View Full Version : What server do you use and what for?

April 11th, 2017, 06:07 AM
I have recently started a Amazon Web Services instance with Windows Server 2016 to specifically virtualize Windows applications with Docker.

I have discovered that virtualizing is hard inside a VM. Docker attempted to make a pseudo-VM by working with Microsoft. The bad thing is, it is nothing like virtualizing and was specifically made to virtualize a Windows server instance.

It currently works for my current application, but I plan on eventually moving back to Linux as using Docker on a Windows VM is nothing like using Docker on a real machine (real VM).

If you guys have any servers, what do you use as your host operating system and what do you use it for?

April 11th, 2017, 07:28 AM
I have an HP Proliant Server running on Windows 10 with IIS and DHCP services.

Why not WinServer?: The Proliant is also my Main PC and WServer 2016 doesn´t suport the installation of Windows applications like Movies&tv and photos.

May 23rd, 2017, 11:21 PM
I have two random older HP desktops I've built out to be servers. One serves as a Time Machine for my MacBook Pro and Hackintosh has about 500GB of storage, the other serves as a general network server to make file sharing between Windows and Mac easier, and to store all my random OS images I've downloaded in one easy-to-access place. Both run FreeNAS because they're only 32 bit Pentium 4 machines. They serve their job admirably though.

May 28th, 2017, 05:51 AM
I have two servers: a Dell OptiPlex 755 and an HP Compaq DC 7900 SFF. Both have Core 2 Duo E8400s, and the HP has 4GB of RAM whereas the Dell has 8GB. The HP is a dedicated [email protected] machine (I know, not too power efficient for that) and an internet accessible remote desktop (RDP) host. The Dell does these same things, but is used locally more than remotely. I use the Dell for AutoCAD, virtualization, and music production.