I’m helping a friend with some server stuff…
We are thinking about getting a new server for him and looking at some used ones right now. It’s purpose will be to run vm’s with win10 and office so clients can log into and work and get access to documents and files. Maybe maximum about 10 users working at the same time.
I’m thinking it will run proxmox or something else.
And a wm with freenas or something like that for the users to have the files shared.
And in the future maybe some other wm’s running debian as a web/mail server.
Maybe even little more.
We are currently looking at a
HP Proliant DL385 G7
2x CPU AMD Opteron 6238
256GB ECC RAM 16GB x 16
2x 15.000 RPM 72GB SAS
8 x 2.5" bays
The seller is asking 1000 usd for it. okey price?
Thinking we will buy new hdd’s and some nvme ssd and use a add inn card to
get them to run. Is this possible? And is the 1tb drive limit for hdd’s a reality or is possible with bigger ones even if the specs i read for the server say it’s max 1tb drives?
Thinking about getting 2 Intel 660p 2TB M.2 SSD in raid 0 to have for the server and vm to operate on and spinning rust for the freenas vm. Maybe 8tb with some kind of secure raid the data.
And will it be something we want to use for the things explained above?
And what lifespan will it have? I’m not sure what the server have been used for or condition.
We have never done anything like this before but were both oldschool nerds with some computer skills and hopefully with some help from this forum and community here to help maybe we can pull it off.