1. DIY HOME SERVER - PROXMOX Installation
I choose to install Proxmox in ZFS Raid 1 mirror on the 2 Crucial MX500 500 GB SATA SSD drives connected directly to the SUPERMICRO X10SRi-F motherboard. I did not want to occupy the whole drives but only use a 64 GB partition. The rest of the SSD drives will be used to run the VMs.
2. DIY HOME SERVER - PROXMOX Log in
3. DIY HOME SERVER - PROXMOX Prepare upgrades
nano sources.list and hit Enter.
Remove all content by pressing CTRL + K to delete each line.
Paste into the editor :
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian buster main contrib
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian buster-updates main contrib
# PVE pve-no-subscription repository provided by proxmox.com,
# NOT recommended for production use
deb http://download.proxmox.com/debian/pve buster pve-no-subscription
# security updates
deb http://security.debian.org buster/updates main contrib
Then press CTRL + O to save. Confirm.
Then press CTRL + X to exit.
4. DIY HOME SERVER - PROXMOX Configuration
a. Enabling applying network configuration without reboot
Log in to Proxmox and browse to your PVE. Then select Shell.
Enther the command :
apt install ifupdown2 -y
b. Activating network interfaces
In case your motherboard has multiple NICs, not all network interfaces will be activated by default. The primary network interface, the one specified during installation, will of course be activated. All other NICs will stay deactivated in case the do’nt recieve an IP address during boot time.
Log in to Proxmox and browse to your PVE. Then select System → Network and double-click a deactivated network device. Enter an valid IP address and click the Autostart option. Then click OK. Do the same for all other deactivated NICs. Then click the Apply Configuration button.
5. DIY HOME SERVER - PROXMOX Boot problem
6. DIY HOME SERVER - PROXMOX PCIe Pass-through
PCI passthrough allows you to use a physical PCI device (hba controller, graphics card, network card) inside a VM (KVM virtualization only).
If you “PCI passthrough” a device, the device is not available to the host anymore.
Follow the Proxmox Wiki on PCI Pass-through to configure your system.