Manual RAID Setup in Debian 12

Published on February 5, 2024 at 4:25 pm by LEW


In this article I will be setting up a RAID array in Debian from the terminal. This has been a request I have received on multiple occasions. So I have bumped it up on my project list. (more…)

Proxmox Storage

Published on February 2, 2024 at 3:50 am by LEW


Proxmox is the proverbial onion metaphor. And to get a handle on how storage works, we need to peel back a few layers. We should expect some layered complexity in the storage model, after all we are dealing with requirements for both the host (main) application and all the guest application (Virtual machines and Containers) running under the host. Additionally the varying partition structures, drive arrays,  and file systems will also increase the complexity of the system. (more…)

Proxmox: Groups, Users, and Permissions

Published on January 31, 2024 at 7:08 pm by LEW


When dealing with users in Proxmox there are a few items to be aware of that could be considered, at least in my opinion,  somewhat non standard. The first is the concept of Realms. And no, this has noting to do with fantasy gaming. We can consider Realms to be various methods of authenticating and validating user. We will need to first understand this concept before moving forward with user creation. (more…)

ProxMox Needed or Not?

Published on January 29, 2024 at 9:20 pm by LEW


I have been worked with Proxmox for the past couple of weeks, and with libvert, directly and indirectly, for several weeks before that. And I now find myself asking this question. Are Virtual Machines (VM) and/or Containers really necessary? Because in many cases I am not seeing either an advantage or a need. And frankly, in some cases they are a hindrance and/or a liability. (more…)

ProxMox Download and Install

Published on January 27, 2024 at 10:49 pm by LEW


Getting right into it, there are basically two ways to ways to install Proxmox; from easy the Proxmox install ISO, to the slightly more complicated installing Proxmox on top of an existing Debian Linux. In this series we will focus on the first option. (more…)