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TShahakim
post May 14 2020, 02:29 PM

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QUOTE(HuorEarfalas @ May 14 2020, 11:42 AM)
I didnt know VB had a bare metal hypervisor... As for vmware, I heard the bare metal free license allows limited VM only...

I begin with xcp-ng from the beginning and have stuck with it since... works great depending whether you're using XOA or XCP-NG Centre as the hypervisor management tool
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Oh yaya forgot hve only tried vb on vmware workstation

I tried esxi free version it seems enough for my use well i hope. But will give xcpng and proxmox a try later when i hve the chance

Seems like you had a great time with xcpng tho, kinda feel excited to try myself
neuromancerx
post Jun 13 2020, 09:58 PM

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Use free esxi and let the physical server running headless.

Run openmediavault 5 for NAS. You can expand its functionality by running docker container (transmission bt, plex, nms, web app whatever you want to try).

Run xpenology if you want to experience synology UI. Running xpenology in baremetal server require some degree of knowledge, run it from esxi is the easiest.
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post Jul 6 2020, 06:36 PM

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Anyone here familiar with Proxmox? I intend to use it as daily driver to load a Pop OS and a macOS concurrently. I'm trying to figure out what is the optimal storage setup needed for this to run, if I'm using a normal ATX motherboard.
ahlooii
post Jul 29 2020, 04:13 PM

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QUOTE(edex @ Apr 7 2020, 02:04 PM)
Based on your requirement, better u run Unraid.
U can run jellyfin/plex for ur media streaming. torrent cliend also available.
search youtube for unraid. alot of example there.

u can ask me if u have question.

Now i'm running server with celeron j1800i, 8GB ram, 2TB parity disk and 1.5 TB data. Power usage about 15watt

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Shit, this built is stealth as hell, is it holding up okay? I am planning something like that. As my old 4th gen i5 is drinking my tnb bill. haha. What have you hosted on your unraid?

I hosted mine with
Steam Library
Nextcloud
Bitwarden password manager
Steamcache 
Pihole Adblock
Reverse proxy
Dokuwiki
Duplicati
Jellyfin
Sonarr
Radarr

Do you do video steaming on them? if yes on what bitrate or res you playing? Transcode or without?

Because i saw new gen celeron can handle 4k pretty well but im still curious the ability of 15w TDP although with the help of Intel Quick Sync.
ahlooii
post Jul 29 2020, 04:17 PM

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QUOTE(hahakim @ Apr 7 2020, 01:50 PM)
So basically here my case of use in general (as of now):
- for file sharing, media streaming etc.
- running and tinkering with different os

My plan is to run virtualbox with:
- freenas in VM (for storage management, media streaming)
- ubuntu (torrent, downloads, anonymity purposes n yadayada)
I dont quite get it with how to access the virtualbox actually. If i put the server in different room, am i able to remote access those VMs (freenas & ubuntu) with my pc or my laptop at living room? If yes, how the experience be like? I never try remote access before

I havent tried anything yet bcause i want to plan first how the server is going to be set up, and build it on 'solid' foundation.
Dont want to install much stuff if I happen to upgrade it in future.

Btw is virtualbox good for managing the VMs and having them remote access?
Not fond of windows or ubuntu server for the extra heavy resources and proprietary software.
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So how's your journey of setting all those up? x)

But from your objective of being able to (storage management, media streams, torrent), you can basically done all these with any linux distro either in headless server or if you refer UI maybe just install ubuntu then add in other features like SMB + Nextcloud for storage management, Plex/Emby/Jellyfin For media streams and transmission-daemon for web torrenting.
Lord Tiki Mick
post Jul 30 2020, 03:11 AM

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Advantage of using VM is you can easily switch to use a different setup (OS, distro or application) if you're not satisfied with the previous setup. Moreover, there might be an existing OS image that can just reuse.

BTW, you don't use VirtualBox for remote access, for Linux you typically use ssh for command line. For GUI or other OSes, I don't know.
TShahakim
post Jul 31 2020, 07:15 PM

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QUOTE(ahlooii @ Jul 29 2020, 04:17 PM)
So how's your journey of setting all those up? x)

But from your objective of being able to (storage management, media streams, torrent), you can basically done all these with any linux distro either in headless server or if you refer UI maybe just install ubuntu then add in other features like SMB + Nextcloud for storage management, Plex/Emby/Jellyfin For media streams and transmission-daemon for web torrenting.
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As of now, only running freenas as my file server cause it's what I feel I'd be using most of the time.

As for virtualisation, at first I thought of going with vmware but didn't feel like it. Doesn't feel like the way to go since esxi 7.x from what I read, is hardware compatibility nightmare. Plus docker is getting more mainstream. Still great for production though imo just not for hobbyists. Just for the compatibility issue that took it away for me.

Currently I'm learning kvm headless and oh boy, what a learning curve. Idk if able to go headless kvm. Gui centos might be the way to go if trying headless took too long for me.

 

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