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Proxmox VE is an open source server virtualization program.https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/5N/GT/I8KT2VAHD7NT.pngGreat Virtualization PlatformProxmox is used by the IT department providing all the services they require, by virtualizing dozens of machines from test environments to real operations. Proxmox allows us to easily test, move and implement real services, allowing us to run Linux Servers, Windows Servers, and even others on a single server.,Provides an easy to use management interface Works with Ceph, a distributed storage natively Virtualizing different platforms,Provisioning of resources from local hosting server to virtual server, such as allocation of PCI cards, Graphics and others Native support for other storage services, including some of the important ones on the market today Separate interface for automatic provisioning, allowing host providers to offer free trials Integrated CRM software for Service Providers,10,It's a great solution allowing you to use all the server's resources on a single platform, saving energy, network resources and trouble of not having access to a troubled system. The ROI is immediate! Very secure system, allowing you to run your firewall directly on this system. Again immediate ROI.,Citrix Hypervisor (formerly XenServer), VMware ESXi, VMware vCenter Server and Ubuntu OpenStack,Magento Open Source, Apache Solr, Sophos UTMProxmox VE 5.3I required a virtualization environment that was free, easy to set up, was able to cluster, and worked on existing hardware. After trying several other solutions, I decided on Proxmox VE. It is currently being used in a Lab environment to build test servers for training and application development before going into production.,100% free. Unlike other products, Proxmox is completely free. Supports both UEFI and BIOS virtualization. Supports Windows, Linux, and containers host VMs.,Several options are available for storage. CephFS, the clustered built-in network storage, needs to be installed via the console or ssh. Other options like iSCSI do not support host migration.,9,Proxmox has allowed us to provide completely free training and an application development environment by reusing desktop hardware.,Proxmox VE, when you want to be in control of your virtual molding needs!Proxmox VE has been used to set up, deploy, and manage our QA, development, and production environments to offer high availability, snapshot backup capability, and scalability to allow migration from server to server. Proxmox VE's versatile use of storage options makes it ideal for just about any environment, with the ability to mix and match as needed. For example, using iSCSI for one instance while using Ceph for another. Development can utilize the iSCSI, for some level of speed but reduced redundancy, while Ceph could be used for production for high redundancy and high speed utilization. I've consulted for various companies and helped them set up and deploy custom Proxmox VE environments for a number of industries. From travel/entertainment, to housing/realtors, and even retail. To this day, they still continue to use Proxmox VE, and love it's power and versatility just like I still do. I continue to use the Proxmox VE server for my home cluster running numerous services, utilizing NFS, GlusterFS, Ceph, and local storage options it provides, with live migration from system to system.,Versatility. The ability to utilize more than one type of storage for each instance. Stability. Proxmox VE is the most stable hypervisor management solution I have seen to date. It just keeps going and going and going. Speed. Utilizing Linux KVM and OpenVZ, you get the fastest and more capable virtual machines on the market today. And Proxmox VE's interface is always instantly loaded when you need it. Reliability. Using standard tools, including Red Hat Cluster Suite, and providing command-line tools as well, this makes maintaining and using Proxmox VE more reliable and manageable to quickly get things back in running order when things do happen to stop.,OpenVZ is nice, but upstream it's suffering with the ability to keep up with Linux, while LXC, Linux's own container system, could be utilized. RHCS with Pacemaker. When Proxmox VE started, they utilized the original RHCS cluster stack with rgmanager for the resource group management. Since then, RHCS has expanded and brought in Pacemaker to handle the same aspects rgmanager did, but in different and often better more flexible ways.,10,Faster QA and development deployments, the ability to launch instances, do what needs to be done, and destroy as needed, even automatically through API calls. Stability and uptime provided through the use of Proxmox VE has enabled services to stay available longer through high availability clustering, live migration, and just very good software. Growth capability with Proxmox VE allowed growing businesses to start small, and grow as time and revenue flowed allowing for further capacity and functionality without having to do much more than add additional hardware.,VMware ESXi,Kernel-based Virtual Machine, XenServer,10,5,QA: Being able to have exact snapshots of instances to test against to verify everything in a test scenario. Development: Being able to have environments specifically designed, and re-deployable for purposes of development. Production: High availability options to keep systems up, available, and responding to customer-facing services.,Downsizing hundreds of physical servers to a smaller number of virtual machine appliances that can auto-scale up as needed and easily grown. Spinning up temporary appliances to test provisioning and destroy when done, used for testing integrations and specific software for future changes.,Integrating Jenkins into Proxmox VE to fully integration test full new builds under Continuous Integration, for both development and administration. Building monitoring solutions to utilize Proxmox VE API to monitor metrics and report issues, and provide scaling forecasts.,10,Yes,Price Product Features Product Usability Prior Experience with the Product,I would try everything out there with ample time and opportunity to fully evaluate the overall product in testing environments that can be stressed as much as possible to give reliable determined results. Afterwards, determining operational costs to use the top 3 products would be used to determine what would be the most cost effective solution amongst them to know what will actually help profit on our side of things, and not cost more than operating costs resulting in a specific product selection.,Implemented in-house,No,Change management was minimal,No issues were encountered during the implementation.,10,Self-taught,It was easier than any product I have ever used overall. Proxmox built this in a way that is easy, well thought out, and very thorough without being overly complicated or super advanced. Can you do the advanced things with it as well? Absolutely! When I first started using Proxmox VE several years ago, setting up the high availability clustering was a bit of a hands-on experience, today that's literally fully automated and easily set up in the web interface. I've used quite a few platforms similar to what Proxmox VE provides and none can compare in just how powerful yet easy Proxmox VE is, and backed entirely by Linux, KVM and LXC, nothing else really matters.,Yes,10,Yes,I had a problem with IPv6 support in Proxmox VE, and as said before, it was a bug that was ultimately reported and communicated on. This problem was not entirely show-stopping but it was important for me to have functional in the long run. Proxmox support teams worked with me to get this problem solved as quickly as possible to the point I was very surprised. Some work-arounds were suggested and they kind of worked, but in the end Proxmox provided updates to the software to fix the root cause resulting in my successful utilization of IPv6 with firewalls fully enabled to keep my environment more secure.,Managing and setting up local and remote disk storage devices. Starting and stopping virtual instances or containers. Defining complex features easily, such as high availability, memory scaling, CPU and Network clocks given, etc.,The API is a bit cumbersome still, because there are not many clients out there that provide a common useful lead scope into it, but the API is fully there regardless. It would be helpful if Proxmox VE could provide some core concepts in various languages to help feed this some.,Yes,10,10,9,10,Yes,Removing OpenVZ to provide LXC instead. systemd provided on the Proxmox VE Debian operating system allows the system to boot up and be ready much faster.,The new High Availability support, easier to use and easier to configure overall as compared to the RHCS rgmanager formerly used. LXC containers for faster more well supported containers.,Yes,NoUnspecified
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Proxmox is used by the IT department providing all the services they require, by virtualizing dozens of machines from test environments to real operations. Proxmox allows us to easily test, move and implement real services, allowing us to run Linux Servers, Windows Servers, and even others on a single server.
  • Provides an easy to use management interface
  • Works with Ceph, a distributed storage natively
  • Virtualizing different platforms
  • Provisioning of resources from local hosting server to virtual server, such as allocation of PCI cards, Graphics and others
  • Native support for other storage services, including some of the important ones on the market today
  • Separate interface for automatic provisioning, allowing host providers to offer free trials
  • Integrated CRM software for Service Providers
A great virtualization platform with a very nice cluster technology, allowing you to manage all your resources in a single interface without the need to install an application or run a particular operating system. It's not appropriate if you need to handle a large amount of servers, there's a limit of 32 nodes.
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January 29, 2019

