2.2.7. Install as a VM using Proxmox VE¶
This chapter explains how to start a Turbo Router VM using Proxmox VE and the
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:
.isofile available to Proxmox VE
create and configure a VM
boot the VM using the
install Turbo Router on the virtual disk
Select the local storage of your node in the left pane and visualize its content:
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:
.iso file is now available to this node:
Create and boot the VM¶
In the top right corner, press the
Create VM button to launch the creation
General tab, check the node and the VM ID, and give a name to the
VM, then press
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
Hard Disk tab, keep the default qcow2 device with VirtIO SCSI storage and
allocate at least 10GB, then press
CPU tab, allocate at least 2 cores and select
host as CPU type, then
Memory tab, allocate at least 6GB of RAM, then press
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
Confirm tab, review your settings and press
Finish to finalize the
creation and get back to the main dashboard:
The VM is now available in the left pane below your physical node. Select it and review its hardware configuration:
In the pop-up window, select an attachment bridge and choose
VirtIO as model,
The second network device can now be seen in the hardware configuration of the VM:
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.
Start in the top right corner to actually start the VM.
The next step consists in installing on the virtual disk.
Install Turbo Router¶
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.
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
Log in as admin, password admin, and at the prompt, do:
vrouter> cmd system-image install-on-disk sda
This command will install Turbo Router on
/dev/sda. The relevant configuration
files will be copied to the local drive.
Reboot to finally boot Turbo Router from the virtual hard disk:
vrouter> cmd reboot
The next step is to perform your first configuration.