Ok, hello everyone. I have been searching all over for a nice setup and came upon the NethServer. looks very nice but I have certain needs that just need to be met. so here I am.
First let me give you some info about my rig and what I need/want to end up with. as well as what I had tried so far.
I have an old(er) SuperMicro Server 2x6 Core AMD Opteron @ 2.6gHz 49GB RAM server. 4 1000 NIC (2 onboard nVidia MC55 and 2 PCIe Intel Pro dual card)
I also have an existing BTRFS pools of data drives that I want to keep.
for system drives I have a single 240GB SSD that I can swap for 2 120GB SSD for setting up with RAID1 setup.
I also have a pair of 1TB spin disks that can be used for system drive if needed.
I want to setup a Virtualization server that will run all my VMs (nothing exists yet as I have been trying out different setups) but also will be a file server and server all my existing BTRFS pools to all clients on network, Real and VM alike.
it should/MUST have a nice and easy web GUI to manage the server and VMs (I am kind of noob with Linux. I am learning but still feel a bit intimidated even though I have switched all my home machines to Linux full time and keep them going for the last year+)
I have tried all sort of setups and web panels but so far did not found a reasonably easy and well behaved setup. it seams that Nethserver with webvitmgr can be what I am looking for but my questions are
does the NS6.7 supports BTRFS?
if yes how. I tried it in VM and no luck.
are my needs/wants reasonable ? please suggest alternatives.
do anyone have a good how-to on proper setting all this up.
to recap, I want a single physical host to be a VM server and a DAS.
Ideally the local disks/pools should be shared via NFS to a VM like openmediavault or owncloud (or both) that I could manage the access to them via this interfaces. most of my data is Media for my HTPC, but I would like to be able to provide a remote access to the storage via internet for some users (my in-laws, my sister, couple of my friends )
I also want to setup a VM with media management software and a download client like deluge/transmission so I can set the download link and let it be managed automagically into place.
I have an extensive media collection so when all this is up and running I can just drop the media into download folder and let it be processed and cataloged properly. I do use coachpotato adn subnzb to update my collection with better versions of existing movies and shows (my collection is on VCD and old DVDs so sometimes I want to bump up the resolution if I can)
and the last question is, how soon the netserver will move to CentOs7 base? I know it has support for most of my needs.