Adding Storage to ProxMox VE 🌱

Local Storage

  1. Install the physical disk into the ProxMox server hardware
  2. Power on the ProxMox server
  3. Open a web browser and navigate to the ProxMox web UI
  4. Log in
  5. Click the node with the new disk drive in the left navigation menu
  6. Expand Disks > Click ZFS
  7. Click the Create ZFS button
  8. Give the ZFS storage a name and set Raid Level = Single Disk
  9. Select the new disk from the list of drives > Click the Create button
  10. That's it, the new disk is now available to use for storing VMs

Network Storage

  1. Create or navigate to an existing folder to share
  2. Right click on the folder > Properties > Sharing tab > Advanced Sharing...
  3. Click the Share this folder box
  4. Give the share a name (ie ISOs)
  5. Click the Permissions button
  6. Remove the Everyone group
  7. Add users or groups to allow access to the share
  8. Click OK on all open dialog boxes
  9. Open a web browser and navigate to the ProxMox web UI
  10. Log in
  11. Select Datacenter from the left navigation menu
  12. Click Storage in the left navigation sub menu
  13. Click the Add button > CIFS
  14. Complete the Add CIFS form as follows

    ID: ISOs
    Username: i12bretro
    Password: <password>
    Share: ISOs
    Max Backups: 3
    Content: ISO image

  15. Click the Add button
  16. That's it, ProxMox can now see the network share and it can be used to host ISO images for installing operating systems