In this tutorial, we’re going to look at how to install Home Assistant on Proxmox.
There are technically two different ways to set up Home Assistant on Proxmox and we’re going to look at both below. The first way is automated, meaning that you run a script and it will walk you through the different options that you can use. This is incredibly easy, however, many people don’t feel comfortable running scripts, so we’ll look at how to manually install it as well.
How to Set Up Home Assistant on Proxmox
The two options that we’ll look at below will show you how to set up Home Assistant on Proxmox using a script (first option and automated) or manually.
How to Set Up Home Assistant on Proxmox – Automated
1. Review the script that we’ll be running below and ensure you’re comfortable proceeding. To give you my personal input, I have used this every time I’ve set up Home Assistant on Proxmox, but you should review it on your own as well.
NOTE: You can also check out ttecks GitHub page here (creator of the script)!
2. Access the Shell of your Proxmox server.
3. Run the command below to install Home Assistant.
bash -c "$(wget -qLO - https://github.com/tteck/Proxmox/raw/main/vm/haos-vm-v4.sh)"
4. Select Yes to create a new Home Assistant VM.
5. If you’d like to use the default settings, you can, however, I normally select No to configure my Home Assistant setup.
6. Select the version that you’d like to use.
7. Set a virtual machine ID (this can generally stay as-is).
8. Set the hostname that you’d like to use.
9. Allocate the total number of CPU cores.
10. Allocate the total memory that the VM should have.
11. This section will ask you to configure the bridge network. Leave this as default (though your screenshot may look different) and select OK.
12. Leave the MAC Address as default and select OK.
13. If you’re using a VLAN and would like this virtual machine to use that VLAN, you’ll have to enter the VLAN tag here. However, if you don’t have VLANs set up, you can select OK.
14. Select Yes to start the VM when it’s finished installing.
15. Finally, select Yes to create the virtual machine!
16. Home Assistant will now download and install!
17. Once it finishes installing, you can open the console window for the VM and view the IP address that was assigned or access home assistant by the Home Assistant URL. After connecting to the URL, you’ll have to finish setting up Home Assistant, but it will be ready to go afterward!
How to Set Up Home Assistant on Proxmox – Manually
After looking at how to set up Proxmox using a script, you might not be comfortable running a script that is written and maintained by someone else. The process below will be slightly more involved but will walk you through how to set up Home Assistant on Proxmox manually.
1. Navigate to the Home Assistant downloads page and download the KVM/Proxmox (.qcow2) file.
2. Extract the file, then rename it from .qcow2 to .img on your Mac/PC. This step is important because our goal is to upload it to our ISO images library, then import it into our virtual machine and the ISOs directory doesn’t traditionally store .qcow2 images.
3. After you rename the file, upload it to your ISO Images location.
4. Select Create VM and then enter a name.
5. In the OS tab, select do not use any media.
6. In the System tab, check off QEMU Agent.
7. In the Disks tab, delete (red trash can) the scsi0 disk. You shouldn’t have any disks listed after doing this.
7. Set the CPU tab to use two cores.
8. Set the Memory to use 4GB.
9. Navigate to the Confirm tab and ensure that Start After Created is NOT selected. Then select finish to create the virtual machine.
10. Run the command below substituting the current version, VM ID, and Storage Location. After running the command below, the disk will be imported into your VM!
NOTE: If you’re using a separate location for your ISOs like a Synology NAS, you’ll have to navigate to that storage location. Once again, you might have to update the version below to match what you downloaded.
qm importdisk <VMID> /var/lib/vz/template/iso/haos_ova-8.4.img <STORAGE_LOCATION>
11. Select the virtual machine and edit the unused disk that we just imported.
12. Select Add to add the disk to the VM.
13. Next, select Add and then EFI Disk. Select your EFI Storage, uncheck pre-enroll keys, then select OK.
14. Finally (for the hardware changes), select Edit on the BIOS and set it as OMVF (UEFI).
15. Select Options, then Edit the boot order.
16. Uncheck ide2 and net0 and then check scsi0. Select OK to save these settings.
16. You can now start the virtual machine! It will take a little while to boot up the first time.
17. Once it finishes booting, you can open the console window for the VM and view the IP address that was assigned or access Home Assistant by the Home Assistant URL. After connecting to the URL, you’ll have to finish setting up Home Assistant, but it will be ready to go afterward!
Conclusion – How to Set Up Home Assistant on Proxmox
This tutorial looked at how to set up Home Assistant on Proxmox. The two options above will have the exact same end result, meaning that Home Assistant will be installed and you’ll be able to use the supervised version. However, the way that you go about them is entirely different. Depending on if you’re comfortable running scripts on your Proxmox server, that will probably determine if you’d like to use the first option.
Thanks for checking out the tutorial on how to set up Home Assistant on Proxmox. If you have any questions on how to set up Home Assistant on Proxmox, please leave them in the comments!