Proxmox VE Installation Steps

Proxmox is one of the Free platforms to build Server Virtualization, read more on the Proxmox Wiki. This time I will write an article Proxmox VE Installation Steps.

Before we continue, it would be better if we first check the hardware (computer) that we will install Proxmox VE with the requirements below:

Minimum Hardware (Only for test)

CPU: 64bit (Intel EMT64 or AMD64)
Intel VT/AMD-V capable CPU/Mainboard (for KVM Full Virtualization support)
Minimum 1 GB RAM
Hard drives

Recommended Hardware

– Dual or Quad Socket Server (Quad/Six/Hexa Core CPUs´)
– CPU: 64bit (Intel EMT64 or AMD64)
– Intel VT/AMD-V capable CPU/Mainboard (for KVM Full Virtualization support)
– 8 GB RAM is good, more is better (grab as much as possible)
– Hardware RAID with batteries protected write cache (BBU) or flash protection
– Fast hard drives, best results with 15k rpm SAS, Raid10
– Two Gbit NIC (for bonding), additional NIC´s depending on the preferred storage technology and cluster setup
– Fencing hardware (only needed for HA)


Okay, if the Minimum Hardware Requirements are in accordance with your server computer, it is certain that Proxmox can already run, but it is very minimal if it is used for Virtualization. I recommend meeting the Recommended Hardware so that Proxmox is more stable.

Here are the installation steps:
1. Prepare Bootable Proxmox VE.
2. Setting the BIOS of your server computer:

Date and Time
Auto-PowerOn (optional)
enable Intel VT/AMD V,
#Make sure you have set the First Boot order to USB/DVD-ROM.

3. After you set the BIOS correctly, we will enter Proxmox VE Installation, select Install Proxmox VE.

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4. License Agreement, select I Agree.

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5. Target Hard Drive for Proxmox, choose which hard drive you will use as the Proxmox VE system. Next

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6. Location and Time Zone, adjust to your location. Next

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7. In this section, fill in the Administrator Password “root” and E-mail. Fill in the password as you wish, and make sure the email format is correct. Next

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8. Fill in the FQDN according to the format. IP Address, Netmask, Gateway, DNS Server adjust to the configuration on your Router. Next

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9. Process,

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10. Installation was successful, please Reboot.

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You can Remote Proxmox VE via GUI with Browser.

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Hope it is useful.