Tell me more about your NethServer installations!


(Massimo Bettini) #41

Nethserver in our company : email, file server, webmail, groupware (owncloud), print server.
We went live 3 weeks ago and replaced an old Poweredge R200 running SBS2008.

The server running NS :

Still working on the backup… now is an USB drive but I will repurpose 4 WD SE drives in a backup NAS.



(Alessio Fattorini) #42

@GG_jr @jackyes @Max your installations are so cool! Thanks for sharing :poodle:

(Alessio Fattorini) #43

Some new fancy installations to add to this list? I’m so curious! Post your images guys

(Dale Cliett) #44

Nethserver in my home… “Production”… environment (My wife, myself, and our six children). NS is the firewall, gateway, email, IPS, Domain, File share, Opencloud, VPN, web server, and VM server. I’ve several VMs running that I play with. I’ve four TVs in the house each with a pc running plex and kodi for entertainment streaming, and between tablets and phones approx. 10-12 more devices. I use NS to help protect my family from the evils of the internet, to help make managing their devices easier, and as a virtual lab as my playground. I also use it to teach my kids everything that I can get them interested in which ranges from creating their own web pages that they can show off to their friends to learning linux and the infinite amount of things you can do with it.
Dell pe 2950 (that a company was going to throw away) $0
32 gb ram $40 used


(Alessio Fattorini) #45

You’re using open source software and saving the environment too :evergreen_tree::sunrise:

(Dale Cliett) #46

I didn’t mind recycling it for them at all. :laughing:

(Alessio Fattorini) #47

We’re looking for other awesome NethServer installations! Let’s drop a line here or upload some pics :nerd:

(Martin Droste) #48

haha, awesome(more frightening:D)

And since almost 50 days only me as the problem!


(my usual self) #49

I have just a flimsy NUC6CAYH at home running nethserver on a 1.75TB HDD with 8GB of RAM. I was very cautious about power consumption (have to pay the bill), while providing a reasonable amount of storage space. It is running within my home network behind my router. Thanks to my ISP I have a 200MBit/s up and 12MBit/s down link.

It hosts a nextcloud, an openvpn server and cups for my printer.

I offer nextcloud space+calendar+address book to all of my friends and family to free them from the grips of Google (aka the “data kraken”). I also want to use it as a home theater, for which purpose I will install a graphical interface later on (yes, I know the words graphical and server should not be used in the same sentence. Please forgive me.)

The vpn is for being safe on the road in those unsecured wifi networks.

We have several devices in the house which I want to print from, but I only have a USB connected printer. So setting up this print server is the obvious choice.

For the backup I bought a Synology disk station which I will set up at my inlaws house. It will connect via vpn into the network. The idea is a logically, technologically and geographically redundant backup system (ligntning strike, fire or flood would take out all systems if located here). It’s not finished, yet.

(Alessio Fattorini) #50

For free? I know people who can ask to be paid for such kind of services. @Matteo_Mengoni
Joking apart, great example man and thanks for sharing :stuck_out_tongue:

(my usual self) #51

Yes, for free. I want to host it anyway and I don’t mind them sharing. The whole setup cost me about 500€ plus 10€ per month in domain fees and electricity.

However, my first “client” kindly offered a small compensation. :slight_smile: Let’s see how that develops.

(Alex Carvalho) #52

I’m starting to move from version 6 to version 7.

Rio de Janeiro = Done!
São Paulo = Waiting …
Salvador = Waiting …
Recife = Waiting …
Cajamar = Waiting …

And I will install one more in Curitiba.

(Alessio Fattorini) #53

Please report your issues here:

(Markus Neuberger) #54

I am actually testing Nethserver 7 in a VMware environment on an HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 giving 3 GB RAM and 1 Celeron G1610T at 2.3GHz to the virtual system running on a 500GB SSD at home in server mode(only 1 interface). My installed applications/services:
Active Directory, EMail, Fileserver, Jabber, SNMP, BackupPC, Cygwin, FreePBX, Glances, Nextcloud, OCS Inventory NG, PhpLdapAdmin, PhpMyAdmin, PhpPgAdmin, Roundcube Webmail, SOGo Groupware, Samba Audit, Transmission, Urbackup, WebTop
I also installed Labs OMD which means Nagios, Icinga 2, Check_MK etc. via yum…and it WORKED! Fully motivated I created an application tab and it integrated perfectly! I really LOVE Nethserver! This is the linux server I was searching for years because of the great modular concept.
After testing Nethserver now for about 2 months, I intend to use Nethserver in some productive environments in the future.

Howto install OMD Labs Edition (Nagios, Icinga 2, Check_MK)
Elastix moved on 3CX
(Giacomo Sanchietti) #55

A post was split to a new topic: DPI and QoS doubts

(James Nesbitt) #56

I’m running a Dell Optiplex with 2.93GHz CPU and 4Gb RAM and 1Tb HDD, 2 Nics.

Its the file server,DLNA server and internet gateway for our home.

It also acts as the file server for our small business from from home.

(Alessio Fattorini) #57

Glad to hear your words, how did you make it? Can you share some code with us? I would be a great example for others

EDIT: Done. Check this out.

(Alessio Fattorini) #58

A post was split to a new topic: How to install Labs OMD2 (Nagios, Icinga 2, Check_MK)

(Alessio Fattorini) #59

Any new installation around? Bumping this old topic :up:

(Dominik) #60

My story so far:

  • 2 NS7 as Firewall/Gateway/OpenVPN/IPSec/Squid/Web Proxy/IPS (two Dell PowerEdge 1950/Intel Xeon/8GB/6 NIC’s)

  • 1 NS7 that acts as DHCP/MySQL/PostgreSQL/Virtual Hosts server (HP Compaq Elite 8000(!)/4GB/Intel)

  • 1 NS7 for virtualization - 3 VM currently (ProLiant DL180 G6 16 x Intel Xeon/96GB)

  • 1 NS7 for file sharing (ProLiant ML110 G5)

in nearest future I am wating for another 2 servers - one for VM’s, second for Samba4AD - all will be based on NS7 :smiley: