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.
The source code of Proxmox VE is licensed under the GNU AGPLv3 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 with the intuitive web-based interface.
Fast and easy to 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.
Boot from USB or CD/DVD
Press 'Enter' to start the installation wizard on your dedicated hardware.
If you need help with the installation, read the documentation or get a subscription for technical support.
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:
Note: Proxmox VE is a bare-metal installer, please be aware that the complete server is used and existing data on the selected disks will be removed.
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