Downloading Proxmox Container images

Before you can create a LXC container on a Proxmox virtualized environment, you need to download the template images first from an available list. You need to pre-download the images first befoe you can create new containers from them in the web ui.

From the docs here, there steps are (while ssh’d into your Proxmox server):

Update catalog of available templates:

pveam update

List the available templates:

root@pve:~# pveam available

system          alpine-3.3-default_20160427_amd64.tar.xz

system          alpine-3.4-default_20161206_amd64.tar.xz

system          alpine-3.5-default_20170504_amd64.tar.xz

system          archlinux-base_20170704-1_amd64.tar.gz

system          centos-6-default_20161207_amd64.tar.xz

system          centos-7-default_20170504_amd64.tar.xz

system          debian-6.0-standard_6.0-7_amd64.tar.gz

system          debian-7.0-standard_7.11-1_amd64.tar.gz

system          debian-8.0-standard_8.7-1_amd64.tar.gz

system          debian-9.0-standard_9.0-2_amd64.tar.gz

system          fedora-24-default_20161207_amd64.tar.xz

system          fedora-25-default_20170316_amd64.tar.xz

system          gentoo-current-default_20170503_amd64.tar.xz

system          opensuse-42.2-default_20170406_amd64.tar.xz

system          ubuntu-12.04-standard_12.04-1_amd64.tar.gz

system          ubuntu-14.04-standard_14.04-1_amd64.tar.gz

system          ubuntu-16.04-standard_16.04-1_amd64.tar.gz

system          ubuntu-16.10-standard_16.10-1_amd64.tar.gz

system          ubuntu-17.04-standard_17.04-1_amd64.tar.gz

For each of the templates you wish to use, download using for example for Ubuntu 14.04:

pveam download local ubuntu-14.04-standard_14.04-1_amd64.tar.gz

Now from the web ui, you should be able to click the ‘Create CT’ button and pick from your available templates:


5 Replies to “Downloading Proxmox Container images”

        1. I see this:

          /mnt/pve/cephfs/template/cache# ls -la
          total 984845
          drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4 Dec 6 21:32 .
          drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 2 Dec 11 2019 ..
          -rw-r–r– 1 root root 68649456 Sep 26 2019 centos-7-default_20190926_amd64.tar.xz
          -rw-r–r– 1 root root 512197623 Sep 29 14:59 proxmox-mailgateway-7.0-standard_7.0-1_amd64.tar.gz
          -rw-r–r– 1 root root 213430501 Jan 24 2019 ubuntu-18.04-standard_18.04.1-1_amd64.tar.gz
          -rw-r–r– 1 root root 214203058 Apr 25 2020 ubuntu-20.04-standard_20.04-1_amd64.tar.gz

          So I suppose one can simple download a container from whereever and place it at that location to make it available for installation.

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