[PVE-User] DHCP for non cloudinit VM

Klaus Darilion klaus.mailinglists at pernau.at
Thu Aug 23 21:20:45 CEST 2018

Am 21.08.2018 um 10:35 schrieb José Manuel Giner:
> What I ask is that Proxmox offer us a native DHCP server integration, 
> so that we can configure VMs as easily as in cloud-init based VMs or 
> containers.

I do not have a solution but I see the point of José.

The thing is about having untrusted VMs where a user can install any OS 
and can hack around in the VM as he like (e.g. setting any MAC addresses 
on the interfaces). Hence, any agent-based solution does not work. So, 
if the VM uses DHCP and the DHCP is integrated into Proxmox/qemu (if 
possible) that would be a great feature. Assigning an IP address as any 
other VM parameter (disk ...) and then beeing sure that the VM got this 
IP address offered by DHCP (and any other IP addresses, MAC addresses 
configured in the VM will be refused) would be a very very nice feature.

So why having DHCP integrated into Proxmox instead of adding it outside? 
Why is storage replication added to Proxmox instead of doing it manually 
with cronjobs? Why is User management integrated inside Proxmox although 
could could implement it yourself with some reverse proxy in front of 
the GUI?  Because it is very useful.

Honestly, the first time I used Proxmox and provisioned a VM I asked 
myself why I can not configure the network settings of the VM.


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