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- Over 20 years in IT with a master's degree in Cybernetics - Proficient in Ansible: Extensive experience in deploying and managing Ansible-driven infrastructure, particularly highlighted in roles as SRE/Architect (Aug 2018 – Present) and Senior DevOps Engineer/Lead Sysadmin (Aug 2020 – May 2021), where Ansible was pivotal in scaling a learning platform from 1,000 to over 100,000 students and in key migration projects. - Expertise in Windows Environments: Demonstrated strong skills in managing Windows environments, especially as an SRE/Architect (Aug 2018 – Present) and CTO (2013 – Mar 2022), involving Windows AD+MSSQL backoffice management and ITIL Service Management framework implementation on Windows platforms. - Versatile IT Roles with Ansible and Windows: Across various roles including IT Service Manager, Senior DevOps Engineer, and CTO, consistently applied Ansible and Windows technologies in large-scale infrastructure projects and day-to-day operations, showing versatility and depth in these areas. - Managing the growth of the learning platform from 1,000+ to 100k+ active students - ITIL v3 Foundations Certificate - More than 5 years of experience in leading ITIL Service Management capability and implementing end-to-end ITIL Service Management framework - Strong experience in using ServiceNow and Jira Service Desk for ITSM - Experienced IT/Telecom Specialist - UNIX and UNIX-Like OS (FreeBSD, Linux, SunOS, MacOS X) background - Over 20 years of Windows/windows server family. From NT4.0 /win3.1 up to Server2019. As well as upgrading Up to 15 years with server HW, and 13 years with storage solutions - Infrastructure problem-solver with a strong view on reliability, performance, and disaster recovery - Fluent English

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Last Updated: 26 Oct 2023

- Highly motivated Systems Engineer and DevOps with 13+ years of experience in Linux and FreeBSD systems administration, scripting, automation, and configuration management; - Experienced in troubleshooting and root-cause analysis of complex infrastructure issues; - Proficient in cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, and GCP, as well as CI/CD tools like GitLab CI and Jenkins; - Skilled in containerization with Docker and Kubernetes, and monitoring tools like Grafana and Prometheus; - Strong background in database management with MariaDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and more; - Proficient in programming languages such as Groovy, Bash, and PowerShell; - Experienced in virtualization technologies like VMware ESXi and Proxmox, as well as hardware infrastructure planning and maintenance.

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Kyiv, Ukraine
Last Updated: 26 Oct 2023

- Experienced software engineer with over 3 years of experience in DevOps engineering and more than 15 years of experience in IT infrastructure; - Proficient in communicating with customers and business stakeholders, troubleshooting and designing IT infrastructure; - Skilled in hardware support for servers of different brands; - Self-educated and continuously growing skills in networking, Windows, VMware products, Cisco, HPE, and Veeam; - Expertise in Azure and AWS clouds, CI/CD, containers (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, K8S, AKS, Docker, Kubernetes, Swarm), monitoring tools (Zabbix, Prometheus/Grafana, ELK Stack), IAAC (Terraform, Ansible), operating systems (CentOS, RedHat, Ubuntu, OraLinux, FreeBSD), application/web servers (NGINX, Apache, Tomcat, WEB hosting), databases (Azure SQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL), scripting languages (CSS, HTML, PHP, NODE.js, Python, Pascal, PowerShell, BASH), and more; - Certified in Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900) and Cisco NETacad; - Extensive experience in implementing CI/CD/CD for CRM systems, launching projects, and resolving architecture issues; - Proven track record in supporting and designing IT infrastructure, coordinating administrators, and providing user support in various organizations.

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Last Updated: 7 Dec 2023

- DevOps Engineer/System Engineer/Solution Architect with a robust 19-year background in the IT field, particularly in the FMCG, Telecom, and Gaming sectors. - Skilled in Suse, HP/Dell/Supermicro Products, Linux System Administration, Brocade Fibre Switches, and Software Installation. - Strong information technology professional with good interpersonal and communication skills. - Good troubleshooting and analytical skills.

