Proxmox Commands

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Record usd Proxmox VE commands.


  1. Import disk img
  2. Add/Rescan undisplayed disk
  3. Passthrough sata drivers
  4. Delete PVE cluster
  5. Reinstall ceph

Import disk img

Transfer .img disc image file to Virtual Machine(vm) disk.

  • The example is to transfer openWRT image file to VM disk.
qm importdisk [VM id] [image path] [storage id]


qm importdisk 100 ./openwrt.img local-lvm

Rescan undisplayed disk

It would be rescan all disk which belongs to a specific virtual machine. If find undisplayed disk, it’ll add to virtual machine’s configuration

qm rescan --vmid [VM id]


qm rescan --vmid 100

Passthrough sata drivers

# list all sata drivers
ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/

# add sata to virtual machine, where sataX is sata0, sata1 ...
qm set 100 -sataX /dev/disk/by-id/xxxxx
# Example:
# DO NOT add disk with part1, part2 ..., like /dev/disk/by-id/xxxxx-part1
qm set 100 -sata0 /dev/disk/by-id/xxxxx

Delete PVE cluster

# list nodes and information
pvecm nodes
# delete the node
pvecm delnode [NodeName]
# list all nodes' configuration directory
ls -l /etc/pve/nodes/
# delete or move to another location
mv /etc/pve/nodes/[NodeName] /root/[NodeName]


# remove this pve-node3 cluster
pvecm nodes
pvecm delnode pve-node3
ls -l /etc/pve/nodes/
mv /etc/pve/nodes/pve-node3 /root/pve-node3

Reinstall ceph

rm -rf /etc/systemd/system/ceph*
killall -9 ceph-mon ceph-mgr ceph-mds
rm -rf /var/lib/ceph/mon/  /var/lib/ceph/mgr/  /var/lib/ceph/mds/
pveceph purge
apt purge ceph-mon ceph-osd ceph-mgr ceph-mds
rm /etc/init.d/ceph
for i in $(apt search ceph | grep installed | awk -F/ '{print $1}'); do apt reinstall $i; done
dpkg-reconfigure ceph-base
dpkg-reconfigure ceph-mds
dpkg-reconfigure ceph-common
dpkg-reconfigure ceph-fuse
for i in $(apt search ceph | grep installed | awk -F/ '{print $1}'); do apt reinstall $i; done
pveceph install