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Hi Guys

 

i dont know a lot about these so please excuse my ignorance

 

I have seen this

 

basically i want a box i can shove hidden away in the corner (would hopefully be able to remote into it either through teamviewer or ssh)

 

I seen this

 

http://www.ebuyer.com/430446-hp-proliant-g7-n54l-2-2ghz-microserver-ebuyer-704941-421

 

Now i see it has 4 drive slots what is LFF?

 

I will be looking at putting linux on it. anything you guys suggest?

 

Will be accessed by two linux laptops, a windows laptop (very occasionally) and an ipad

 

will there be any issues with this?

 

 

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Just double check that memory works in the box.. There are some listings of what memory works. I would validate it before order.

And yes even though they list 8GB max, there are many many people showing that they work up to 16GB, for what he is doing 8 should be more than enough.

I only have 8, and run multiple VMs, etc If he is just going to run 1 os and share some files 8 should be more than sufficient.

@fahim
"Correct - you don't have to use RAID. I don't (anymore)."

Really - kind of surprised at that coming from you.. Its a bit off topic, but I would be interested in your new setup. I was always pretty impressed with how you have leveraged your setup to provide for lots of storage. So are you using a 3rd party drive pooling software? Or Windows built in stuff? Something else?

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Yeah looking at the 8gb, i dont need 16gb really

 

only getting 8gb due to the fact i might have some vm's on there to play with

 

 

Ok this might be another dumb questions

 

If i have a VM setup on the servier with says ARch Linux installed on it

 

how do i access that from say my laptop?

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Hello,

Yeah looking at the 8gb, i dont need 16gb really
 
only getting 8gb due to the fact i might have some vm's on there to play with
 
 
Ok this might be another dumb questions
 
If i have a VM setup on the servier with says ARch Linux installed on it
 
how do i access that from say my laptop?

If by VM setup on the server you mean ESXi, then:

1: VM Workstation
2: vCenter

None are free though. ESXi 5.1 does provide free access to their client to use with ESXi.

Thats a quick resume; Im sure others will clear it up a lot.

I just got cross eyed :( Two threads talking about two similar topics :laugh:

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How would you access a arch linux setup on a physical box from your laptop? ;)

You would use ssh, remote desktop software, etc. If you want console access like you were standing in front of the arch linux on physical with a monitor, etc. Then you use the vclient installed on your laptop and console to the VM.. For example you want to do something in the bios of the VM machine, or do something with the bootup of the OS running on the VM, console access gives you that functionality.

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Just think of your VM as any other headless type system you would setup on physical hardware - how do you access it remotely and there you go.

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Just double check that memory works in the box.. There are some listings of what memory works. I would validate it before order.

And yes even though they list 8GB max, there are many many people showing that they work up to 16GB, for what he is doing 8 should be more than enough.

I only have 8, and run multiple VMs, etc If he is just going to run 1 os and share some files 8 should be more than sufficient.

@fahim
"Correct - you don't have to use RAID. I don't (anymore)."

Really - kind of surprised at that coming from you.. Its a bit off topic, but I would be interested in your new setup. I was always pretty impressed with how you have leveraged your setup to provide for lots of storage. So are you using a 3rd party drive pooling software? Or Windows built in stuff? Something else?

 

Mine is running 16GB - I bought 2 of these DIMMs, although cheaper than they are today (I paid about

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Was about to recommend upgrading to 8GB... makes a difference.. I am running WHS2011 on my box, and it does run pretty sweet!

 

Was looking at running AMAHI ... looks rather interesting! - link :http://www.amahi.org/

 

 

Amahi does look interesting might stick that in Virtualbox later and have a play around with it

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My Linux VM is Arch.  

It sounds like you have no idea how virtualization works Haggis.  I would highly recommend toying with it, its damned amazing.

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I have virtual machines on my laptop where I play around with different distros etc

What I aas not sure of was using them on another machine

Cheers for all the info guyd

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HP Microserver's are great.  I've got mine running WHS2011 and I use another inexpensive program called DriveBender to Pool my 4 storage drives to look like 1.  I have a small SSD for the OS, it sits in the ODD bay, and I put four 3Tb Seagate drives in the removable bays.  DriveBender let me install just two at first, then add 2 more as my storage needs increased.  Best part, I can pull one of the drives out with the system off and put it in another system and still see the files on it.  Since I store only items I have backed up elsewhere, I chose not to run any RAID.  I wouldn't use RAID 5 if you're going to do all 2Tb drives.  The rebuild time on a 6Tb array would be far too dangerous to perform in a reasonable amount of time.  Also, 25Gb blurays have come down enough in price to make them a practical backup medium.  I have an external USB Bluray drive I use to backup data from any of my computers.  

 

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I installed Ubuntu Server on Virtualbox tonight and had a play around with it

 

So far managed to get ssh working which was a must

samba is working and i can share files

 

not really sure what else i would need

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Ordering this at the end of February :)

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Ordered and was delivered today

 

cant wait to get home and get my hands on it

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