[SATLUG] Virtualization Platform (Proxmox)
hc at lookcee.com
Wed Oct 7 12:53:32 CDT 2009
Herb Cee wrote:
> 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
>> 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 '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 commands.
>> You don't access the ProxMox from the ProxMox CLI... you access it
>> from Firefox on your Ubuntu desktop.
>> Hope that helps.
> 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
> 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
Hmmmm I have been reading the Proxmox pages but I don't find a clue what
to do after I DL a Template to my install I don't see a way to do
anything from my web admin page.
I have DLed both Wordpress and Joomla and I see the two .gz files but ...
1. How do I enter the install command? I think normal would be from a
terminal .. "tar xvzf debian-5.0-wordpress_2.7-1_i386.tar.gz" ...
then cd into the folder and
Type|* /"./configure" (Enter)/*|
Type /|*"make" (Enter) *|/||Then /|*"make install" (Enter)*|/
Then /|*"make clean" (Enter)*|/
Then /|*"exit" (Enter)
2. Is this perhaps done from the command line on the box where Proxmox
This is a frustrating thing with Linux and me because although I have no
trouble using Linux for all my work except some programs i like that run
in MSWin but trying to do something new is a bitch. I can follow
directions but where do I find those carefully hidden gems?
It's been raining this morning so thought i would check out wordpress...
Perhaps this is a bad one to try to learn with so can you give me a run
down on getting any one of the templates to work?
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