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I run one physical server at present.
Up until early 2019 it ran ‘bare-metal’ Server 2012 R2 Essentials. Then I joined the new wave and migrated to VMs. Aaah, so much nicer. I do still have a NAS for backups though.

Main Server


  • Case:
    IPC CRS-9008
  • Motherboard:
    Supermicro X10SRA-F
  • CPU:
    Intel Xeon E5-2620
  • RAM:
    64GB DDR4 (with ECC)
  • GPU:
    (Currently none, but will be assigned to VMs using DDA when I do get one)
  • Storage:
    • OS:
      120GB Samsung 840 Evo SSD
    • VMs
      1x 980GB Generic SSD
      1x 1TB Samsung 840 Evo SSD
    • Storage Pool (using StableBit DrivePool):
      1x 250GB Samsung 840 Evo SSD(cache/downloads)
      1x 400GB PCIe Intel SSD (cache/downloads)
      1x 500GB Crucial MX500 SSD (cache/downloads)
      4x 4TB Western Digital Red HDD
      2x 8TB Seagate IronWolf HDD
      3x 8TB Seagate Exos HDD
      1x 10TB Seagate Ironwolf HDD
  • OS:
    Hyper-V Server 2019 (64 bit)


  • VM Host.
  • File Storage (using Stablebit Drivepool).

VM 1

Windows Server 2019 Essentials

  • Domain Controller (Active Directory)
  • AD DNS Server (domain based)
  • Web Server (IIS with reverse proxy enabled)
  • MySQL Server (web and application databases)
  • Monitorr (services monitor)
  • Calibre (eBook management)
  • Plex Server (media management)
  • Tautulli (Plex server monitoring)
  • Jackett (search index aggregation)
  • Downloader (NZBGet, uTorrent)
  • Radarr (Movie monitoring)
  • Sonarr (TV Show monitoring)
  • Lidarr (Music monitoring)
  • Mylar (Comic monitoring)
  • LazyLibrarian (eBook monitoring)

VM 2

Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS



I have an old QNap TS-420 handling my backups.
Hyper-V Server does a weekly VM export to it, and I rsync the important files across weekly. Nice and simple, but it’s due to be replaced with a TS-453-pro when I get around to it.

Rackmount Workstation

This one is being built. It’s using parts of my old server, so is pending completion and putting into this:

ProCase RK4380G

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