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Vinnytsia, Ukraine
Last Updated: 13 Dec 2023

With over 15 years of intense experience in Linux/System/Network/DevOps Administration and Engineering, the candidate showcases an exceptional grasp of technologies like Kubernetes, HELM, Rook Ceph, and HashiCorp Vault/Consul. Devoted to continuous integration and deployment, they adeptly handle Jenkins, TeamCity, and Gitlab-CI, and demonstrate proficiency in network protocols and security. Their cloud knowledge extends through AWS, Digital Ocean, and Google Cloud Platform. Key languages include Python and Bash, emphasizing their fluency in Python for web automation, data scraping, and back-end development. They have contributed significantly to the success of projects within the MarTech/AdTech, government, and retail industries, sharpening their skills in automation, system monitoring, and infrastructure management.

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Hard skills of a Proxmox Developer

Hard skills of a Proxmox Developer:


  • Linux Administration: Proficiency in managing and configuring Linux-based operating systems.
  • Virtualization Technologies: Understanding of virtualization concepts and experience with Proxmox VE.
  • Networking: Knowledge of networking protocols, IP addressing, and firewall configuration.
  • Scripting: Ability to write scripts in Bash or Python for automating tasks.
  • Storage Management: Familiarity with storage technologies like RAID, LVM, and file systems.


  • Cluster Management: Experience in setting up and managing Proxmox clusters for high availability.
  • Backup and Disaster Recovery: Knowledge of backup strategies and disaster recovery planning.
  • Containerization: Understanding of containerization technologies like Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting: Proficiency in monitoring system performance and troubleshooting issues.
  • Security: Ability to implement security measures and best practices for Proxmox environments.
  • Automation: Experience with configuration management tools like Ansible for automating deployments.
  • Load Balancing: Knowledge of load balancing techniques and tools for optimizing resource utilization.


  • Performance Optimization: Expertise in optimizing Proxmox environments for maximum performance.
  • Advanced Networking: Deep understanding of network protocols, VLANs, and routing.
  • Storage Virtualization: Proficiency in managing storage virtualization technologies like Ceph.
  • Disaster Recovery Planning: Experience in designing and implementing robust disaster recovery solutions.
  • Container Orchestration: Knowledge of container orchestration platforms like Kubernetes.
  • High Availability: Ability to design and implement highly available Proxmox clusters.
  • Security Hardening: Expertise in hardening Proxmox environments against security threats.
  • Automation Frameworks: Experience with frameworks like Terraform for infrastructure automation.

Expert/Team Lead

  • Architecture Design: Ability to design complex Proxmox architectures for large-scale deployments.
  • Performance Tuning: Deep understanding of system internals and fine-tuning for optimal performance.
  • Cloud Integration: Experience in integrating Proxmox with public or private cloud platforms.
  • DevOps Practices: Proficiency in implementing DevOps practices for continuous integration and deployment.
  • Disaster Recovery Testing: Expertise in conducting and evaluating disaster recovery tests.
  • Advanced Security: Knowledge of advanced security concepts like intrusion detection and prevention.
  • Team Leadership: Experience leading a team of Proxmox developers and providing technical guidance.
  • Vendor Management: Ability to manage relationships with Proxmox vendors and negotiate contracts.
  • Project Management: Proficiency in managing Proxmox projects from initiation to delivery.
  • Training and Mentoring: Experience in training and mentoring junior Proxmox developers.
  • Technical Documentation: Ability to create comprehensive technical documentation for Proxmox environments.

What are top Proxmox instruments and tools?

