I just recently got a good deal with 2 DL360e G8 (both dual e5 2440 and 32GB) and 1 hp StoreVirtual 4530 G8 (single cpu need to check on this later, but came with 12x 450gb SAS drives and 16GB). I’m currently checking out the second DL360e and testing it to make sure it’s all working well.
I’m looking at playing with Proxmox, as it earlier I was playing with it and XCP-NG and it seemed easier to play along. But I’m not sure how I should go about it.
Currently I have a custom built R7 2700 with 32GB with unRAID and an old SFF HP running PFSense. I plan on keeping these 2 as is, as they have my Plex server and all my home things there.
I’m thinking of keeping the 2 DL360e for playing and learning, and the StoreVirtual for storage with those drives, But I’m not sure if it would be better to have Proxmox in it and do the storage from there or just install Freenas? Or what would you recommend?
Keeping in mind I started this bug not long ago with unRAID and slowly moving up now playing with PFSense. but wanted to play with enterprise gear, learn more. I’m slowly moving into Linux with Pop OS (main computer is a Chromebook for school, but then Pop for when I’m doing most things at home or Windows VMs on my unRAID) but I still have to learn more command line.