Setting up an HP DL185 G5



  • So I got a few servers from the old NTG lag from Scott a while back, and I'm finally getting to get them setup. I'm starting with the DL185 G5 (as drive bays for these are stupidly cheap) and I have a lot of capacity.

    I'm still flipping between KVM (with the recent topics here and XCP-ng), but am open to be swayed.

    Looking for a few project ideas on what to use this unit for, I'm thinking I want to setup an NVR (likely ZoneMinder) as I'll have 24 TB raw to play with.

    Anything else worthwhile setting up in a household?



  • Could just use it for HUGE storage.



  • @scottalanmiller for what content? Having a massive SMB/NFS share doesn't do me a lot of good without it serving some content up.

    And since we don't download anything for offline use, a share of this size doesn't make sense.



  • @DustinB3403 said in Setting up an HP DL185 G5:

    @scottalanmiller for what content? Having a massive SMB/NFS share doesn't do me a lot of good without it serving some content up.

    And since we don't download anything for offline use, a share of this size doesn't make sense.

    Which then begs the question - what are you going to do with it? It's expensive to run for the compute power it provides.



  • @Dashrender That is where I was thinking a surveillance system would be a good use. I could use it as a backup repo for my VMs as well with a simple NFS share.

    Just needing some things to do with it, maybe something the kid could eventually use. (years from now. . . she's almost 1 already.)



  • @DustinB3403 said in Setting up an HP DL185 G5:

    @Dashrender That is where I was thinking a surveillance system would be a good use. I could use it as a backup repo for my VMs as well with a simple NFS share.

    Just needing some things to do with it, maybe something the kid could eventually use. (years from now. . . she's almost 1 already.)

    huh - years from now - the power cost alone makes me thing that's not worth while.



  • @DustinB3403 said in Setting up an HP DL185 G5:

    @Dashrender That is where I was thinking a surveillance system would be a good use. I could use it as a backup repo for my VMs as well with a simple NFS share.

    Just needing some things to do with it, maybe something the kid could eventually use. (years from now. . . she's almost 1 already.)

    All these things basically go directly to what Scott said - make it a giant storage array.