  • Proxmox VE: Proxmox Virtual Environment (VE) is an open-source server virtualization platform. It was first released in 2008 and has gained popularity for its ease of use and robust features. Proxmox VE supports both container-based virtualization with LXC and full virtualization with KVM. It also provides high availability, clustering, and backup/restore functionalities. Proxmox VE is widely used by enterprises, service providers, and enthusiasts to create and manage virtual machines and containers.
  • PVE Manager: PVE Manager is the web-based management interface for Proxmox VE. It allows users to easily configure and monitor their virtualization infrastructure. PVE Manager provides a comprehensive dashboard with real-time status updates, performance graphs, and resource utilization information. It also offers a user-friendly interface for creating, migrating, and managing virtual machines and containers. PVE Manager has undergone continuous development and improvement since its initial release, making it a reliable tool for managing Proxmox VE environments.
  • Proxmox Backup Server: Proxmox Backup Server is a powerful backup and recovery solution specifically designed for Proxmox VE. It enables users to create automated backups of their virtual machines, containers, and data. Proxmox Backup Server supports various backup methods, including incremental backups, deduplication, and compression. It also provides flexible storage options, such as local disks, network storage, or cloud storage. With its intuitive web interface, Proxmox Backup Server simplifies the backup process and ensures data protection for Proxmox VE environments.
  • Proxmox Mail Gateway: Proxmox Mail Gateway is an open-source email security solution that integrates with Proxmox VE. It offers robust protection against spam, viruses, and other email-borne threats. Proxmox Mail Gateway supports multiple layers of filtering, including anti-virus scanning, anti-spam measures, and content filtering. It also provides features like quarantine management, policy enforcement, and reporting. Proxmox Mail Gateway helps organizations secure their email infrastructure and safeguard against email-based attacks.
  • Proxmox Cluster File System (pmxcfs): The Proxmox Cluster File System (pmxcfs) is a distributed file system used by Proxmox VE clusters. It allows multiple Proxmox VE nodes to share configuration files and synchronize changes in real-time. pmxcfs ensures consistency across the cluster and enables seamless failover and high availability. It plays a critical role in maintaining the integrity of the Proxmox VE cluster and facilitating efficient resource management.

Cases when Proxmox does not work

  1. Hardware Incompatibility: Proxmox may not work properly if it is installed on hardware that is not compatible with its system requirements. It is important to carefully check the hardware compatibility list provided by Proxmox to ensure that the server hardware meets the necessary specifications. Failure to do so may result in various issues and malfunctions.
  2. Insufficient Resources: Proxmox requires a certain amount of system resources to operate efficiently. If the server does not have enough CPU power, RAM, or storage capacity to handle the virtualization workload, it may lead to performance degradation or even complete failure of Proxmox. It is crucial to allocate an adequate amount of resources based on the number and complexity of virtual machines running on the server.
  3. Network Configuration Issues: Improper network configuration can cause problems with Proxmox. If network interfaces are not correctly set up or there are conflicts in IP addressing, it can result in connectivity issues between virtual machines and the outside world. It is essential to ensure that the network settings are properly configured and that there are no conflicts or misconfigurations.
  4. Software Compatibility: Proxmox relies on various software components, including the Linux kernel and specific drivers. If there are compatibility issues between Proxmox and any of these software components, it may lead to instability or failure. Keeping the software stack up to date and regularly checking for compatibility updates is crucial to avoid such issues.
  5. Insufficient Disk Space: Proxmox requires sufficient disk space to store virtual machine images, backups, and other data. If the server’s disk space is running low, it can cause Proxmox to malfunction or fail. Regular monitoring of disk usage and proper capacity planning are essential to ensure that there is always enough free space available.
  6. Improper Configuration: Proxmox is a complex system with various configuration options. If the system is not properly configured, it can lead to unexpected behavior or errors. It is important to follow best practices and consult Proxmox documentation or community resources to ensure that the system is configured correctly.
  7. Software Bugs and Issues: Like any software, Proxmox may have bugs or issues that can impact its functionality. In some cases, these issues may cause Proxmox to stop working or exhibit abnormal behavior. Keeping the system up to date with the latest updates and patches can help mitigate the impact of known bugs and issues.

