In the final episode of LearnLinuxTV’s Proxmox VE tutorial series, we explore the concept of high availability. This will ensure that our most important virtual machines are always running, even if one of the nodes in our cluster stops responding.
Setting up a Proxmox VE cluster enables you to benefit from multiple servers to share load between, and also gives you access to live migration. In this video, we’ll create our very own cluster and add two additional Proxmox VE servers.
Shared storage enables you to set up a single storage repository, and provide access to that repository from multiple servers. If you eventually set up a Proxmox cluster, then shared storage gives you even more flexibility. In this video, you’ll see the process of setting up NFS shares in a NAS (TrueNAS used as an example) and then adding those shares to Proxmox VE.
Setting up a separate network for your virtual machines is a great idea, especially since that allows you to segregate your management network. In class 13 of LearnLinuxTV’s Proxmox series, we’ll set up a new network and you’ll see how to set up your virtual machines to use it.
LearnLinuxTV’s Proxmox full course aims to get you up to speed with all the finer points of Proxmox Virtual Environment. In video #12, we take a look at the Command-Line interface. The basics of both the qm and pct commands are covered, so by the end of the video you’ll be able to manage your cluster with or without a user interface.