I run one main server (hardware-wise, at least). 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.
AsRock X99 Extreme4
Intel Xeon E5-1620
PNY Quadro P400 (assigned to VMs using DDA)
256GB Crucial MX300
400GB Intel PCIe SSD
500GB Crucial MX500 SSD
2x 8TB Seagate IronWolf (Pooled with StableBit DrivePool)
4x 4TB Western Digital Red (Pooled with StableBit DrivePool)
2x 3TB Western Digital Red (Pooled with StableBit DrivePool)
250GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD (Pooled with StableBit DrivePool (as cache))
Hyper-V Server 2016 (64 bit)
- VM Host.
- File Storage.
Windows Server 2019 Essentials
- Domain Controller (Active Directory)
- 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)
Ubuntu Server 18.04.2 LTS
I have an old QNap TS-420 handling my backups. Windows Server does it’s own bare-metal recovery to it, and I deltacopy the important files across weekly. Nice and simple.