Posts Tagged ‘server’

Server goes virtual

September 27th, 2014 No comments

After relocating to a new appartment, I found myself somewhat cramped for space. As I already had a Proxmox server running, I decided to virtualize the webserver (which was still a physical server). This would be a nice Proxmox exercise, would save me some space under the desk, and help me cut down on my electricity bill.

So, this website now resides on a virtual machine, more precisely, a Linux KVM machine, running on Proxmox VE 3.3 server. This server has following specs:

Part Proxmox server
CPU Intel Core2 Duo E8400
CPU speed 3.00 Ghz
Memory 8.0 GB DDR2
Chipset Intel Q35
Storage 800 GB

You can find out more about Proxmox VE here.

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Server upgrade

November 9th, 2013 No comments

I managed to get my greedy hands on more powerfull computing gear, providing the means to upgrade this webserver. After nearly 4 years, the old hardware was still fine, but with the newer parts in place, the machine performs even better, and is somewhat more future proof.


Part Old server New server
CPU Intel Core2 Duo E6320 Intel Core2 Duo E7500
CPU speed 1.86 Ghz 2.93 Ghz
Memory 2.0 GB DDR2 4.0 GB DDR2
Chipset Intel DQ965 Intel Q45

In order to prevent a possible disk crash, the old 250 GB harddisk (already 4 years old) was cloned to a new one. The old disk was still OK, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Categories: hardware, Site news Views: 580