TOP 10 Tech facts and history of creation and versions about Proxmox Development

  • Proxmox Development started in 2008 as an open-source virtualization management platform.
  • The project was initiated by Dietmar Maurer and Martin Maurer, who wanted to create a simplified and integrated solution for managing virtual machines and containers.
  • Proxmox follows a unique development methodology called “Open Core,” where the core features are open source, but additional enterprise features are available under a commercial license.
  • Proxmox VE, the flagship product of Proxmox Development, provides a comprehensive solution for virtualization, including support for both KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) and LXC (Linux Containers).
  • Proxmox VE allows users to efficiently manage and deploy virtual machines, containers, storage, and networking resources through a web-based interface.
  • Proxmox VE has an active and growing community of users and contributors worldwide, which has helped foster continuous development and improvement of the platform.
  • Proxmox Development introduced Proxmox Mail Gateway, a secure email gateway solution, in 2011, expanding its product portfolio beyond virtualization.
  • Proxmox VE has undergone several major version updates, introducing significant enhancements and improvements over the years.
  • Version 3.0, released in 2013, introduced support for clustering, allowing users to create high availability setups and distribute resources across multiple nodes.
  • Version 6.4, the latest stable release as of 2021, introduced numerous features such as live migration improvements, new storage options, and updated web interface.

Pros & cons of Proxmox

6 Pros of Proxmox

  • 1. High Performance: Proxmox offers excellent performance due to its lightweight and optimized architecture. It utilizes the Linux Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor, which provides near-native performance for virtualized workloads.
  • 2. Cost-Effective: Proxmox is an open-source platform, which means it is free to use. This makes it a highly cost-effective solution for businesses looking to implement virtualization or containerization without the need for expensive licenses.
  • 3. Versatility: Proxmox supports both virtualization and containerization, offering flexibility in deploying various types of workloads. With Proxmox, you can efficiently manage virtual machines (VMs) and containers within a single interface, simplifying your infrastructure management.
  • 4. Robust Management Tools: Proxmox provides a comprehensive web-based management interface that allows users to easily create, configure, and monitor virtual machines and containers. It offers a wide range of management features, including live migration, high availability, and backup/restore capabilities.
  • 5. Scalability: Proxmox is designed to scale with your growing infrastructure needs. It supports clustering, allowing you to create a highly available and scalable environment. You can seamlessly add new nodes to your Proxmox cluster, enabling you to expand your virtualization or containerization infrastructure as your requirements evolve.
  • 6. Active Community and Support: Proxmox has a large and active community of users and developers. This community-driven approach ensures ongoing improvements, regular updates, and a wealth of online resources, including forums, documentation, and tutorials. Additionally, Proxmox offers commercial support options for businesses that require professional assistance.

6 Cons of Proxmox

  • 1. Steep Learning Curve: While Proxmox provides comprehensive management tools, it may have a steep learning curve for users who are new to virtualization or containerization. Familiarizing yourself with the platform and its features may require some time and effort.
  • 2. Limited Hardware Support: Proxmox relies on the Linux Kernel and may have limitations in terms of hardware compatibility. It is crucial to ensure that your hardware components are supported by Proxmox before implementing it in your infrastructure.
  • 3. Lack of Official Vendor Support: As an open-source platform, Proxmox does not have official vendor support from hardware manufacturers or software vendors. While the community support is strong, businesses that require dedicated support from specific vendors may need to consider alternative solutions.
  • 4. Resource Requirements: Proxmox requires a certain level of system resources to function optimally. Depending on the scale of your virtualization or containerization environment, you may need to allocate sufficient CPU, memory, and storage resources to ensure smooth operation.
  • 5. Complexity for Beginners: Proxmox offers advanced features and capabilities, which can be overwhelming for beginners or those with limited technical expertise. It is recommended to have a solid understanding of virtualization and Linux systems before diving into Proxmox.
  • 6. Limited Commercial Add-Ons: While Proxmox itself is free and open-source, some advanced features and commercial add-ons may require additional licensing or subscription fees. Businesses requiring specific functionalities may need to evaluate the cost implications of these add-ons.

How and where is Proxmox used?

