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Proxmox Virtual Environment

• Complete virtualization solution for Proxmox VE is a complete open-source solution for enterprise
production environments virtualization that tightly integrates KVM hypervisor and LXC
• KVM hypervisor containers, software-defned storage and networking functionality
on a single platform. With the central built-in web interface you
• Lightweight Linux containers (LXC)
can easily run VMs and containers, manage software-defned
• Web-based management interface
storage and networking functionality, high-availability clustering,
• Comprehensive management and multiple integrated out-of-the-box tools like backup/restore,
feature-set live migration, replication, and the frewall. Proxmox VE allows to
• Multi-node highly available clusters virtualize even the most demanding Linux and Windows
(HA) application workloads.
• VM templates and clones By combining two virtualization technologies, Proxmox VE is giving
• Live migration maximum fexibility to your virtual IT environment. It includes
strong high-availability (HA) support and thanks to the unique
• Proxmox VE Firewall
multi-master design there is no need for an additional
• Multiple storage types supported management server thus saving resources and allowing high
like Ceph, NFS, ZFS, Gluster, iSCSI,…
availability without single point of failures (SPOF).
• Backup/Restore
• Open-source license GNU AGPL, v3
Enterprises use the powerful yet easy-to-manage solution
Proxmox VE to deploy hyper-converged clusters in their data
center. Multiple authentication sources combined with role based
user and permission management enable full control of your HA
clusters. The REST API enables easy integration of third party
management tools such as custom hosting environments.

The future-proof open source development model of Proxmox VE

guarantees full access to the products source code as well as
maximum fexibility and security.

Proxmox VE Datasheet 1/5

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• Based on proven Linux HA technologies, providing
INDUSTRY-LEADING stable and reliable HA service
ENTERPRISE VIRTUALIZATION • Resource agents for KVM and Linux Containers
• Watchdog based Fencing
• Linux and Windows Servers, 32 and 64 bit
operation systems FENCING
• Support for the latest Intel and AMD server chipsets • Proxmox VE HA Manger uses self fencing provided
for great VM performance by hardware Watchdog or kernel Softdog
• Leading performance relative to bare metal for real- • No simultaneous data access and corruption
world enterprise workloads • Works „out-of-the-box“
• Management layer contains all the capabilities • Proxmox VE HA Simulator included for testing
required to create and manage a virtual
• Licensed under the free, copyleft GNU Afero • No need to install a separate management tool or
General Public License, version 3 (AGPL, V3: any additional management node • Fast search-driven interface, capable of handling
• Designed to ensure cooperation with community thousands of VM´s
• Public code repository (GIT) • Secure HTML5 VNC console, supporting SSL
• Bugtracker • Wizard based creation of virtual servers and
• Public community forum containers
• Free Wiki for documention and HowTo´s • Seamless integration and management of Proxmox
VE 4.x Cluster
RESTFUL WEB API • Subscription management via GUI
• Role based permission management for all objects
• Easy integration for third party management tools
like custom hosting environments (VM´s and CT´s, storages, etc.)
• Support for multiple authentication sources (e.g.
• REST like API (JSON as primary data format, and the
whole API is formally defned using JSON Schema) local, MS ADS, LDAP, ...)
• AJAX technologies for dynamic updates of resources
• Easy and human readable data format (native web
browser format) • Based on Ext JS JavaScript framework.
• Cluster-wide Task and Cluster logs: The GUI shows
• Automatic parameter verifcation (verifcation of
return values) all running tasks from the whole cluster but also the
history and the syslog of each node. This includes
• Automatic generation of API documentation
• Easy way to create command line tools (use the running backup or restore jobs, live-migration or HA
triggered activities
same API)
• Resource Oriented Architecture (ROA) LIVE MIGRATION
• Declarative API defnition using JSON Schema
• Moving QEMU virtual servers from one physical
HIGH AVAILABILITY CLUSTER host to another without any downtime.
• No single point of failure (no SPOF) COMMAND LINE INTERFACE
• Mulit-master cluster (no single master)
• GUI for managing KVM and container HA settings • For advanced users
• pmxcfs—Proxmox VE Cluster File System: database- • Manage all components of your virtual environment
driven fle system for storing confguration fles • CLI with intelligent tab completion and full UNIX
replicated in realtime on all nodes using Corosync man page documentation

