Proof of concept project - Home infrastructure

Some of you have been seeing some pictures of me putting heat sinks into 2 old computers to

  • reduce noise
  • provide adequate cooling for the system to run 24/7


I want to blog this for several reasons:

  • To keep track of what I've been doing
  • To perhaps get some suggestions of any better way of doing it.


The 3 computers I'm working with have the following specs:

  1. P-4 1.6 GHz, 1.5 GB PC-133 SDRAM, 120 GB IDE
  2. P-4 2.6 GHz, 2 GB PC-2700 DDR, 320 GB IDE,  800 GB RAID-0 SATA
  3. P-4 2.8 GHz, 2 GB PC-3200 DDR, 400 GB RAID-1 SATA

These are the physical box.  For proof of concept purpose, all necessary servers will be installed as virtual PC/Servers.


[Update 2009-10-13]

First up:
Domain controller running 2008. In my concept, this will be on the in-house network and will only connect to the internet for updates. I don't plan on having a server to push out updates because I'd like the end users to have the options to update as fast as possible, but I'm also looking into the possibility of having my web server be the windows update server.


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