[PVE-User] smallest proxmox footprint?

Lonnie Cumberland lonnie at outstep.com
Thu Nov 16 17:52:10 CET 2017

Greetings All,

I am actually researching various hypervisors for a project that I am
trying to coordinate to move forward and have narrowed it down to:

1. SmartOS (Illumos-based, via OpenSolaris) -- this is a wonderful
hypervisor, but does not support PCI pass-through. It does have zones, kvm,
ZFS, and a bunch of other solid performance factors as well as having a
relatively small footprint of just a couple hundred MB in size. Not sure if
it will support NoMachine NX or X2GO.

2. Proxmox (Debian-based, if I read correctly) -- this is also a really
good hypervisor which does support PCI pass-through, seems to have great
performance as well, and also will support NoMachine NX or X2GO.

I am wanting to see what could be the smallest estimated footprint that
Proxmox might be able to attain as smaller is better for my project.

Also, I am wondering if it might be possible to add a very small XServer to
proxmox as well as I would typically like to try and run NoMachine NX, or
X2GO perhaps in a container and pass through the video, audio, etc... if
possible as opposed to running a separate machine for Proxmox and one for
the client.

Basically, I am investigating a way to incorporate a small GUI remote
client into proxmox on the same local machine that is running.


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