Case NameCase Description
VirtualizationProxmox Development is widely used for virtualization purposes. It provides a powerful and flexible platform for creating and managing virtual machines (VMs), allowing organizations to consolidate their IT infrastructure, reduce hardware costs, and improve resource utilization. With Proxmox, users can easily deploy and manage VMs based on popular hypervisors such as KVM and LXC, enabling efficient utilization of server resources.
High AvailabilityProxmox Development offers robust high availability (HA) capabilities, ensuring maximum uptime for critical applications. By leveraging Proxmox’s HA features, organizations can create highly resilient virtual environments that automatically detect and recover from node failures. This is particularly beneficial for businesses that require continuous availability and cannot afford downtime.
Disaster RecoveryProxmox Development plays a vital role in disaster recovery strategies. It enables organizations to implement efficient backup and restore mechanisms for their virtualized infrastructure. With Proxmox, users can create scheduled backups of VMs, store them on different storage devices or remote locations, and easily restore them in the event of a disaster. This ensures business continuity and minimizes data loss.
ContainerizationProxmox Development supports containerization technology through its integration of LXC (Linux Containers). LXC allows for lightweight and efficient deployment of applications by isolating them within individual containers. This enables organizations to achieve higher density, better resource utilization, and improved performance compared to traditional virtualization methods.
Private CloudProxmox Development serves as a foundation for building private cloud environments. It provides all the necessary components for creating and managing a private cloud infrastructure, including virtualization, storage, networking, and management tools. With Proxmox, organizations can establish their own secure and scalable cloud environment, offering flexibility, control, and cost savings compared to public cloud solutions.
Development and TestingProxmox Development is widely utilized in development and testing scenarios. It allows developers and testers to quickly provision and manage VMs for various development, debugging, and testing purposes. Proxmox’s snapshot and cloning features enable easy creation of test environments, facilitating rapid iteration and ensuring code stability before deployment.
Education and TrainingProxmox Development is used extensively in educational institutions and training centers to provide hands-on experience with virtualization technologies. It allows students and trainees to practice and experiment with VMs in a controlled environment, gaining valuable skills and knowledge in managing virtualized infrastructure.
Web HostingProxmox Development is a popular choice for web hosting providers. It offers a scalable and secure platform for hosting multiple websites and applications on a single physical server. With Proxmox’s resource management features, web hosting providers can optimize server utilization, ensure isolation between different hosting environments, and efficiently allocate resources to meet their customers’ demands.
Media StreamingProxmox Development can be leveraged for media streaming applications. By virtualizing media servers and utilizing Proxmox’s network capabilities, organizations can efficiently deliver multimedia content to their audience. Proxmox’s flexibility allows for seamless scalability and load balancing, ensuring smooth streaming experiences even during peak usage.
Internet of Things (IoT)Proxmox Development can be applied in IoT scenarios where virtualization is required. It enables organizations to create virtualized environments for managing and monitoring IoT devices and applications. Proxmox’s integration with various IoT platforms and protocols allows for centralized management, security, and scalability in IoT deployments.

TOP 10 Proxmox Related Technologies

  • Programming Languages

    Proxmox software development is primarily done using programming languages like C, C++, and Python. C is a low-level language known for its efficiency and close hardware interaction. C++ is an extension of C, offering object-oriented programming features. Python is a high-level language known for its simplicity and readability.

  • Virtualization

    Proxmox heavily relies on virtualization technologies like KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) and LXC (Linux Containers). KVM provides full virtualization capabilities, enabling the creation of virtual machines. LXC, on the other hand, offers lightweight containerization, allowing for efficient resource utilization and isolation.

  • Web Technologies

    Proxmox’s web-based management interface, Proxmox VE, is built using web technologies like HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. HTML5 provides the structure and content of the interface, CSS handles the styling and layout, while JavaScript adds interactivity and dynamic functionality.

  • Storage Technologies

    Proxmox supports various storage technologies, including ZFS (Zettabyte File System) and Ceph. ZFS is a robust and scalable file system that offers advanced features like data integrity, snapshots, and replication. Ceph is a distributed storage system that provides high availability and scalability.

  • Networking

    Proxmox relies on networking technologies like VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks) and bridges for network connectivity. VLANs allow for logical separation of networks, while bridges enable the connection between virtual machines and physical networks.

