This time on Hak5 Darren brings new life to an old editing rig with Proxmox-VE, an open source virtualization platform.

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OpenVZ, KVM and Proxmox-VE
What is Virtualization?
Virtual rather than physical versions of something such as a server or router
Why Virtualize?
Increase hardware utilization
Save space & electricity
Backups & load balancing / migrations
Home Virtual Server
Experiment with new servers
Create virtual test network for hacking
Run services such as home media servers
Proxmox VE types of Virtualization
Container Virtualization
OS level based on Linux kernel
Isolated containers; VPS or VE
Host & Guest must be Linux
Performance close to native
Full Virtualization
Kernel-based Virtual Machine
Supports Intel-VT & AMD-V
Supports wide variety of OS incl. Win
Proxmox VE Hardware Requirements
64-bit Intel or AMD
Intel-VT or AMD-V for KVM
1+ GB RAM, 4+ better
1 or more NICs
Basically any hardware supported by Debian Lenny 64bit
You can install on top of Debian Lenny but it’s easier to do a fresh install
Download, burn and boot from ISO

Packaging with the QT SDK
Jason wraps up his series on the QT SDK

Setting up Virtual Machines
Post-installation Darren tours the Proxmox-VE web management interface and deploys a new virtual machine

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  • Henrik 5 years ago

    Hi Darren! Do you do Hak5 full time? Great episode btw :)

  • Getting an error trying to watch this episode on my roku. Other episodes work fine.

  • The “Download XviD” link isn’t working. Are you dropping XviD?

  • Dominic 5 years ago

    Very nice episode, I like how you provide background on the whole concept of virtualization and don’t just dive right in. It really lets the viewers can get a good grasp on the concept before you go into further detail.

  • Hi Darren,

    I have the same trouble on the XviD.

    But I have another question for you, I am running XAMPP (Apache, PHP, MySQL combined pack) in VMware Workstation v7 and seem to have a memory leak. No matter how much RAM I allocate to the VM client, Apache eventually uses it up and drops offline … any ideas what may be happening? I have monitored the network, and I am not getting any DOS attacks, and the page is password protected, so there is virtually no traffic. Just need to use this so I can access it from my college campus.


  • Pledrilycle 5 years ago

    My hosting is continually being attacked by someone. I think they are sending a lot of emails at once. Does anyone know any good websites for ddos protected hosting??


  • ghero 5 years ago


    I don’t know if you saw this:

    I think this is the best way for virtualization.
    Personally I use Citrix Xen Server …
    And take look at this:

    • ExVinoVeritas 5 years ago

      Nice episode! Will have to check it out.

      I love virtualization! I’ve been migrating my client’s stand alone windows boxes to VBox on RedHat box in my data center.

      I’m using the NEW VBox 4.0 version and thought it might be cool if you went over Exporting and Importing appliances out of VBpx for everyone. It makes it real easy, like stupid easy, to move your VBox Guest from Host to Host.

      I just build the Guest like I need it, install all the crap, then dump it as an export.

      Also you can update your Guest OS with teleporting from your local system too. I think this is new for 4.0 too. May also be good for remote admins too.

      Cool stuff!!!

  • bigw0rm 5 years ago

    No more xvid?

  • Henrique 5 years ago

    Hi Darren,

    Awesome episode, congrats.

    But have some questions, Imagine a want to install FreeNas, can i exclusively assign the disks to VM so i can mount an RAID array? And the same to USB ports, in order to install a print server?

    Thanks in advance.

  • Hey Darren, what made you choose that ASUS over the Alienware M11x you reviewed last year? Just curious.

  • I say dump the .avi and add a .webm.

  • Riddler 5 years ago

    Loved the episode, Proxmox looked absolutely brilliant I just wish my spare PC wasn’t 32 bit!

  • DarkendC 5 years ago

    Great episode Darren !! im going to try Proxmox-VE out for sure :)

  • Jon Phan 5 years ago

    Thank you for doing the show on Proxmox VE. The timing could not be better as I am trying to find a more robust VM solution.

    I have some questions re. the software that I cannot find the answers: (1) I have 3 hard-drives in the PC and Proxmox was installed on 1 but I cannot find a way to add the other 2 via the web interface. (2) VirtualBox has a raw-disk feature where guest OS can have direct access to these disks, can I do this with Proxmox? (4) In regarding to HA, what is the best way to structure the storage, LVM, raid 1+0?

    Thank you in advance and keep up the good work.

  • Jesse 5 years ago

    Great ep. Very topical to what I am playing with right now. Like to see some hands on about getting the vm’s sharing a single network card’s resources and also an example attack in a vm environment. Cheers from Australia.

  • Jordan 3 years ago

    Hi Hak5 I’m a new viewer and I love the show. Im a network administration student and I’m very interested in cyber security. I was wondering if it was possible to setup a penetration testing lab using prox mox?

  • jordan 2 years ago

    Do data centers use computer clusters to store data?

  • Snapchat score hack’s algorithm determines who your absolute best buddies are.

  • This is a topic that is near to my heart… Best wishes!
    Where are your contact details though?

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