[PVE-User] preseeding PVE installation

Vadim Bulst vadim.bulst at bbz.uni-leipzig.de
Wed Jan 4 13:38:24 CET 2017

Hi Emmanuel,

thanks for your quick response. I got 3 Dell PowerEdge with a PERC H330 
Mini Raid-Controller, disk 0 and 1 SAS 500GB for system , disk 2 - 6 
SATA 4TB for Ceph-OSDs and one SSD. This raid-controller is now in hba 
mode to serve Ceph. Any suggestions for our setup?



Am 04.01.2017 um 13:24 schrieb Emmanuel Kasper:
> On 01/04/2017 12:27 PM, Vadim Bulst wrote:
>> Dear list,
>> I'd like to preseed / automate the PVE-installation with Foreman. I'm
>> following the howto to install PVE on Debian Jessie (
>> https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Install_Proxmox_VE_on_Debian_Jessie ) . My
>> question is about partition layout. The first two disks should be
>> assembled to a software-raid and used to hold the regular PVE setup. I'm
>> able to create this layout but I don't see any option to assign a
>> specific VolumeGroup-Name. Is it really necessary to have "pve" as the
>> VG-name?  Am I free to create my own partition layout?
> Hello Vadim
> No, you don't need to have the 'pve' string in the volume group. After
> the default storage you will have is a directory pointing to /var/lib/vz.
> If you want to add extra volume groups, you will need to add them via
> pvesm or the GUI.
> As a side note, please be aware that we don't recommend installation
> with software raid (dm-raid), as we had multiple users reporting data
> corruption with this kind of setup.
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