[SATLUG] Virtualization Platform (Proxmox)
jaret at aberlorn.com
Tue Oct 6 17:41:01 CDT 2009
>> I have Proxmox installed to the point where i can sign in as root to
>> point my browser to my IP address ..... I haven't a clue how to do
>> this?? What browser?
Herb, I assume you have two computers in front of you and both are
connected to a router, so that at the very least you can "ping" each of
the computers. Did you get that far? Each computer then has its own
unique ip address. You need to get this far in order to continue....
Assuming yes, then on Computer One, you loaded Proxmox. On Computer Two,
you have Ubuntu-8.04-desktop. When you were installing ProxMox, the
installer asked you for the root password. Do you remember what that
is? This is the password you need to login in order to use the ProxMox
Like Todd suggested, use Firefox from Ubuntu. In the Firefox url bar,
type the ip address of the ProxMox Computer (One). For me, Firefox
connected successfully but showed me a "Security Exception" web page.
Read this web page carefully and choose to Add the security certificate
from ProxMox to Firefox. There are few buttons to push and I don't know
the exact order - but you should be able to follow the directions to add
the security certificate (or I think as Firefox calls it adding a
Security Exception). The reason why Firefox complains on first
connection to ProxMox is because the security certificate is not
verified by a Third Party (like Verisign or GoDaddy) but since you are
not making this computer available to the public, you don't need Third
Party verification. Simply add the security exception in Firefox and
you'll then be taken to the Proxmox login screen. User is "root" and
then type in your password.
>> 1. Do I apt get one of Linux browsers?
Like Todd said, Firefox works great.
>> 2. Which one would you recommend?
>> 3. Would you please pass me the code to enter as 'root' on Proxmox
>> install CLI to get that configuration page shown in the install
>> video 'https://192.168.254.2/' is what gets echoed to the screen.
Maybe you are getting the Firefox security exception? See Above.
>> 4. I also did not know what to use for the domain so I named it
>> Velf-herb.windstream.net (windstream is my DSL IP) Was this correct?
I'm not a net admin but.... Generally you will only make ProxMox
internal to your network (you don't want the public access to your
Virtual Server), then use the domain name of whatever your internal
network is. Velf-herb.windstream.net is probably safest or if your
router or another computer allows for DNS/DHCP you could name it
something else like herb.internalnet.lan.... It depends on the type of
configuration you want and the setup of your internal network. Then if
you want the outside to use your internal webserver running in a Virtual
Machine which runs on top of ProxMox, you use your router to point
external requests to internal services, such as the Virtual Machine's
web site (using ip address and ports).
>> I can launch my browser in Ubuntu-8.04 by opening a terminal and
>> typing 'firefox' but entering firefox in the Proxmox CLI says no such
>> command. being logged in as root I am nervous standing there giving
You don't access the ProxMox from the ProxMox CLI... you access it from
Firefox on your Ubuntu desktop.
Hope that helps.
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