2.2.6. Install as a VM using Proxmox VE

This chapter explains how to start a Turbo Router VM using Proxmox VE and the .iso file.

It expects that you already installed a Proxmox VE cluster, in which you are able to spawn VMs with network connected.

It follows the following steps:

  • make the .iso file available to Proxmox VE
  • create and configure a VM
  • boot the VM using the .iso file
  • install Turbo Router on the virtual disk

Upload the .iso file

Select the local storage of your node in the left pane and visualize its content:

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Press the Upload button. In the pop-up window, select ISO image as content type and point to the Turbo Router .iso file on your local disk. Then press Upload to send this file to your Proxmox VE node:

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The .iso file is now available to this node:

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Create and boot the VM

In the top right corner, press the Create VM button to launch the creation wizard. In General tab, check the node and the VM ID, and give a name to the VM, then press Next:

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In OS tab, make sure to use the uploaded .iso file as CD/DVD and to specify a Linux with 4.X/3.X/2.X kernel as Guest OS, then press Next:

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In Hard Disk tab, keep the default qcow2 device with VirtIO SCSI storage and allocate at least 10GB, then press Next:

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In CPU tab, allocate at least 2 cores and select host as CPU type, then press Next:

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In Memory tab, allocate at least 6GB of RAM, then press Next:

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In Network tab, bind the virtual management interface to a host bridge in order to have access to external network. Select VirtIO as model type, then press Next:

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In Confirm tab, review your settings and press Finish to finalize the creation and get back to the main dashboard:

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The VM is now available in the left pane below your physical node. Select it and review its hardware configuration:

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Press Add > Network Device:

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In the pop-up window, select an attachment bridge and choose VirtIO as model, then press Add:

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The second network device can now be seen in the hardware configuration of the VM:

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Warning

Please make sure that there is no other Turbo Router live CDROM or live USB inserted in this VM. Otherwise the system might fail to boot properly.

Press Start in the top right corner to actually start the VM.

The next step consists in installing on the virtual disk.

Install Turbo Router

Warning

Please carefully check the device associated to the disk you want to use, or you could wipe the wrong drive in the next step. When following this installation guide you have only one disk attached to the VM. Thus the device name is sda. If you attach additional virtual disks, make sure to choose the right device.

Note

Please make sure to select this disk as boot device after installation. You can access boot menu by pressing ESC at startup in the VM console.

Once the VM has booted on the .iso file, select it in the left pane of the main dashboard and press the >_ Console button to get access to the serial console.

Log in with admin account:

localhost login: admin
Password: admin

You can then install Turbo Router using the system-image install-on-disk command:

nc-cli> cmd system-image install-on-disk /dev/sda

This command will install Turbo Router on /dev/sda. The relevant configuration files will be copied from the USB stick to the local drive Reboot to finally boot Turbo Router from the virtual hard disk:

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The next step is the license file installation.