[PVE-User] Can I get some assistance with installing proxmox on Dell Poweredge R815 servers

lemonnierk at ulrar.net lemonnierk at ulrar.net
Fri May 25 22:13:00 CEST 2018

Yeah, I'd advise just installing regular debian and adding the
proxmox repo on top : works like a charm. The debian installer is way
easier for basically anything but the most simple setups, I find.

On Fri, May 25, 2018 at 12:36:02PM -0700, Alex Chekholko wrote:
> I don't know the answer off the top of my head but it would help you to
> expand your search to just any Debian installation on that hardware, as
> "proxmox" is just a specific variant of Debian. You can also try a Debian
> installation yourself on those hosts.
> On Fri, May 25, 2018 at 12:34 PM Pina, Bruce <BPina at bahakel.com> wrote:
> > We are evaluating Proxmox as a replacement for our Citrix Xenserver
> > environment. So far we've been pleased with what we have seen on the test
> > system we built out using 2 Dell Poweredge R715 servers. The problem we are
> > running into is when attempting to install proxmox on one of the Poweredge
> > R815 servers that make up the bulk of our Xenserver infrastructure. We
> > currently have a dozen of these servers in house, and having to replace
> > them would be beyond what our budget can manage. The issue with installing
> > on the R815 has to do with the proxmox installation process not detecting
> > RAID arrays configured on the Perc H700 embedded RAID controllers that are
> > in the machines. I have seen from some research online that there are other
> > people who have apparently successfully installed proxmox on the R815 using
> > the H700, but I have not been able to learn how they pulled it off. Can
> > someone please provide some guidance in this matter as we feel that this
> > minor stumbling block is keeping us from a successful displacement of
> > Xenserver by Proxmox. Thank you.
> >
> > Bruce Pina
> > Corporate IT Manager
> > Bahakel Communications Ltd.
> > bpina at bahakel.com<mailto:bpina at bahakel.com>
> > 704-632-7280
> >
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