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I have a Proliant SE1101 on the way from ebay : [Link]

Now I'm wondering what should I start with? This is my first server, mostly something to learn on but it should also serve many purposes for a while to come. I know I'm going to dabble in webhosting, but there is so much more to do Idk where to start! Mainly excited to have the hardware on its way biggrin.gif

VM Box - You can test out software or a linux distro without worrying about damaging your computer or the rest of your network!
Web Server - Host your own website for free from your home
SQL Server - Run an SQL server with your web server to store all your web-related data and stuff...
DNS Server - Run a DNS Server because its required for Windows domains. ( Hopefully I reworded it correctly)
DHCP Server - Let your server assign IP addresses to your each computer on your network.
VPN Server - When you're on vacation, or even if you're just on your smart phone, VPN into your network to instantly access to all your files! If you have your network firewalled, you can also have safe internet access on your mobile device
File Server / NAS - Who wouldn't love a giant networked hard drive that everyone in the house can share?
Print Server - Share a printer with ever computer in your house.
Computer Backup - Automagically back up all the computers in your house! If you ever have a hardware failure, don't worry! Your data is backed up on your home server
Game Server - Host a private server for your favorite game! Weather it be Minecraft, Terraria, etc.
Seedbox - If you have the bandwidth to spare, go and seed your favorite linux distros! (Or "whatever else" you want to seed wink.gif )
Web Cache - You can install squid, and set it up as a web cache. By saving the most used resources locally, web caching can speed up web browsing.
FTP Server - Run a FTP server, and access your files from anywhere in the world! use FTPS to encrypt your FTP traffic protect your data.
Teamspeak/Mumble/Vent Server - Tired of spending money to rent a VOIP server? Just install the server for your favorite VOIP client, and you'll no longer have to pay!
Email Server - Want to get a custom domain name for your email address? Just run an email server on your home server!
Gateway - Replace your router with an IPFire server to gain access to tons of settings and features that your normal router doesn't provide.
Firewall - Protect your home network from threats by using a firewall on your gateway!
Media Server - Stream music and movies from your home server to your TV/Xbox/PS3/Computers/Other by using your home server as a media server.
Active Directory - Login to your computers, just like in a corporate network. An AD lets you manage user accounts and permissions across your whole network.
Snort Server - Run a snort server on your gateway to protect your network from malicious attacks that a normal firewall wouldn't block.
DVR (PVR) - Record Your favorite TV shows to watch later
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I suggest putting a hypervisor on it and using it to run multiple virtual servers. Get the most out of your hardware :-) Snapshot's will help you out as well if you are experimenting with things.

Proxmox VE is a good free product. To me it looks similar to VMWare vSphere. Its a nice shiny management interface for the KVM hypervisor.
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Once you get it could you please measure the length of the entire server for me. I am trying to figure out if it will fit in my rack.
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I suggest putting a hypervisor on it and using it to run multiple virtual servers. Get the most out of your hardware :-) Snapshot's will help you out as well if you are experimenting with things.

Proxmox VE is a good free product. To me it looks similar to VMWare vSphere. Its a nice shiny management interface for the KVM hypervisor.

I was planning to virtualize to do just that :3 Thanks for the software tips. There is so much to learn biggrin.gif
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Once you get it could you please measure the length of the entire server for me. I am trying to figure out if it will fit in my rack.
Yeah of course, check back here in 5 or so days.
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Once you get it could you please measure the length of the entire server for me. I am trying to figure out if it will fit in my rack.
21'' * 12 1/2'' * 1 1/2''

Hope It helps. Got mine for a great price.
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