. This proxmox panel is very easy to install on any Linux operating system.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend Proxmox for all those people and companies that require a virtualization administration of servers in a complete, simple, friendly and without much hassle for use as an administrator. If your goal is to sell dedicated servers, VPS and Windows virtual machines, this is a super tool for that, remember that you must have a server to install this program with a lot of hard disk resource, RAM and CPU.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With this panel proxmox I have solved many business issues because my company sells dedicated servers, VPS and virtual machines windows, this panel has been wonderful for me to create all these machines and offer them to my clients

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Proxmox VE review by <span>David M.</span>
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Efficient, effective, reliable, researchable

What do you like best?

Clean, clear web interface

Ability to do anything via command line

Can find any solution online, nothing behind paywalls or support contracts

Fast in all areas

Reliable, no crashes, no outages.

Full featured, not crippleware

Regular substantial upgrades

What do you dislike?

Nag screen at login, but hey, they put in a lot of resource, so I don't really mind.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Toss it on a spare server, the install is so next..next..next easy.

Give it a run with some test, development and non-production virtual servers

You'll be impressed with range of features, ease of use, scaleability.

As your skills and confidence with it grow, you'll soon be using it for more important loads.

Runs Windows virtual servers flawlessly, and certainly faster than running Windows bare metal on the same hardware. It caches disk better than Windows, so Windows responds quicker.

We've recently seen another company deploy it on 8 x hp dl380 g9's to carry 2 million mailboxes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Small startup business needed two servers for file & application services.

Business has now grown to 50 people, and the Proxmox server has just kept up. More virtual servers added for specific applications. No slowdowns, performance is still exceptional. It can still easily saturate a 1Gbit network link and not be processor or ram overloaded.

Backups are reliable and easy to rollback.

We've now rolled out Proxmox to branch offices on micro server hardware, carrying the firewall & vpn, local caches, local infrastructure logging and local camera recording servers. Very efficient.

Overall benefits have been exceptional value, outstanding reliability, impressive scaling. The business has been able to depend on it's core servers, and get on with business.

What Server Virtualization solution do you use?

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Proxmox VE review by <span>McCourt C.</span>
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Really Easy KVM and OpenVZ

What do you like best?

I love Proxmox.

Its my stand out Opensource project over the last couple of years.

When I first took an interest it was purely for KVM as an alternative to Hyper-V.

But as I became more familiar with containers and Openvz I was sold as the management tools are awesome.

The web admin is great and links to Turnkey Linux add loads of value.

What do you dislike?

Config is tricky, Networking is a pain and upgrading is a nightmare if not managed properly.

Like a bomb could go off at any minute.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do your research and make sure to properly design your architecture on paper before going live.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have replaced our Hyper-V infrastructure completely and I now run Multiple could instances to handle web hosting and VPS.

Proxmox VE review by <span>Fco. Javier P.</span>
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Using proxmox since v1

What do you like best?

Easy to use and manage many servers.

Clustered setup is quite easy to build.

Two virtualization methods, paravirtualzation (lxc or Openvz) and full virtualization.

Lots of storage methods.

Easy to debug when problems arrive.

Open Software model, free of charge.

Easy to move vps for one server to another, or even from one cluster to another.

What do you dislike?

Immaturity of some features like zfs.

Upgrade at your own risk (unless paid version).

Too expensive, if you want/need to use paid version.

Upgrade from major to major needs to be easier, with no downtime will be better.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try on your own lab before going production. It's really easy to setup, but if you choose a bad combination of file system virtualization method... it will ruin your week.

If you are going to build a cluster, multiple nics is a must, don't even think of it if you don't have at least two networks (internal and external).

Give a try to externa storage, it will be easier to implement proxmox.

Backup system is nice and works great but if you use to recover single files or directories don't use it on qemu machines.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a not so big ISP, we are using Proxmox as part of our virtualization system.

Proxmox VE review by <span>Gianni P.</span>
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A practical, open-source solution for those looking for a quick and stable virtualization solution

What do you like best?

It's open-source nature. Virtualization platforms can range in the thousands- it can also be deployed in a matter of minutes. This is crucial when IT departments are constantly being pressed to quickly deploy assets such as servers. Also, features like a web interface are a plus to avoid client installations that are often cumbersome to carry due to directory policies, deployment strategies, etc.

What do you dislike?

Promox’s control panel requires additional aspects such as historical usage, as opposed to current utilization. In addition, the console applet would improve by showing better definition boot screens along with a VNC activated by default. This would definitely improve user experience.

Recommendations to others considering the product

As with any virtualization product, planning your hardware is crucial. Although Proxmox runs on top of Debian, ensure you understand its limitations and other requirements such as back-end storage.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reduce operating costs. Testing environments (VMs) are always being created as a result of sandboxing and other in-house security practices.

Proxmox VE review by <span>Michael B.</span>
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Easy to use virtualization platform

What do you like best?

It is very easy to get started with Proxmox VE, in with the disc or USB-stick, follow some easy on-screen instructions and you have a virtualization environment that is very useful. If you want to build a cluster of machines you can do that as well at no additional cost, while other free virtualization platforms like VMWare ESXi reserve clustering functionality to paying customers only. Don't take me wrong, if you are building a business on that Proxmox will always be there for you then you should buy a support contract - but you don't *need* to do that.

What do you dislike?

Lack of API support from 3rd party. Proxmox VE isn't Citrix XenServer or VMWare vSphere, meaning that out of the box support from other tools or vendors are limited. Of course there is a well documented API so you can automate all the menial tasks, but there is not so much support from 3rd party products that takes advantage of Proxmox API.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Unless you have a requirement for 3rd party software to control and automate your Proxmox VE I can't recommend it enough. Unfortunately I had such requirements and it would take too much resources from the main objective to add support for Proxmox VE API then to switch to an already supported platform.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was building a lab for malware analysis where free access to the components is a key design requirements because I want make sure that the results can be recreated by anyone on a very limited budget.

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