[SATLUG] Virtualization Platform (Proxmox)

Herb Cee hc at lookcee.com
Tue Oct 6 22:27:39 CDT 2009

jaret wrote:
>>> 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 web-interface.
> 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?
> Firefox works.
>>> 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 '' 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 commands.
> You don't access the ProxMox from the ProxMox CLI... you access it 
> from Firefox on your Ubuntu desktop.
> Hope that helps.
> ~Jaret
yes that helped Jaret, the problem was using Windstream.net  apparently 
that was goofing it up. I went to a name.lan as you suggested and it 
gave me a diff Https and then gave me the security alert.

So I use the proxmox tru my Ubuntu box huh? Or for that matter from any 
client on my LAN. I haven't tried to use it yet and may not till few 
days I have too many chores piled up and guest coming on Thurs but all 
installed and configured.

I will check out one of the templates they offer to play some and then I 
want to setup Win XP and one of the older Wins 95, 98SE or ME plus 
another Linux distro to play with
Thanks Todd & Jaret

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