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Installing Windows Server 2019 on Proxmox VE Part 1

Today I want to show you how to install Microsoft Windows Server 2019 on Proxmox VE.

  1. First we need to setup a new environment for our Microsoft Windows Server 2019 by clicking “Create VM” buttonInstalling Windows Server 2019 on Proxmox VE Part 1 - Creating new Virtual Environment
  2. Now we need to give ID of the VM and name for itInstalling Windows Server 2019 on Proxmox VE Part 1 - Name and ID
  3. Here we have to choose the guest OS Type, storage and ISO imageInstalling Windows Server 2019 on Proxmox VE Part 1
  4. Now it’s time to choose SCSI adapter for our VM
    It is recommended to choose SCSI Controller like this: VirtIO SCSIInstalling Windows Server 2019 on Proxmox VE Part 1 - SCSI type
  5. In this step we have to choose the SCSI options.
    Once again it is recommended to choose Bus/Device: SCSI, and Cache: Write back.
    Here we can also choose our Storage place and Disk size.Installing Windows Server 2019 on Proxmox VE Part 1 - SCSI options
  6. Here we have to setup CPU setting for our VMInstalling Windows Server 2019 on Proxmox VE Part 1 - CPU settings
  7. Memory settings
  8. Network settings
    Since I have here two NIC’s – one for administration (1GBit), second one for VM machines (10GBit) – I choosed the vmbr1 interface bridge to get 10GBit on that. To achieve this I had to choose VirtIO (paravirtualized) which offers 10GBit Lan.
    Installing Windows Server 2019 on Proxmox VE Part 1 - Network settings
  9. Confirmation
    If you use VirtIO devices such as Netword and HDD we don’t wan’t to tick the Start after created option. We have to add something to our VM.
    Installing Windows Server 2019 on Proxmox VE Part 1 - Confirmation screen
  10. Additional settings
    Now we have to add a new hardware device which is CD/DVD Drive for all VirtIO drivers which you can download them from here.
    Installing Windows Server 2019 on Proxmox VE Part 1 - Additional settings
  11. We have to choose the ISO file from our storage.
    Installing Windows Server 2019 on Proxmox VE Part 1 - VirtIO ISO
  12. And now we are ready to run our Microsoft Windows Server 2019 on Proxmox VE
    Installing Windows Server 2019 on Proxmox VE Part 1 - Setup Summary

In the next part I will try to show you how to install Microsoft Windows Server 2019 on that VM machine.