Proxmox Thread - Home Lab / Virtualization

Party Monger

Skilled
Concerning SSD life, one of my nodes has a WD Green 120GB m.2 that is starting to fail. Reads and writes take forever, IO delays jump up to past 90%. This WD Green drive has had about 9 TBW over the course of around 450 days. HD Sentinel shows that everything is fine. But Clonezilla failed continuously when I tried to image the drive onto another.

This is a unexpected because I have DRAM-less SSDs across all my nodes, most of them being Silicon Power S55 drives and they haven't showed any of these signs. Typically IO delay is under 1%.

It could be the SATA controller since it was installed in an older Z97 system, but I'll investigate that another day. Today, it's easier to drop in another 120GB drive and reinstall proxmox.
Yep its gone. Cheap SSDs arent for Proxmox atleast. Write amplification is insane. Backup and submit the SSD for RMA.
I had the same happen to Adata Su650 (shitty drives) twice. Once you get from RMA, sell it or use for normal PC work. (I had used mine for normal PC and it still failed lol)
 

MarioBros

Disciple
New to Proxmox world... currently running Proxmox on my Dell Small Form Factor i3 8th Gen desktop with 16GB ram & 256gb ssd..

my requirement is simple.. running two Proxmox VMs

1). Home Assistant (mainly for Apple Homekit enablement for all my smart devices)
Inside HA I am running few services like MQTT Broker, DuckDNS, Wireguard VPN, Samba share and Maria Database

2). Open Media Vault (NAS)
Inside OVM I have enabled Docker and running few containers such as Plex Media server, qBittorrent, jDownloader
Have enabled samba share for my External HDD for plex media sharing.. (need to configure raid)
 

Party Monger

Skilled
New to Proxmox world... currently running Proxmox on my Dell Small Form Factor i3 8th Gen desktop with 16GB ram & 256gb ssd..

my requirement is simple.. running two Proxmox VMs

1). Home Assistant (mainly for Apple Homekit enablement for all my smart devices)
Inside HA I am running few services like MQTT Broker, DuckDNS, Wireguard VPN, Samba share and Maria Database

2). Open Media Vault (NAS)
Inside OVM I have enabled Docker and running few containers such as Plex Media server, qBittorrent, jDownloader
Have enabled samba share for my External HDD for plex media sharing.. (need to configure raid)
OMV Im using on my Raspberry Pi 4. Its rock solid. You can pass storage disks to it directly from proxmox. You might want to search a bit for passing a raid array. I think if its done through hardware you can directly pass the array as the OS sees it as a disk?
I have no idea about Home assistant.
 

rockyo27

Disciple
I require a machine. Use will be 4-5 vm max but a multitude of routers will be running with these 4-5 vm's. You can say 10-20 routers for testing. Originally these routers physically have 4gig of rams with decent enough processors. What should be my config and processing power.
 

Party Monger

Skilled
I require a machine. Use will be 4-5 vm max but a multitude of routers will be running with these 4-5 vm's. You can say 10-20 routers for testing. Originally these routers physically have 4gig of rams with decent enough processors. What should be my config and processing power.
Whats the load like on these? If you dont have an idea then 1 core per 2 routers would be good start. So a ryzen with 8-10 cores? Perhaps you can check reddit for someone with similar requirements.
 

rockyo27

Disciple
Whats the load like on these? If you dont have an idea then 1 core per 2 routers would be good start. So a ryzen with 8-10 cores? Perhaps you can check reddit for someone with similar requirements.
Load won't be much as i won't be pumping lots of traffic. But ram requirement is lot otherwise they don't boot in virtual environment. Processor requirement i don't know exactly as i had a 4 core laptop but ram requirement i am sure off and would 4-5 vms work properly with that much core and this much routers
 

rajil.s

Adept
Can anyone suggest what container/VM to use for recording surveillance video from multiple ONVIF/RSTP cameras?
It should be able to use the intel integrated graphics/quick sync for video encoding related stuff.
I am using Zoneminder in an LXD container. The container has an Nvidia card shared with the host which is used for machine learning based image processing on the captured video (https://zmeventnotification.readthedocs.io/en/latest/guides/hooks.html).
 

rajil.s

Adept
Check the official documentation for installation. LXD itself can be installed using snap. Read about it here. The mobile app is called zmninja and is available on playstore. I have never explored using an internal card, so you need to do your own research. Checkup on the official forums.

I dont see much of a point in running a VM if the same can be done with a lightweight container.
 
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