Here I would like to report about my experiences with the new configuration of a NethServer on 7.9.2007.
I would like to thank @Andy_Wismer very, very much, who took me by the hand and did a guided installation with me.
Without his help, I would not have dared to do it.
Thank you very much!
After more than ten years, my friend decided that we would redesign his server and the entire IT infrastructure.
He’s just building a new house and it was a great opportunity to do everything new.
The old configuration had reached the end of its life or has already exceeded it (NethServer 6 previously Zentyal, Hadware was now in operation for 11 years - without major failures).
All hardware should be geared towards energy-saving equipment.
We have now used the following hardware:
Asrock rack C3558D4I-4L
32GB ECC RAM
2x 120GB SSD Samsung (Proxmox)
2x 120GB SSD Samsung (virtual systems)
2x 1TB WD Gold (reserve)
2x 3TB WD Red + (data / var from NethServer)
1x TP-Link TL-SG2428P (Switch POE)
1x TP-Link OC 200 (controller)
1x TP-Link EAP245 (AP)
2x TP-Link EAP225 Outdoor (AP)
3x TP-Link EAP235 Wall (AP)
1x UPS APC Back UPS 950VA
1x FritzBox (VOIP) °
2x Gigaset DECT phones °
in the near future:
3x Grandstream WP820 (WiFi telephone)
5x Sonos Play5 (LAN) °
2x Teufel Box (WiFi) °
1x NAS Iomega Ix4-300d (2x3TB)
(° = from the inventory)
WAN connection is a 500 / 100mbit from Deutsche Telekom
Total power requirements are currently ~ 330 watts in regular operation
Thanks to the help of Andy Wismer, I ventured into a new way of installation, yes, it’s completely different if you dare to try such a technology as a hobby person.
Proxmox then everything else was put on.
Now 3 virtual machines are running:
and I can only say afterwards - just awesome!
No matter what you do when you take a snapshot you can safely go back, and splitting the FireWall into a separate virtual system makes more than sense, at the next opportunity, when everything is completely set up, the FireWall will probably be completely decentralized to an APU2 board .
There were several tough sessions that made my head smoke, but the result of the technical quantum leap is huge.
I still have two problems but they will be tackled now after my vacation - but I am the problem there.
a) openVPN only works halfway (opnSense)
b) Moving the email data from the old system to the new one
Without the help that I get here in the forum again and again, none of this would be possible, thanks!
Thank you, everyone who is active here and wants to make the world a better place
NethServer is great - but without the people here, it’s only half as valuable!