Posts tagged pveam

proxmox and lxc containers

posted on 2017-04-28 20:48

Here is the bare minimum when working with the shell to create containers, at least thats the intention of this post.

check storage, where to save it

pvesm help  ## show help
pvesm help <command>  ## show help for specific <command>
pvesm status  ## show storages and free space
pvesm list <storage>  ## show current contents

handle image(s) from which to create containers

pveam help  ## show help
pveam help <command>  ## show help for specific <command>
pveam update  ## update template list
pveam available  ## show downloadable images
pveam available -section system  ## you will want this for blank os containers without applications
pveam download <image>  ## get <image>
pveam list <storage>  ## show templates on <storage>
pveam remove <image>  ## delete

provisioning containers

pct help  ## show help
pct help <command>  ## show help for specific <command>
pct list  ## show existing containers on current HV, other HVs' ones will not be shown
pveam list <storage> ## show available image templates

pct create ... ## don't do this, use the gui. seriously.
pct list  ## get ids
pct destroy <cid>  ## delete container by <id>

pct config <cid>  ## get current config for <containerid>, helps if you really want to shell-script containers

handling containers

At first you will want the gui to learn your way around. Later on you will read pct help and pct help <command> quite often, the cli api is pretty, pretty decent.

Also you might like using pct help set and using pct set ... for changing container settings.

For now this is sufficient to get up and running.

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