Running a virtualized NethServer on PROXMOX virtualisation software:
In my endless search for a good virtualisation system i tested Xen, Citrix and whatever.
then someone recommended me to look at proxmox. And the fact that its management consists of an HTML5 webinterface got me instantly hooked!
Its freeware, although upon login it complaints about no valid subscription (everything works though)
I run PROMOX on a HP Proliant Gen8 server with limited hardware capability’s (4GM RAM, 1TB HDD, Dual Core proc)
Now, to run NethServer on promox you need to create a virtual machine with the following settings (these are the settings i got it to work with, i had no luck with other settings):
Memory: 512MB (more is always better, especially on large networks)
Processor: 1 core (again, more is better on large networks)
DVD: the iso image (i had the 6.6 beta 1 dvd, should work with other versions as well)
HDD: Sata mode, 64GB default format (and again… More is better)
Network: NIC vmxnet3 in bridge mode (no other settings would work, the server would send data, but never seem to receive it when you use other settings)
Then you can use the default installation to set it up, and give the virtual machine a static IP. After that the server can be reached as normal.