Proxmox Change Hostname or IP on Cluster Node

Recently I wanted to adjust the VLAN's and Subnet's in my home lab, and came across the fact that Proxmox doesn't support changing anything about the host networking. In fact, most placed I looked suggested you just re-install the whole OS! That just didn't sit well with me, so I figured out how to actually change it. In case someone else out there wants to do this too, I figured I'd make a concise guide to do so, here you are!

Update Guide

Open a shell on the nodes you are updating, and elevate to root. 1 In each node, preform the following process at the same time. If you're using tmux like me you can execute setw synchronize-panes on to run your commands in all panes. Printout the existing cluster network config to view your starting point.

cat /etc/pve/corosync.conf | grep ring0_addr -A 1 -B 4

Shutdown corosync and pve-cluster services

systemctl stop pve-cluster
systemctl stop corosync

Switch the cluster file system to local mode so we can edit corosync.conf:

pmxcfs -l

Now in each node, edit corosync.conf in two places to make your changes:

  • /etc/pve/corosync.conf
  • /etc/corosync/corosync.conf For example, I started with:
  node {
    name: pveworker0
    nodeid: 2
    quorum_votes: 1
  node {
    name: salmonsec
    nodeid: 1
    quorum_votes: 1

And ended with: 2 Now restore:

systemctl start corosync
systemctl start pve-cluster

You should now be able to confirm the changes via pvecm status:

Membership information
    Nodeid      Votes Name
0x00000001          1 (local)
0x00000002          1

There you are, have fun!