I had a VM using RAW storage format on a ZFS storage object. I needed to delete the RAW hard drive files but couldn’t find them and the “remove” button was greyed out. One post mentioned using “qm rescan” which then allowed the poster to use the remove button but that didn’t work for me. After some research I found out that virtual drives on ZFS storage aren’t actually files but are “ZVOL”s. After a bit more research I came across the solution below to remove these drives manually. (more…)

I have a limited number of IPv4 addresses available to me on my servers. So I am really frugal with how I assign them.

Whenever possible, my preference is to use NAT off of the main Proxmox IP. However I struggled to get this setup while also using the built-in Proxmox firewall that comes in version 4.0. Having an enabled firewall is an absolute requirement for me.

In this article I have documented the final working solution. (more…)

One of the things I like having is a remote system I can access and work on from anywhere. In the past this has meant using either a dedicated server (expensive) or VPS (which is just a VM… too slow).

With Proxmox, I figured I had the option of using a container, which would mean very good performance and not having to dedicate a whole server. However none of the container templates that I could find came with a desktop or VNC out of the box. After much tinkering with different options, I think I finally have found the best solution for getting a running headless VNC server in a Linux container. (more…)