Notes to Self

Alex Sokolsky's Notes on Computers and Programming

Home Assistant in a VM

Setting up Home Assistant in a VM. Followed this guide.

Also consider:

Identify HAOS Image

Download a KVM qcow2 image from Used laptop to un-compress it into haos_ova-9.2.qcow2.

Create directory on proxmox to store qcow images:

root@fuji:~# ls -la /var/lib/vz/template/
total 16
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Jan 19  2022 .
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 Feb  9  2020 ..
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Oct 22 12:19 cache
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Oct 22 13:47 iso
root@fuji:~# mkdir /var/lib/vz/template/qcow

Copy the image there:

alex@latitude7490:~/Downloads/ > scp haos_ova-9.2.qcow2 root@fuji:/var/lib/vz/template/qcow

Create VM

Create a VM. Replace 104 with your desired VM ID.

qm create 104 \
    --name hass \
    --bios ovmf \
    --boot order=virtio0 \
    --machine q35 \
    --cores 2 \
    --memory 4096 \
    --scsihw virtio-scsi-pci \
    --net0 model=virtio,bridge=vmbr0 \
    --agent enabled=1 \
    --tablet 0

Create an EFI disk:

qm set 104 --efidisk0 local-lvm:1,format=raw

Import disk:

qm importdisk 104 /var/lib/vz/template/qcow/haos_ova-9.2.qcow2 local-lvm

and then attach it to VM:

qm set 104 --virtio0 local-lvm:vm-104-disk-1

Manually changed it to cache=writeback.

You no longer need the qcow2 image:

rm /var/lib/vz/template/qcow/haos_ova-9.2.qcow2

Start the VM.

In the router settings create a static lease.

Restart the VM to take advantage of the newly allocated IP address.

Access Home Assistant

Point your browser to homeassistant.

Continue with configuration.