Get Started

Proxmox VE is fast and easy to install

It's easy to start: Just download the ISO image and install Proxmox VE on your hardware. In five minutes you'll be creating your first virtual machines and containers.

Proxmox VE source code is licensed under the GNU AGPL, v3 and free to download and use. With the bare-metal installation, you'll get a complete operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux, 64-bit, a Proxmox VE Kernel with KVM and container support, great tools for backup/restore and HA clustering, and much more... Configuration is done easily via the clean web-based interface. 

Ready to go? Take a look at the system requirements, then follow the steps below or read the full installation guide in the Proxmox VE documentation.

Download and Install



Download ISO image

The ISO image file is an image of a disk. Download the Proxmox VE ISO, then copy it to a USB flash drive or CD/DVD in order to use it.

Download ISO image


Boot from USB or CD/DVD

Press 'Enter' to start the automatic installation wizard on your dedicated hardware.

If you need help with the installation read the documentation or get a technical support subscription.

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Configure the host machine

You can configure the host easily via the web browser. No need to install a separate management tool.

Find all details in the documentation:

How to configure

Note: Proxmox VE is a bare-metal installer, please be aware that the complete server is used and all existing data will be removed.

Need help from the Proxmox team?



Learn how to install and configure Proxmox Virtual Environment.

Read the Proxmox VE Documentation

Technical Support

Get access to the Proxmox experts and submit your technical support request via the customer portal.

Purchase technical support


Training courses

A Proxmox VE training course is designed to help you master the concepts and features of Proxmox VE and are a great way to dive into the platform.

Find a Proxmox VE Training


Community Forum

The forum is a great place to find an answer to your question.

Go to community forum

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