  • Automation and Orchestration

    Proxmox integrates with automation and orchestration tools like Ansible and Terraform. These tools enable the automation of deployment, configuration, and management tasks, streamlining the provisioning of virtual machines and infrastructure.

  • Monitoring and Logging

    Proxmox utilizes monitoring and logging technologies like Prometheus and Grafana. Prometheus collects metrics and data about the Proxmox environment, while Grafana provides visualizations and dashboards for monitoring and analysis.

Soft skills of a Proxmox Developer

Soft skills are essential for a Proxmox Developer as they contribute to effective communication, collaboration, and problem-solving in the development process. Here are the soft skills required for different levels of Proxmox Developers:


  • Attention to Detail: Ability to pay close attention to small details and ensure accuracy in coding and configurations.
  • Teamwork: Collaboration with team members to achieve project goals and contribute to a positive team dynamic.
  • Communication: Clear and concise communication skills to effectively express ideas and discuss technical concepts with team members.
  • Adaptability: Willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies, tools, and methodologies in the Proxmox environment.
  • Time Management: Efficiently manage time and prioritize tasks to meet project deadlines.


  • Problem Solving: Analytical and critical thinking skills to identify and resolve complex issues in the Proxmox infrastructure.
  • Leadership: Ability to take initiative, guide junior team members, and provide technical expertise to solve problems.
  • Collaboration: Work effectively with cross-functional teams, such as network administrators and system engineers, to ensure seamless integration of Proxmox solutions.
  • Documentation: Documenting architectural designs, configurations, and troubleshooting steps for future reference and knowledge sharing.
  • Mentoring: Assisting junior team members by sharing knowledge and providing guidance to enhance their skills and productivity.
  • Customer Focus: Understanding customer requirements and delivering solutions that meet their needs and expectations.
  • Continuous Learning: Actively seeking opportunities for self-improvement, staying updated with industry trends, and exploring new Proxmox features.


  • Project Management: Ability to lead and manage Proxmox projects, including planning, execution, and delivery.
  • Technical Expertise: In-depth knowledge and experience in Proxmox virtualization, networking, storage, and security.
  • Strategic Thinking: Ability to align Proxmox solutions with business objectives and propose innovative strategies to optimize infrastructure.
  • Decision Making: Making informed decisions based on thorough analysis, considering technical feasibility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Conflict Resolution: Resolving conflicts within the team or between different stakeholders while maintaining a positive and collaborative environment.
  • Vendor Management: Managing relationships with Proxmox vendors, evaluating new products, and negotiating contracts.
  • Risk Management: Identifying and mitigating risks associated with Proxmox deployments, ensuring data integrity and system stability.
  • Quality Assurance: Ensuring the quality of Proxmox solutions through thorough testing, code reviews, and adherence to best practices.

Expert/Team Lead

  • Strategic Planning: Developing long-term Proxmox roadmaps and strategies aligned with organizational goals.
  • Team Leadership: Leading Proxmox development teams, providing guidance, mentoring, and fostering a culture of innovation and excellence.
  • Architecture Design: Designing complex Proxmox architectures that optimize performance, scalability, and security.
  • Technical Vision: Defining the technical vision for Proxmox solutions and driving innovation in the field of virtualization and cloud computing.
  • Process Improvement: Continuously improving development processes, implementing automation, and enhancing efficiency.
  • Thought Leadership: Contributing to the Proxmox community through conference presentations, whitepapers, and technical blog posts.
  • Business Acumen: Understanding the business impact of Proxmox solutions, identifying opportunities for growth, and aligning technical decisions with business objectives.
  • Strategic Partnerships: Building strategic partnerships with technology vendors, service providers, and customers to drive Proxmox adoption and success.
  • Performance Optimization: Optimizing Proxmox infrastructure for maximum performance, scalability, and cost-efficiency.
  • Enterprise Integration: Integrating Proxmox solutions with existing enterprise systems, ensuring seamless data flow and interoperability.
  • Innovation: Driving innovation in Proxmox development, exploring emerging technologies, and proposing novel solutions to complex challenges.

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