[PVE-User] proxmox cluster from LAN

Philip Abernethy p.abernethy at proxmox.com
Tue Oct 10 12:46:46 CEST 2017

For clustering to work you want all nodes to be in the same subnet. VPN can
take care of that, but you'll have to configure it yourself.
However corosync is very sensitive to latency and doesn't handle RTTs of 3ms
or more very well. Therefore you likely don't want to connect your nodes via

On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 05:17:50AM -0400, Lonnie Cumberland wrote:
> Greetings All,
> I am new to Proxmox 5.0 and am thinking that it might be a perfect fit for
> a distributed cluster project that I am working on which involves VM's and
> containers.
> I have been researching various Proxmox cluster setups and installations,
> but am a bit unclear on some things for which I hope someone in the
> community might be able to help me with answering.
> Right now, it seems that you can take 2 Proxmox installations and connect
> then into a cluster if they are either on a LAN or on the WAN with public
> IP's, but I am wondering if the connections are setup with a VPN between
> the master and nodes such that you can connect LAN nodes to a WAN master
> with a VPN between them as the LAN nodes may be on a private (192.168.x.x)
> network.
> The reason this that I want to be able to scale many nodes into the same
> cluster with some on LAN's and some VPS systems on the WAN into a
> distributed proxmox cluster.
> I am hoping that you can add nodes on the LAN to the WAN master via a
> builtin VPN , but am not sure on this.
> Any insight or information would be greatly appreciated.
> Best, and have a great day
> Lonnie
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