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Microserver Configured

I recently hauled a brand-spanking-new HP Microserver Gen8 back from the UK, and I’ve been configuring it to render my Drobo FS NAS¬†and Pi Webserver obsolete.

The server runs FreeNAS 9.10 to provide network-attached storage to my home network. FreeNAS also allows users to run virtual machines via the VirtualBox hypervisor. This enabled me to replace my Pi webserver with a Centos 7 virtual machine running a LAMP stack for hosting both Bendayo and Junkocooper.com. I also have a Windows 10 Pro VM on standby for testing software or running windows-only utilities.

I’m currently having some issues with mySQL crashing due to memory restrictions / my awful configs in the Centos¬†virtual machine. I’m looking forward to getting my head around it over the coming weeks.

I’ve replaced some of the stock hardware in the Gen8 Microserver, and I’ll do a rundown in a future post. Until then, why not consider getting your own Microserver?