Proxmox VE Reviews

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January 30, 2019
Jean Franco | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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
Chris Thibeau | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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February 12, 2016
Eric Renfro | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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.
They are fast, understanding, very intelligent, know their product very well, fast, responsive, and concise. Need I say more?
Yes - I upgraded from Proxmox VE 3.x to 4.x, which involved a full host update from Debian 7 to Debian 8 as well. The documentation provided for doing the update process was very well done, and the actual process of doing the update was very painless. Beyond the basic scope of Debian itself and how it handles updates, there was no issues at all from Debian or Proxmox VE on dedicated Proxmox VE systems.
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Virtual machine automated provisioning (3)
Management console (3)
Live virtual machine backup (3)
Live virtual machine migration (3)
Hypervisor-level security (3)

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Proxmox VE is an open source server virtualization program.
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