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Title : ProxBash - a bash script to manage Proxmox VE
Author : Remy van Elst
Date : 28-06-2012
URL : https://raymii.org/s/software/ProxBash.html
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Proxmox VE is a complete virtualization management solution for servers. You can
virtualize even the most demanding application workloads running on Linux and
Windows Servers. It is based on the leading Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)
hypervisor and OpenVZ, the number one solution for container based
ProxMox VE is a very nice piece of software to setup a VM host very fast, which
also is easy manageable via a webinterface. It supports both OpenVZ and KVM. I
use it to manage a few VM's to test stuff on and it works really great.
However, I'm a command line lover, and I thought it would be nice to be able to
"Manage" Proxmox VE from a bash shell. And I've written a script to do just
proxbash.sh is a bash script to manage your Proxmox VE server.
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* Add OpenVZ containers
* Remove OpenVZ containers
* Start / Stop OpenVZ containers
* List all OpenVZ containers and KVM virtual machines
* Shell dropper into OpenVZ containers
* Command execution in openvz containers
As you can see there is a lot of OpenVZ and not a lot of KVM. Most of the VM's I
use are OpenVZ, so for the KVM things you need to use the webinterface.
[Click here to download the script]
Or use this:
wget https://raymii.org/s/inc/software/proxbash.sh; chmod +x ./proxbash.sh; ./proxbash.sh
Before you start, edit the script variables:
VAR_PROXMOXHOST="192.168.0.25" #proxmox server IP
VAR_PROXMOXSSH="22" #proxmox ssh port
VAR_PROXMOXUSER="root" #proxmox ssh user
VAR_PROXMOX_NODE="proxmox" #proxmox cluster node name
and set up passwordless key auth to the proxmox node. If you don't do that, you
have to enter the proxmox root password every time.
**Also edit the case statement for the templates. Default it has ubuntu 10.04
and 12.04 and centos 5 and 6.**
Replace $CTID with an openvz ct id. (like 103, 104)
###### Create a CT
proxbash.sh createct node-hostname node-password node-template node-ram node-disk node-ip
proxbash.sh createct prod001 supersecret1 ubuntu12 1024 15 172.20.5.48
proxbash.sh createct node-hostname node-password node-template node-ram node-
disk node-ip $CTID
###### Start/Stop a CT
./proxbash.sh startct $CTID
./proxbash.sh stopct $CTID
###### Remove a CT
./proxbash.sh deletect $CTID
###### Shell dropper
./proxbash.sh shelldrop $CTID
###### Execute commands in CT
./proxbash.sh execinct $CTID "commands you -want -to; execute; in the ../ct"
###### List CTs/VMs
###### Get CT info
./proxbash.sh ctinfo $CTID
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