Proxmox VE 3

After the installation the Proxmox webinterface is available at the following URL: https://ip-of-your-server:8006


Proxmox VE is a solution to manage virtual server, therefore you need to have failover IPs available

The bridge mode is the preferred connection method, you have to activate the virtual MAC addresses for your failover IPs.

adresses mac virtuelles

Add templates

The basic installation does not include templates. To add some into your server connect to it with ssh, and upload the Proxmox applicances in the directory : /var/lib/vz/template/cache

If you want to create your VM by yourself from an ISO, you need to upload it in: /var/lib/vz/template/iso

Virtual machines configuration

Create a container

Click on the “create CT” button in the right corner on top of the page.

Select the template you need :

Give the ressources to the virtual machine :

Select bridged mode :

Leave the DNS form empty so the Host DNS configuration will be used :

Clic on “finish” to confirm the creation of your virtual machine :

Now select your virtual machine and clic on the Network tab and then Edit :

Fill the form “MAC address” with the virtual mac address corresponding to the IP failover you want to use with this machine.

Now you can start your virtual machine with the “start” button.

There are two ways to configure your virtual machines :

  • VNC console
  • Use the command *vzctl enter 100* from the host, 100 is the ID of the virtual machine to configure.

Network configuration

You can find all information about the configuration of a failover IP on a virtual machine in our dedicated documentation.

Configuration with VENET (OpenVZ)

The configuration in VENET mode can only be easier.

First step: you have to edit the file /etc/vz/vz.conf as following (In SSH, directly on your Proxmox host) :


You have to replace “detect” with “eth0”.
Restart your server.

Launch the creation of a CT (ConTainer - OpenVZ) now, then, during the configuration of the network, keep it in “VENET” mode (by default) and enter your failover IP:

Careful, with this configuration it is required that your failover IP DOES NOT HAVE a virtual MAC

Finish now the creation of the container.
The VM should now be fully accessible.