• Loving Proxmox

    From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to All on Mon Aug 31 11:32:00 2020
    MRO, I think it was you who mentioned Proxmox?

    I've got a broken Thinkpad with an SSD and 16 GB of RAM running
    Proxmox 6.2, and I've loaded it up with Windows Server 2012r2, 2019,
    a couple of Ubuntu VMs and an old XP VM, fired them all up and just
    barely maxxed out the CPU.

    Setting up a LetsEncrypt cert took maybe 2 minutes.

    Underneath is all Debian, so it's easy to understand.

    Using the Spice protocol for remote access is nice, VNC feels a bit
    clunky by comparison.

    Next up is going to be getting a big SATA drive and turning my Netgear
    R6400 router into a NFS host for it, and a CIFS host to back up my
    Windows PCs to.

    The next VM is going to be a container, I want to run NGINX as a
    reverse proxy and open up some other machines - right now everything
    NATs to the BBS.

    Not bad for a $5 goodwill router and a parts laptop.



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  • From paulie420@VERT/BEERS20 to poindexter FORTRAN on Wed Sep 2 22:39:00 2020
    MRO, I think it was you who mentioned Proxmox?

    I need to check into proxmox, as I don't know much about it YET...

    I've got a broken Thinkpad with an SSD and 16 GB of RAM running
    Proxmox 6.2, and I've loaded it up with Windows Server 2012r2, 2019,
    a couple of Ubuntu VMs and an old XP VM, fired them all up and just
    barely maxxed out the CPU.

    This is why I replied; just a heads up, I use Thinkpads as my main rigs.
    Mostly T430s & T440 machines - but I do have a slew of Thinkpad parts, in
    case you're needing something to make a complete laptop.

    Sorry to jump in... but... ThinkPads! Yay!



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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to paulie420 on Thu Sep 3 06:42:00 2020
    paulie420 wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    This is why I replied; just a heads up, I use Thinkpads as my main
    rigs. Mostly T430s & T440 machines - but I do have a slew of Thinkpad parts, in case you're needing something to make a complete laptop.

    Thanks for the offer - this one came with a broken keyboard, but I
    don't need a keyboard for it. When I do need to configure it locally,
    I have a mini USB keyboard I plug in.



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