FreeNAS Server Hardware

FreeNAS Server Hardware

ZFS is the Primary Focus of this Build! - ZFS Primer Description & Purpose of Build: This FreeNAS build is designed with the following mindset: Take advantage of ZFS Affordable Network Storage Long Term File Storage Video and Audio Streaming Data Integrity File Encryption Low Power Consumption Intro to FreeNAS FreeNAS is an open-source solution to creating a resilient Network-Attached-Storage (NAS) solution for your data. In laymans terms it is a specialised computer designed …

Virtualization Hardware

Virtualization Hardware

In a traditional physical computing environment, software such as an operating system or enterprise application has direct access to the underlying computer hardware and components including the processor, memory, storage, certain chipsets, OS driver versions and so on. This posed major headaches for software configuration and made it difficult to move or reinstall software on different hardware (such as restoring backups after a fault or disaster). Hardware virtualization installs …

Open Hardware Monitor Web Server

Open Hardware Monitor Web Server

The Open Hardware Monitor supports most hardware monitoring chips found on todays mainboards. The CPU temperature can be monitored by reading the core temperature sensors of Intel and AMD processors. The sensors of ATI and Nvidia video cards as well as SMART hard drive temperature can be displayed. The monitored values can be displayed in the main window, in a customizable desktop gadget, or in the system tray. The free Open Hardware Monitor software runs on 32-bit and 64-bit …

Home Media Server Hardware

Home Media Server Hardware

Dear Lifehacker, I want to set up a small home server to store and stream music and other files. Every hardware option I see seems like too much; are there any good alternatives to a loud, power-sucking machine? What do you recommend? Sincerely yours, Hardware Confused Dear Confused, If your primary goal is to stream media, you won t need an expensive, high-performance server to get the job done. In fact, you could repurpose nearly any computer made in the past few years for the …

Best Web Server Hardware

Best Web Server Hardware

Introduction Once your application is up and running in a cloud server environment, you may be wondering how you can improve your server environment to make the leap from it works to a full-fledged production environment. This article will help you get started with planning and implementing a production environment by creating a loose definition of production , in the context of a web application in a cloud server environment, and by showing you some components that you can …

Best Hardware for Minecraft Server

Best Hardware for Minecraft Server

Server installation and configuration [edit | edit source] Note that these requirements only apply to the Survival version of Minecraft, and not to the Classic version. Requirements may change depending on the server software, such as using Bukkit and/or mods. Java 8.1 is available for Minecraft Servers! * Note: Linux users should avoid using OpenJDK 6 for server hosting, as it has been known to cause issues Only the JRE version is required, however, Java JDK will still work …

Best VMware Server Hardware

Best VMware Server Hardware

To say that virtualization changed the way businesses use and purchase hardware is an understatement. Simply spinning up a new VM on existing hardware is worlds easier than purchasing and provisioning a physical server to match a new workload. However, even though vitalization has allowed us to abstract workloads from the underlying hardware, those physical resources are still the backbone of any data center. Without a solid foundation of hardware resources, bottlenecks and resource …

Dedicated Server Hardware

Dedicated Server Hardware

What is the difference between a cloud server and a dedicated server? Are you confused about your options when it comes to hosting your application or website? If you’re not sure whether cloud servers or dedicated servers are the right fit, then keep reading. If you need to optimize IT performance without the huge costs associated with purchasing and managing a fully dedicated infrastructure, cloud servers are a great option. Many small and mid-sized businesses, and those with …

Exchange Server 2013 Hardware Requirements

Exchange Server 2013 Hardware Requirements

Are you sabotaging your Exchange Server s performance? You might be if you haven t implemented the right storage for your setup. Calculate megacycle requirements Exchange processors are expressed in terms of megacycles of work, so results may be convoluted. One megacycle is approximately a single 1 megahertz (MHz) processor working for one second. But today s processors run at 2, MHz to 3, MHz or more. Advanced processor instruction sets and features make handling Exchange workloads …

SQL Server Hardware

SQL Server Hardware

Going the DIY route. Don’t build your own SQL Server computer from off-the-shelf parts, unless it’s just meant to be a nonproduction development machine. Servers in general, and SQL Server computers specifically, need tightly matched parts: processors, chipsets, memory, controller cards and the like. You need components that will hold up to high heat, for example, and that have been designed to work together. That isn’t saying it’s impossible to build your own server - but it’s …

Server Hardware Architecture

Server Hardware Architecture

If you would like to read the other parts in this article series please go to: In this article, you will learn about CPU sockets, processor cores, CPU architecture, and about how adding additional CPU cores to a server can boost the server’s processing power. Recently in this article series, I have spent a considerable amount of time talking about server storage hardware. Now, I want to turn my attention to CPU architecture. On the surface, server CPU architecture really isn’t …

Ubuntu Server Hardware Requirements

Ubuntu Server Hardware Requirements

Ubuntu can run commercial cloud services without any issues, provided the application(s) offering the cloud service are properly configured. One such application is OwnCloud which is quite efficient at its work for heavy usage and can be deployed for commercial/private usage. Software first: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is suggested. MySQL/MariaDB for database. apache + php 7 for webserver. Most recent version of OwnCloud For hardware requirements : The system you will need depends on the …

Hardware Server

Hardware Server

This documentation is archived and is not being maintained. Lync Server 2013 Lync Server 2013 server roles and computers running Lync Server administrative tools require 64-bit hardware. The specific hardware used for Lync Server 2013 deployment can vary, depending on size and usage requirements. This section describes the recommended hardware. Although these are recommendations, not requirements, using hardware that does not meet these recommendations may result in significant …

Server Hardware Basics

Server Hardware Basics

If you would like to read the other parts in this article series please go to: In the past, all of the articles that I have written for this Web site have been intended for use by administrators with at least some level of experience. Recently though, there have been requests for articles targeted toward those who are just getting started with networking and that have absolutely no experience at all. This article will be the first in a series targeted toward novices. In this article …