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• Local storage, ZFS, LVM with ext3/ext4, and XFS • Proxmox VE supports multiple authentication
• Shared storage such as FC, iSCSI or NFS sources
• Distributed storage such as Ceph RBD or GlusterFS • Linux PAM standard authentication (e.g. 'root' and
• Unlimited number of storage defnitions (cluster- other local users)
wide) • Proxmox VE authentication server (built-in)
• Microsoft Active Directory (MS ADS)
• Bridged networking model
• Each host with up to 4094 bridges ROLE-BASED ADMINISTRATION
• TCP/IP confguration • User- and permission management for all objects
• IPv4 and IPv6 support (VM´s, storages, nodes, etc.)
• VLANs • A role is simply a list of privileges. Proxmox VE
• Open vSwitch comes with a number of predefned roles which
satisfes most needs. The whole set of predefned
BACKUP AND RESTORE roles can be seen on the GUI.
• Full backups of containers and VMs • Permissions are the way to control access to
• Live Snapshot Backups objects. In technical terms they are simply a triple
• Multiple schedules and backup storages containing <path,user,role>. This concept is also
• GUI integrations, but also via CLI known as access control lists. Each permission
• "Backup Now" and restore via GUI specifes a subject (user or group) and a role (set of
• All jobs from all nodes can be monitored via the GUI privileges) on a specifc path.
tab “Tasks”
PROXMOX VE FIREWALL • Deploying virtual machines from templates is
• Linux-based netflter technology. Stateful frewall. blazing fast, very comfortable and if you use linked
Provides high bandwith. clones you can optimize your storage by using base
• Distributed: Main confguration in Proxmox VE images and thin-provisioning.
cluster fle system, iptable rules stored in nodes. • Linked and Full Clones
• Supports IPv4 and IPv6
• Cluster-wide settings TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION
• 3 levels of confguration (datacenter, host, VM/CT) • For high security
• Completely customizable allowing complex • 2 types: Time-based One Time Passwords and
confgurations via GUI or CLI YubiKey
• Quick setup with predefned macros

„Exactly what we needed: High availability features, ease of use

and proper integration of a shared storage technology (Ceph)
without the need to set up separate storage systems.“
Martin Gollowitzer,
Voluntary System Administrator at FSFE

Proxmox VE Datasheet 3/5

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Proxmox VE Subscriptions is a service program designed to help IT professionals
and businesses to keep their Proxmox VE deployments stable, secure and up-to-
date. A Proxmox VE Subscription enables exclusive access to the enterprise
repository, to updates and to immediate professional support services for your
virtualization server deployments.



Access to stable Enterprise-

Repository and regular Yes Yes Yes Yes

Complete feature-set Yes Yes Yes Yes

via Customer via Customer via Customer Community

Technical support
Portal Portal Portal support

Support tickets included Unlimited 10 per year 3 per year None *

Response time 1 business day 1 business day 1 business day n/a

Remote support (via SSH) Yes Yes No No

€ 796 € 398 € 249.90 € 74.90
per year & CPU per year & CPU per year & CPU per year & CPU
* Support from community via public forum

Subscriptions are licensed per physical server and per CPU-socket. Subscription period is one year from
purchase date. All prices are net prices. VAT will be added, if applicable.

„We defnitely can recommend Proxmox VE for its

simplicity, its robustness and reliability, its price and
the good support (if we have a problem, immediate
action is taken).“
Frank Ihringer, CEO, Serwise AG

Proxmox VE Datasheet 4/5

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Code repository:
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