So I bought a pair of HP Gen 7 DL360 servers from CraigsList. The process was pretty painless and they are decent specs.
- Xeon L5640 Six Core – 2.27GHz CPU (pair)
- 48GB of ECC RAM
- 146GB of storage space for LVM and local (hoping to increase)
I decided, after trying a few bare metal options, to settle on Proxmox. Seemed easy to use, it gave me a lot of options from the online web control panel, and installed smooth like butter. Hot, melty butter.
I am currently working on a list of things to install, VM’s etc, to work with. Stuff like
- pfSense (firewall)
- Ubuntu Server
- Windows 10 RDP
- Home Automation Systems
Soon will come the install and usage but this is a good start