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    Net::Proxmox::VE - Pure perl API for Proxmox virtualisation

        use Net::Proxmox::VE;

        %args = (
            host     => 'proxmox.local.domain',
            password => 'barpassword',
            username => 'root', # optional
            port     => 8006,   # optional
            realm    => 'pam',  # optional

        $host = Net::Proxmox::VE->new(%args);

        $host->login() or die ('Couldn\'t log in to proxmox host');

    We are still moving things around and trying to come up with something
    that makes sense. We havent yet implemented all the API functions, so
    far we only have a basic internal abstraction of the REST interface and
    a few modules for each function tree within the API.

    Any enchancements are greatly appreciated ! (use github, link below)

    Please dont be offended if we refactor and rework submissions. Perltidy
    with default settings is prefered style.

    Oh, our tests are all against a running server. Care to help make them

    This API would be far nicer if it returned nice objects representing
    different aspects of the system. Such an arrangement would be far better
    than how this module is currently layed out. It might also be less
    repetitive code.

    This Class provides the framework for talking to Proxmox VE 2.0 API
    instances. This just provides a get/delete/put/post abstraction layer as
    methods on Proxmox VE REST API This also handles the ticket headers
    required for authentication

    More details on the API can be found here:

    This class provides the building blocks for someone wanting to use PHP
    to talk to Proxmox 2.0. Relatively simple piece of code, just provides a
    get/put/post/delete abstraction layer as methods on top of Proxmox's
    REST API, while also handling the Login Ticket headers required for

    Returns the API version of the proxmox server we are talking to

    Checks that the api we are talking to is at least version 2.0

    Returns true if the api version is at least 2.0 (perl style true or

    Has a single optional argument of 1 or 0 representing enable or disable

    Undef (ie no argument) leaves the debug status untouched, making this
    method call simply a query.

    Returns the resultant debug status (perl style true or false)

    An action helper method that just takes a path as an argument and
    returns the value of action() with the DELETE method

    An action helper method that just takes a path as an argument and
    returns the value of action with the GET method

    Creates the Net::Proxmox::VE object and returns it.


      my $obj = Net::Proxmox::VE->new(%args);
      my $obj = Net::Proxmox::VE->new(\%args);

    Valid arguments are...

        Proxmox host instance to interact with. Required so no default.

        User name used for authentication. Defaults to 'root', optional.

        Pass word user for authentication. Required so no default.

        TCP port number used to by the Proxmox host instance. Defaults to
        8006, optional.

        Authentication realm to request against. Defaults to 'pam' (local
        auth), optional.

        If you're using a self-signed certificate, SSL verification is going
        to fail, and we need to tell "IO::Socket::SSL" not to attempt
        certificate verification.

        This option is passed on as "ssl_opts" options to
        "LWP::UserAgent->new()", ultimately for "IO::Socket::SSL".

        Using it like this, causes "LWP::UserAgent" and "IO::Socket::SSL"
        not to attempt SSL verification:

            use IO::Socket::SSL qw(SSL_VERIFY_NONE);
            %args = (
                ssl_opts => {
                    SSL_verify_mode => SSL_VERIFY_NONE,
                    verify_hostname => 0
            my $proxmox = Net::Proxmox::VE->new(%args);

        Your connection will work now, but beware: you are now susceptible
        to a man-in-the-middle attack.

        Enabling debugging of this API (not related to proxmox debugging in
        any way). Defaults to false, optional.

    An action helper method that takes two parameters: $path, \%post_data
    $path to post to, hash ref to %post_data

    You are returned what action() with the POST method returns

    An action helper method that takes two parameters: path hash ref to post
    data your returned what post returns

    returns the url prefix used in the rest api calls

    Proxmox Website

    API reference

     Contribute at

     This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
     the same terms as Perl itself.


     Brendan Beveridge <>
     Dean Hamstead <>