[PVE-User] Local interface on Promox server

Uwe Sauter uwe.sauter.de at gmail.com
Sun Nov 25 17:43:21 CET 2018

You could use

qm terminal <ID>

to connect to the serial console. Ctrl + o will quit the session.

You need to configure your VMs to provide a serial console, e.g. by adding "console=tty0 console=ttyS0,115200n8" to 
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT in /etc/default/grub and running "grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg".

Am 25.11.18 um 16:25 schrieb Yannis Milios:
>   We don’t have any client machine in the server room, so
>> when we fix something in the room (cables, routing, etc…), we need to
>> go out and check the VMs on another machine outside the room,
>> sometimes making us come back, etc…
> Is it really that difficult to get a laptop in the server room to manage
> the servers?
>> I know VMs can be controlled by command line using qemu, but is there
>> another way to locally control the machines on the Proxmox server,
>> except by installing a desktop manager and pointing the web browser on
>> localhost:8006? Is it even safe to do that?
> Personally I would avoid installing a full Desktop environment on the PVE
> hosts. Apart from adding unnecessary load, it can also
> expand the attack surface on the servers. If you insist though, I would
> recommend a simple Window Manager instead,
> something like Fluxbox for example.
> We have a KVM in our bay, we can physically access the machines, is
>> there maybe a way to physically be connected to a VM (as if we were
>> physically connected to a Windows VM for instance)?
> None that I'm aware of, but sounds like you are trying to over complicate
> things... :)
> Yannis
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