In this article you can learn how to setup the host, with Proxmox 2.x VE on Hetzner EX4, with Debian Squeeze 64 bit.
First we need a few changes in kernel parameters.
The target setup requires some deviation from the default kernel settings of Debian: IP forwarding and Proxy ARP should be set. Change
/etc/sysctl.conf as follows:
### Hetzner Online AG installimage # sysctl config net.ipv4.ip_forward=1 net.ipv4.conf.all.rp_filter=1 net.ipv4.icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts=1 net.ipv4.conf.all.proxy_arp=1 net.ipv4.conf.default.proxy_arp=1
We reload the kernel variables from
/etc/sysctl.d/, because there are hints about recent issues, nevertheless the Proxmox staff do not bother with it too much.
#!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # Load kernel variables from /etc/sysctl.d # see: http://wiki.debian.org/BridgeNetworkConnections /etc/init.d/procps restart exit 0
Change the following four files accordingly.
Add here the public IP of your server and the hostname.
127.0.0.1 localhost PUBLIC_SERVER_IP myhost.hu myhost
Once again just the plain hostname
myhost goes into here.
Here you should list the nameservers of Hetzner, optionally of others, as well.
### Hetzner Online AG installimage # nameserver config nameserver 18.104.22.168 nameserver 22.214.171.124 nameserver 126.96.36.199
First of all, get these three IP addresses from the original
/etc/network/interface file, and write it down: PUBLICSERVERIP, SERVERGATEWAY and BROADCASTADDRESS. ADDITIONALSERVERIP is the second public IP address, what I ordered additionally.
I setup three network bridges on the host:
vmbr0will handle the second public IP (ADDITIONALSERVERIP), and the guest on this bridge will appear on on the Internet with this public IP. I'll use it for the guest running the Pound load balancer.
vmbr1will be a private LAN for all the guest, but through
vmbr1the guests will be able to go out to the Internet, it will be NAT-et through the host interface.
vmbr2is also a private LANs to connect the guests with each other, but completely isolated from Internet.
For the final working setup Shorewall must be also up and running. Without Shorewall, you can still test this setup, if you comment out the line below the comment lines "
# use only if Shorewall is down:", in both
vmbr1 brigde configs.
### Hetzner Online AG - installimage # Loopback device: auto lo iface lo inet loopback # # external interface of the host auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address PUBLIC_SERVER_IP netmask 255.255.255.255 gateway SERVER_GATEWAY broadcast BROADCAST_ADDRESS pointopoint SERVER_GATEWAY # # bridge for VMs with public IPs (DMZ) auto vmbr0 iface vmbr0 inet static address PUBLIC_SERVER_IP netmask 255.255.255.255 broadcast BROADCAST_ADDRESS bridge_ports none bridge_stp off bridge_fd 0 # use only if Shorewall is down: # up ip route add ADDITIONAL_SERVER_IP/32 dev vmbr0 # # bridge for internal LAN with private IPs auto vmbr1 iface vmbr1 inet static address 192.168.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 bridge_ports none bridge_stp off bridge_fd 0 # use only if Shorewall is down # post-up iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -s '192.168.0.0/24' -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE # post-down iptables -t nat -D POSTROUTING -s '192.168.0.0/24' -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE # # bridge for second internal LAN with private IPs auto vmbr2 iface vmbr2 inet static address 10.10.10.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 bridge_ports none bridge_stp off bridge_fd 0
Shorewall firewall settings
Shorewall is a firewall configuration tool, and has very handy solutions to configure complex network setup on iptables, like proxy ARP and masquerading for NATs. Simple change the following Shorewall config files accordingly.
Shorewall install and initial config
First of all, install Shorewall:
apt-get install shorewall
You probably noticed a warning message at the end of the Shorewall installation, telling you the program will not start unless you change the
/etc/default/shorewall file. You can do this by changing
startup = 0 to
startup = 1.
/etc/shorewall/shorewall.conf and change the following values:
And two simple tricks for quality. First, always check the Shorewall config files for correct syntax by
shorewall check. To switch temporary to the new config, but return to the old ones after 60 seconds use
shorewall try /etc/shorewall 60
Network config in Shorewall
The following config files implement then the required firewall functionality, as well as the target network setup. For more details please refer to Shorewall docs.
# http://linux.die.net/man/5/shorewall-zones #ZONE TYPE OPTIONS IN OUT # OPTIONS OPTIONS fw firewall net ipv4 loc ipv4 dmz ipv4
# http://linux.die.net/man/5/shorewall-interfaces #ZONE INTERFACE BROADCAST OPTIONS net eth0 detect logmartians,tcpflags,nosmurfs dmz vmbr0 detect logmartians,bridge,routefilter,tcpflags,nosmurfs dmz vmbr1 detect logmartians,bridge,routefilter loc vmbr2 detect logmartians,bridge,routefilter
# http://linux.die.net/man/5/shorewall-policy #SOURCE DEST POLICY LOG LEVEL LIMIT:BURST # 1. fw - loc fw loc ACCEPT loc fw ACCEPT # 2. fw - dmz fw dmz ACCEPT dmz fw DROP info # 3. fw - net fw net ACCEPT net fw DROP info # 4. dmz - net dmz net ACCEPT net dmz DROP info # 5. loc - dmz loc dmz ACCEPT dmz loc DROP info # 6. loc - net loc net ACCEPT net loc DROP info # THE FOLLOWING POLICY MUST BE LAST all all REJECT info
# http://linux.die.net/man/5/shorewall-rules #ACTION SOURCE DEST PROTO DEST SOURCE ORIGINAL RATE # # Accept particular connections from Internet # # Permit access to SSH SSH/ACCEPT net fw - - - - 6/min:5 # # Permit access to Proxmox Manager and Console ACCEPT net fw tcp 443,5900:5999,8006 # # PING Rules Ping/ACCEPT all all # Permit traffic to - certain - VMs in DMZ HTTP/ACCEPT net dmz:$ADDITIONAL_SERVER_IP SSH/ACCEPT net dmz:$ADDITIONAL_SERVER_IP # # LAST LINE -- DO NOT REMOVE
# implements NAT on vmbr1 #INTERFACE SOURCE ADDRESS PROTO PORT(S) IPSEC MARK eth0 192.168.0.0/24
# vmbr0 apperars on the Internet #ADDRESS INTERFACE EXTERNAL HAVEROUTE PERSISTENT $ADDITIONAL_SERVER_IP vmbr0 eth0
Now we can start to build guests on the Proxmox web interface. The guest will be behind a firewall, but can have access to the Internet, if they have an network interface on
vmbr1, and can be accessed from the Internet, if the have an other interface on