Proxmox or ESXI
Decision making process for private cloud and network container in home lab to get hands dirty; so, Proxmox or ESXI? I am familiar with EXSI having used it with a FreePBX project however, I have seen many members here use Proxmox as well as ESXI...any preference?
viragomann last edited by
I run pfSense in HA on ESXi and my home pfSense on KVM. Both do their jobs very well and work flawlessly.
The only issue I met so far, was on ESXi pfSense logged some disk errors while running a backup with Veeam, but this did not affect any function.
So I'd recommend, take what you prefer.
@viragomann Thanks for the reply...hope we can hear from those with Proxmox...
stephenw10 Netgate Administrator last edited by
Proxmox VE was a gamechanger for me. It completely changed the way I test most things.
So, yeah, I run it and couldn't be happier. I know a lot of the other guys here also do.
jimp Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate last edited by
Proxmox VE for sure. ESX is very picky about hardware, Proxmox VE is much more forgiving. I appreciate that I can just toss more storage at it by plugging in SSDs via USB for non-critical test VMs rather than using NFS. ESX wouldn't dream of allowing that.
Updates on Proxmox VE are super easy (it's just
apt), every update on ESX was a scary adventure never knowing what would break.
Clustering in Proxmox VE works nicely, too, and is freely available. I can shuffle VMs around live and they carry on like nothing happened.
I will say in some areas ESX nudged it out on speed but not enough for me to deal with its headaches.
This is super awesome feedback, thank you...Proxmox it shall be!
Most of my workloads sit in ESXi.
Any strategy you can think of in moving over the proxmox?
I use PVE. Everything is very stable and no problems.