It's free and it's gud. Perfect for homeservers and bussinesses.
Version: 5.2 Rating: 10 Date: 2018-05-17 Votes: 1
as a EX VMWare administrator i know PROXMOX is on every behalf better than VMWare.
Version: 5.2 Rating: 9 Date: 2018-05-17 Votes: 3
Great hyper visor solution for hobbyist on a budget.
Yes it has its flaws and by no means perfect but brings redundant storage and multi node capability to the masses.
1. Nice usable web interface and fast unlike its other contenders cough cough VMware
2. Low resource usage - for a basic start of virtualisation
3. Live migration - storage on CEPH or NFS or even ZFS
4. OS is debian so easy to get to grips with and stable
6. Regular updates and new features
7. Runs on pretty much any common PC parts - thanks to debian
1. Nagging subscription when logging into the web interface
2. Not all functionality in the web interface - disk partitioning
3. Proxmox ISO is not hybrid so pain to install from a USB, also recovery is unique to proxmox.
4. Resource pool does nothing really, so have to manually or script qm to change cpu limit and memory shares.
Overall a great project and glad it is around, as have tried a few like Ovirt and basic kvm manager which has worst problems and high resource usage.
So thanks to the Proxmox Team!
Version: 5.1 Rating: 6 Date: 2018-01-04 Votes: 2
Tries to wrap KVM into a usable out of the box installation and operations interface. Somewhat manages that. It is basically what ESX + VCenter was around version 4.0, which was around 6-7 years ago.
CEPH requires some serious tuning to get it right. As of 5.1 moving VMs between storage and compute resources is still a two step process and needs to cross on shared storage first.
Overall it fits somewhere in the very small/lab/hobby setup and KVM can be customized by very large ISPs with deep pockets to fit theirs needs, so in between it is kind of lost.
So far has not been stable under load on some very decent hardware (SSDs, 40 cores, 100GB+ of RAM. 10K$ servers X 8). Logless reboots happen (hypervisor level). Questions on forum goes unanswered.
Open source is free if your time is worth nothing. If SLAs are involved, look for other solutions.
I don't own stocks in VMware, Msft or others, they have never even bought me a T-Shirt.
Version: 4.4 Rating: 10 Date: 2017-10-25 Votes: 4
as a VMWARE administrator i wish VMWARE was half as good as Proxmox.
Version: 4.4 Rating: 10 Date: 2017-10-25 Votes: 1
Proxmox is absolutely fantastic. I've been using it for several years now and it is reliable an amazing. Any time I think about getting a server setup, Proxmox is my first thought. It's easy to use and super rock solid. It's very light weight debian. It has the few utilities you need to be a nice core. I love it. What more can I say!?
Version: 5.0 Rating: 10 Date: 2017-10-08 Votes: 4
It is very fine virtualization distribution and I recommend for personal as well as commercial purpose. I expect some features to get added to it which will definitely beat vmware products.
1. hotplug usb.
2. NAT similar to vmware-workstation.
3. able to virtualize macOS/hackintosh.
4. lxd,docker containers via proxmox web-ui.
Version: 4.3 Rating: 8 Date: 2017-06-19 Votes: 4
It's a very good virtualization distribution: I use it in production since version 3.0 and I almost never had a problem. I don't give 10 only because since 4.0 they decided (or not decided: it's a Debian decision) to use systemd and now many personalisations I'm used to do on it are much more complicate to implement.
Anyway, except for systemd I'm a very happy user. I wish to see a Devuan based Proxmox in the future!
Version: 4.3 Rating: 10 Date: 2017-04-02 Votes: 1
I am using proxmox version 4.4.x and its running very smoothly.