Which server comes first?
Hello Team! I have two questions, both relative to a home server & networking project I am beginning.
1. First, I have a full tower case, within which I plan to house the following servers.
Which one(s) do I want to install first, versus which one(s) is/are best to run as virtual server(s)?
2. Second issue is hardware-related. If I am going to have one box doing all the work of all the servers listed above, just how much horsepower do I need:
- What's the minimum HW specs I can get away with?
- What would be a recommendedation for "comfort level" specs?
- What would "ideal" specs look like?
The HW currently in this tower:
- AMD 4800+ AM2 x64 Proc
- 2 GB RAM
- Assorted SATA & IDE HDDs
Please keep in mind that this is for a home network, with an absolute maximum of 10 consecutive users. However, at least 90% of the time will see only 1 to 3 concurrent users.
In any case, the greatest majority of work will be Internet accessibility. Only two users will be creating 75% or more of the File Server load, and the Web Server may eventually host a family website, but for now is mostly for me to practice on.
One final caveat... I am maybe 5 degrees right of total newbie. I decided to post this in Servers, rather than Newbies, because I doubt most newbies would be crazy enough to attempt Servers and Virtualization as their first Linux project.
I am experienced enough though, that I could probably resolve most of my own issues with basic desktop projects.
(We'll test that theory after the server is up and running. I plan to build 3 workstations, and have roaming profiles to allow 5 daily Users to move freely between a variety of workstations: 3 Linux, 1 Mac OS X, 1 Win Vista, 1 Win XP, and 2 laptops, both with Win XP.)
Any and all comments, suggestions, answers, really good answers, nose-thumbing, and/or Bronx cheers will be welcome and greatly appreciated.
Win or lose, but at least play!
(Wow! Great quote! Wonder if I can claim it?)