After beating my head against the wall over the course of many hours I have finally figured out how to get Proxmox working quite well on my cheap KimSufi server… with IPv6.

The goal of this article is to document (with varying levels of detail) how to go from a fresh KimSufi, OVH, or SoYouStart server to a running standalone Proxmox node with both IPv6 public networking as well as an internal VM/Container network.

Before we get going, (more…)

So I wanted to start playing around with Docker and LXC containers and all kinds of other fun stuff on one of my cheap Kimsufi dedicated servers. I immediately ran into a problem though, Kimsufi (and parent company OVH, and probably sister company SoYouStart) use a modified Ubuntu Kernel. Why do they do this?

In short: optimization, speed, compatibility, control, etc. You can read a bit more about it here if you care to:
http://blog.infertux.com/2012/11/05/how-to-install-a-vanilla-debian-on-a-kimsufi/

That’s fine for 90% of what most people do, not so much for virtualization and quasi-virtualization type stuff like Docker and LXC containers.

I ran into a problem on the first step when I went to install the kernel extras package. It looked something like this: (more…)