Proxmox VE 5.3

Score 9 out of 10
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I required a virtualization environment that was free, easy to set up, was able to cluster, and worked on existing hardware. After trying several other solutions, I decided on Proxmox VE. It is currently being used in a Lab environment to build test servers for training and application development before going into production.
  • 100% free. Unlike other products, Proxmox is completely free.
  • Supports both UEFI and BIOS virtualization.
  • Supports Windows, Linux, and containers host VMs.
  • Several options are available for storage. CephFS, the clustered built-in network storage, needs to be installed via the console or ssh. Other options like iSCSI do not support host migration.
Proxmox VE is a great solution, it runs on old desktops and is perfect for setting up a lab and training. There is free support from online forums and articles. I have been running ProxMox VE on three HP Workstations with 32GB ram.
The best features I find are:
- Templates which allow you to install and configure a VM, then re-deploy based on the template. This feature makes it quick and easy to deploy VM's.
- Hardware Options, RAM can be configured to a Min & Max value, so will not use 100% if not needed.
- Free Cluster, and the easy live migration of VM's from one server to another server.

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Score 10 out of 10
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Proxmox VE has been used to set up, deploy, and manage our QA, development, and production environments to offer high availability, snapshot backup capability, and scalability to allow migration from server to server. Proxmox VE's versatile use of storage options makes it ideal for just about any environment, with the ability to mix and match as needed. For example, using iSCSI for one instance while using Ceph for another. Development can utilize the iSCSI, for some level of speed but reduced redundancy, while Ceph could be used for production for high redundancy and high speed utilization.

I've consulted for various companies and helped them set up and deploy custom Proxmox VE environments for a number of industries. From travel/entertainment, to housing/realtors, and even retail. To this day, they still continue to use Proxmox VE, and love it's power and versatility just like I still do. I continue to use the Proxmox VE server for my home cluster running numerous services, utilizing NFS, GlusterFS, Ceph, and local storage options it provides, with live migration from system to system.
  • Versatility. The ability to utilize more than one type of storage for each instance.
  • Stability. Proxmox VE is the most stable hypervisor management solution I have seen to date. It just keeps going and going and going.
  • Speed. Utilizing Linux KVM and OpenVZ, you get the fastest and more capable virtual machines on the market today. And Proxmox VE's interface is always instantly loaded when you need it.
  • Reliability. Using standard tools, including Red Hat Cluster Suite, and providing command-line tools as well, this makes maintaining and using Proxmox VE more reliable and manageable to quickly get things back in running order when things do happen to stop.
  • OpenVZ is nice, but upstream it's suffering with the ability to keep up with Linux, while LXC, Linux's own container system, could be utilized.
  • RHCS with Pacemaker. When Proxmox VE started, they utilized the original RHCS cluster stack with rgmanager for the resource group management. Since then, RHCS has expanded and brought in Pacemaker to handle the same aspects rgmanager did, but in different and often better more flexible ways.
Versatility and flexibility is Proxmox VEs' greatest strong points. Allowing infinite design capability, you can build infrastructures of various work loads, purposes, and goals and not be restricted by how you do it, or what differences may need to exist between the various infrastructure points. Proxmox VE allows you to design how you need to every time.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Virtual machine automated provisioning (3)
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Management console (3)
10.0
Live virtual machine backup (3)
10.0
Live virtual machine migration (3)
10.0
Hypervisor-level security (3)
9.5

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