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Z800 Workstation Donated

Post by bjcollin » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:14 pm

Howdy,

Good News! Somebody donated a HP Z800 workstation to our ministry. It is a beast of a computer with 2 Intel Xeon CPU's 4 cores each (8 cores total), 16GB RAM, 2 DVD Drives 1 reader/1 writer, and 2 Hard Disks 80GB and 1TB. I am in the process of getting this new computer set up to eventually become our hosting server to replace my ancient HP PC that is hosting the board currently. This will happen possibly over the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays. Thank you.

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Re: Z800 Workstation Donated

Post by bjcollin » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:31 am

For now, I have decided to install Antsle edgeLinux OS onto the new Z800 workstation. It is a virtual cloud type of Linux operating system that allows me to create KVM virtual machines and/or LXC virtual containers on the fly much like the Amazon AWS cloud does. I have started getting an antlet (CentOS v7.5 KVM with LAMP stack) setup to hold the board. Hopefully I can get everything transferred over and get it to work right on the first try and have minimal downtime on the board for the switch over. I will let you guys know before I do a test switch over for the new server hopefully one weekend in November or December. Thank you.

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Re: Z800 Workstation Donated

Post by bjcollin » Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:20 am

For the mildly curious... The current server hardware configuration:

Homebuilt ASUS H81M-K motherboard with Intel Celeron G1830 CPU @ 2.8 GHz (2 cores)
Patriot viper DDR3 DIMM 4Gb @ 1333MHz
Western Digital Blue 500Gb SATA hard disk
DVD-RW optical drive

The current server OS software configuration:
Ubuntu Linux 18.04.1 LTS x86_64

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Re: Z800 Workstation Donated

Post by bjcollin » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:00 pm

I scrapped the idea of the antsle edgelinux OS last night on the new Z800 server. It was just proving to be too much hassles to work with, although it promised to be so easy at first. So what I ended up doing is wiping the hard disks and installing a known good CentOS 7.5 build 1810 onto the new Z800 server. Now I will spend the next few week configuring it as a new server to hold the board. Tests will be coming during the Christmas holidays. Cheers.

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Re: Z800 Workstation Donated

Post by keilani » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:41 am

Awesome bj!! Thanks so much for all your hard work!
***More To Come***

Eph 3:8...proclaim to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ 9
and...enlighten everyone about God’s secret plan—a secret that has been hidden for ages in God who has created all things.

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