Version: v7.5 Final
Issue: Hard disk is showing the first signs of pending failure
Aim: Install Proxmox on a new hard disk and have NethServer run as a VM
Current Setup: Intel 2.8Ghz with 4Gb RAM, 2 x NIC (1 x Red, 1 x Green) with the Red interface providing PPPoE internet connection.
My first question is, will Proxmox and NethServer run fine with 4Gb RAM? I know that the more RAM the system has the better, but will 4Gb do fine for a Home environment (Basic firewall/gateway, AD for LDAP users and Samba file shares with miniDLNA and Transmission).
My second question is, am I able to convert the current hard disk into a Virtual Disk Image which can be used by Proxmox? If yes, which Virtual Disk format would work best with Proxmox and which tool(s) would I use to create the Virtual Disk Image? Bear in mind that I’m working with 500-600Gb worth of data.
I have used VirtualBox quite a bit as well as VMWare Workstation long ago, so I am not unfamiliar with visualization, I just haven’t used Proxmox before and would like to give it a try.