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Proxmox VE Room for Improvement

Technical Operations Manager at Ocient, Inc.

Really every user interface could use a little bit of improvement. It is already very user-friendly at the present time but there are some ways that it can get even better.  

Another area that might have room for improvement is either building in or having third-party tools that could report on CPU and memory usage across your virtual platform. They have those tools for VMware and that helps you to point out resource bottlenecks so that you can right-size a VM. If a VM is soaking up too many resources, it is defeating the purpose of virtualization. Proximo is really missing those kinds of tools right now. You have to do that on your own. So that could definitely be an opportunity for improvement. It is not necessarily just room for Proxmox to grow, it is more of a possibility industry-wide for these products.  

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IA
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The only issue I have with Proxmox VE is updating it. You have to manually update it or you have to have a way to update it automatically.

The main area for improvement is with the automatic updates, if it's even possible, even if you have to pay for the cloud services. Updates are very important.

If they could fine tune the updating process that would be good.

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MA
Technical Presales Consultant/ Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees

A feature which should be added is the ability to encrypt the main installation. The address cannot be encrypted when installing the solution as an operating system. However, because it's a Debian based project, one can always install Debian Linux, encrypt it and then install Proxmox on top of that.

While my experience with the solution is still very new, there are many features that need to be added for the backup part, not the one involving virtualization. While we are talking about a complete solution, it would be amazing if this issue concerning the backup part were to be addressed. 

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Propriétaire et Technicien Système at MBTechnologies.ca

I think the team is already doing 150% on improvements (started from 4.6 and now on the 6.2-6 version and every 3-4 weeks we are given new functions to compete with all hypervisors competitors). Releases are much faster than VMware or XCP-NG but be aware unless you have a paid support licence, then you're a non-production client (updates are tested on you so don't expect 100% uptime without giving it some love).

The Windows drivers could be easier (unlike manually installing Ballon, QEMU and optionally SPICE, VIRTio, etc.)

I would like to get new containers and/or new stuff that, unlike the leader VMware, is so new that it would now lead the market.

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Director & CTO at TechnoInfotech

I don't have any real challenges about improvement here. (As most IT required features are included and they do have roadmap). Plus API & Command tool is lot helpful.

I personally keep exploring other players and backup/Restore/DR software.

And believe more advance features of backup/restore & DR Data Sync for Ceph  on GUI fronted would be added benefits for users coming from other platform.

On Security/Firewall/Software-Defined-Switch with more advance feature on webGUI would be also more helpful too.

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Director IT at Servnet

For now, we're planning to migrate to another solution because there seems to be a lot of backups that we have set up. We have reviewed Proxmox VE but we want to focus more on our customers. In fact, we have already finished our first deployment and we will receive more features that will go to the cloud.

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Support Analyst at EDXINFO

1) PVE-Zsync GUI implementation - This is a very important tool, it could delivery the more advantage in comparision to Xen Orchestra and Microsoft Virtual Machine Replica Service.

2) Central Cluster Administration: The possibility to manage many clusters sites in "one only page" instead of oppening many browsers tabs! IT Cloud companies as us, usually need to access diferent clusters sites, I think it's good idea to centralize the administration GUI for companies that own two or more cluster sites!

3) In connection with my suggestion number 2, the possibility to create a "farm cluster". In few words, the possibility to move virtual machines (live or not) among diferents clusters sites separated by WAN links. Actually, PVE Cluster is realible on local links, due to multicast or udp rings, but in some scenarios when a entire cluster site needs to be put offline (eg, for maintenance or internet issues), a virtua machine migration to other cluster that belongs to the same "farm" but in other region will increase the "value" of Proxmox simular to Microsoft Azure Site Recovery ou Amazon. That will make my evaluation increase from 8 to 9 or even 10!

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KG
Principal Chief Executive Officer at Sebitech

The availability of the solution could be a bit better.

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FR
IT Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees

Mostly simplify web interface, simple things like the use of right mouse button to change VM attributes, make it more intuitive, but it is just cosmetic improvements, the core functions are all there.

Version 6.x improved the support for Containers to the PRO level .

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Technical Operations Manager at Ocient, Inc.

The product should have more enterprise features, perhaps DRS. I don't think Proxmox has the ability to sense that a host is running hot and needs to be evacuated. So DRS, dynamic resource scheduling, is a feature that constantly monitors the host and if it sees a particular host taking up a lot of resources, it will take that host off and throw it on a different host in the cluster that's not running as hot and doesn't have as much utilization. It protects the overall cluster 

As above, I think the DRS would be a helpful additional feature.

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BH
Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The so-called free support that the solution offers doesn't allow you to access the repositories. If they would allow that access like they say they do it would be better. It does work for about a week and then it times out and never works again.

It would be preferable if they had a different viewing product other than VNC.

The initial setup has a pretty steep learning curve.

I'd like to see more high availability capabilities.

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CEO at Heurist GmbH / Heuristica Information Services

I can't speak to any improvements. It is not lacking features.

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DD
Founder, President at Everyman Technologies, inc.

The interface can be a little bit rough in places. There are some things that need to be done using the command-line interface, and these should be moved into the web-based interface. There are also aspects related to storage that are difficult to do with the interface.

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Virtualization Solutions Specialist at datec

One issue with Proxmox is that some processes are not automatic. For some processes, you have to do it manually by command line. I don't know about the last version of Proxmox, but I had that problem with this version.

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RC
Information Technology Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

We are using servers individually, and we are looking for a reliable application that allows us to hop between servers with high availability. It is one of our primary goals to have a hyper-converged solution. With the high availability, we can make some hop-switch deployment teams between our servers.

It could be more user-friendly with the configuration.

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RH
Assistant Information Technology Manager with 51-200 employees

Its performance and support can be improved. Currently, there is a cost for support.

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AC
Jefe de Servicio de Ciberseguridad at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The facility of deployment is an area that needs to improve.

The support is an area in need of improvement.

I would like to see support for other container technologies such as Kubernetes, as well as other platforms.

If they had local container support, it would be very good for Proxmox.

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JL
Sub-director with 51-200 employees

It is a good solution, but it is very complicated in some ways. It is not easy. You must have experience in the console mode to do some configurations. A lot of documentation and YouTube videos are available that you can use to learn about it.

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Infrastructure Manager at a government with 10,001+ employees

I had a few problems regarding instability.

One additional feature that could be beneficial is application storage. 

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