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Home Server Episode 1

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I've decided to build a home server with the intention to build a system which can power virtual machines, allow for SR-IOV, IOMMU, and gaming from a virtual desktop. This system will be running OpenStack on the latest Ubuntu LTS with the latest LTS kernel.

Here are the specs:

server parts

The Motherboard and chipset both support SR-IOV and IOMMU out of the box so there's nothing much I need to do to make that go from a hardware perspective. While the bios does support fakeRAID, I will be using software RAID at RAID0 on two of the disks all within a standard AHCI setup. This should allow the OS and my VMs to perform without contention. This system will be run headless when the gaming/workstation VMs are not running.

it fits

Checkout this post for OS installation details which covers some of the problems I ran into while attempting to install Ubuntu Server 16.04.x using USB media.

Kevin Carter

Kevin Carter

I'm me! Developer, Operator, Cloud Builder, Lover of Open Source, and hater of Nonsense (I know they're all related, leave me alone).

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