I finally managed to get some “new” hardware to install Nethserver 7 on and as one can most probably tell from the support postings, I am going through one or two initial teething issues that ones has with a system upgrade.
Been quietly planning on this for a few months now which means I should hopefully start giving better input on v7 going forward.
This new build for v7 is a Dell Optiplex 380, 2.8Ghz CPU, 4Gb RAM and 1Tb HDD and 2 NICs (1 red and 1 Green). Its quite a bit snappier than what it was running on, the slightly faster CPU with extra 2Gb RAM has made quite a difference.
My little server is gaining in importance as my wife and I have started a small business and the server is becoming a central file storage for the business critical files, the only thing left on the build is to finish testing the backup as well as tidying up and fixing share permissions in order to help maintain PCI compliance.
Plans going forward:
- Hopefully give more input in the community in the coming months
- Hopefully get permission from the company to use the company’s AWS Playground resources to see how if NethServer can play well with AWS’s EC2 Auto-Scaling Groups and document the process if it does play well.
- Repeat the above process in Google Cloud Platform and Azure if it goes well in the AWS environment.
I am aware that the use case scenarios for Nethserver running in AWS or GCP or Azure may be small right now, but if its proven to work, then it will show the strength and power of Nethserver. I know that Centos 7 works fine in AWS, so it comes down to the configuration.