When first signing up with Hetzner, I questioned what rescue mode was. Yes... it enables a user to rescue damaged or corrupt data, but the rescue image enables to utilize the extra disk that is normally provided, including to support unofficial ISOs such as Proxmox
. Lets visit the Hetzner's robot panel @ https://robot.your-server.de/server
Setting up Server
First, you require a server. Just incase you missing that step lol.
Next you have to figure out the following:
Purchase public IP's (1)
Purchase a public subnet (2)
Utilize a private ip range (nothing here else required)
Utilizing your own private ip range is free, more secure, but will require some more work on your end for routing and deploying servers.
Selecting OS & Bit Architecture
- Select Linux
- Select 64 Bit
- Activate rescue system
- Select [RESET] TAB
- Select [Execute an Automatic Hardware Reset]
- Hit Send (forgetting this... you will never see your system reset and you'll just wait...)
Utilizing Rescue Mode - Terminal
Once your server resets, wait about one minute. This may take longer if utilizing standard magnetic Drives
(non ssds/nvmes). Load up your favorite terminal interface and login to the server. When you are logged in, type:
Select an o/s from the list. In this case, select
Other > Proxmox with Debian Buster
and keep pressing enter until reaching a configuration screen.
Hetzner - Proxmox Standard Config
There are 3 primary areas that you will have to make adjustments. From there, you are on your own.
- Level 0: Turns on/off Software Raid
- 1 = You need to select raid type in "SWRAIDLEVEL"
- 0 = SW Raid is turned off
- Level 0: Proxmox will see 1 x 1.92TB NVMEs (If using 2x 1tb SSD's)
- Level 1: Proxmox will see 1 x 1TB NVMEs Shows both Drives in a striped raid array (Raid 1)
- Level 5: This only applies to 4x Drives ( 4x 1tb = 3tb accessible data with a 1tb drive as parity)
- Level 10: This raid style needs 4 Drives as well but combined's raid 1 & 0 = Speed of Raid 0 but has the redundancy of Raid 1.
NOTE : RAID IS NOT A BACKUP IT IS A REDUNDANCY MECHANISM FOR HARDWARE BUT IMPORTANT DATA SHOULD ALWAYS BE BACKED UP
Helpful in that if you want to access your Proxmox
via a domain or subdomain. It is recommended to use a subdomain to prevent direct exposure. Here are some examples:
Information here will be limited due to how your Drives
are setup. If you notice, Hetzner will provide you information in this picture about your drive size. Sizes are displayed either if you have your drives separated or raided together.
In the example below, we opted to setup the ext3 to 3535G (by default was 15) and changed the swap to 30G, which totales 3575G, which is 1GB under the 3576GB listed under raid 0. You may find yourself wiping an resetting this up if you fail to setup your drives correctly.
NOTE: ONLY CHANGE STORAGE VALUES ON UNHASHED LINES = "# " THIS IS NOT THE PREFIX
Finishing the Setup
To finish, press [F10] (or what is currently present on the menu). From here, you will see a screen setting up your server.
When everything is complete, you will be promoted with the screen below. Ensure to reboot the server by typing
. Prior to rebooting, it is also recommend to set your password for the user
prior to. You will be unable to login to your control panel. Type
in order to do so.
To finish the rest of the installation/walkthrough process - [CLICK HERE]