Useful commands for your Proxmox VE CLI

Tuesday, 11 August 2020 21:27

Dear  Visitor,

Besides it's rich and intuitive web-based GUI, Proxmox VE also has a powerful command line interface. Below are some useful commands. If you want to learn more on CLI usage and other Proxmox VE advanced topics you can also register for one of our trainings this autumn. For those of you who want to learn at their pace, a new book, the "Proxmox Cookbook" is out now.

Kind regards,

Martin Maurer

5 useful Proxmox VE CLI tools

Here are 5 useful Proxmox VE commands for your CLI:

  1. # Get a quick overview on how fast your system is: pveperf
  2. # List all your KVM machines: qm list
  3. # See how much memory your machine 101 has: qm config 101 | grep ^memory
  4. # Verify the subscription status of your hardware node: pvesubscription get
  5. # Start a backup of machine 101: vzdump 101 -compress lzo

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