Proxmox VE Review

An excellent choice for budget sensitive operations.


What is our primary use case?

We currently have more than 160 virtual machines and LXC containers on Proxmox in an all Linux production environment.  

How has it helped my organization?

Get the community level if you are on a budget --- keep your software updated to the latest releases.

What is most valuable?

Live migration. It is easier to balance loads across hypervisors if a given container or virtual machine uses more resources than its peers.

What needs improvement?

IMPORTANT - use separate physical network for Corosync/Heartbeat functions. This is obscure in the documentation - but you'll find it.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Heartbeat was overwhelmed due to all hypervisors running a single NIC - nodes started to fence themselves when load was high.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Use best practices for network segregation - management / heartbeat / live migration / Ethernet-based storage should be on different networks (VLANs).

How is customer service and technical support?

N/A.

How was the initial setup?

Very straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

In-House.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The cost is excellent. An excellent choice for budget sensitive operations.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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