Proxmox installation on debian jessie

1. Add proxmox ve repository

echo "deb jessie pve-no-subscription" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pve-install-repo.list

2. Add proxmox key

wget -O- "" | apt-key add -

3. Update system

apt update && apt dist-upgrade

4. Install proxmox-ve

apt-get install proxmox-ve ssh postfix ksm-control-daemon open-iscsi systemd-sysv

5. Connect to the proxmox admin web interface



Proxmox backup and restore

To backup a vm and restore in a remote proxmox

1. How to backup

vzdump <vm id>

The backup will be created in /var/lib/vz/dump/ folder.

Note: qm list – will list the VM’s in that proxmox server

2. Restore in remote proxmox

Copy (scp) the backup .vma file to the remote server folder /var/lib/vz/images/.

cd /var/lib/vz/images/

qmrestore <backup-file> <vm-id>  –storage <storage-name>

eg: qmrestore backup-vm.vma 100 –storage datastore1

VMware vcenter 5.5 – single sing on and Active directory Integration

How to add a user/group in ActiveDirectoy to VMware Single Sign on1. Login to VMware vsphere web client
and go to vcenter servers and select the respective vcenter server and go to that page

2. Go to Manage >> Permissions >> Click “+” to add new user or group

3. Click “Add” button to select the users/groups

4.  Select the “domain” and using the search tab search for the user/group.
Once selected click “ok” to add.

5. Once completed, you can login to the vcenter using the added AD user.

Note : Assumption is that the server hostname is created and added under the same AD.