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Proxmox Cookbook by Wasim Ahmed

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Creating a KVM-based virtual machine

Virtual machines are building blocks of a virtual environment. In this recipe, we are going to see how to create a KVM-based virtual machine in a Proxmox cluster.

Getting ready

Upload or download the necessary ISO images or OpenVZ templates, as shown in the preceding recipe. Log in to the Proxmox GUI as the root or any privilege that allows the creation of VMs.

How to do it…

  1. Click on Create VM to open the VM creation dialog box. The dialog is organized by tabbed menus to configure the VM to be created.

    The following table shows the type of information that needs to be completed for the General tab menu:

    Menu

    Type of values

    Description

    General

    Node

    This is the destination node for the VM.

     

    VM ID

    The ...

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