Proxmox Post Install +

My ProxMox Adventure – what I did so far

    • Installed from CD (described in the previous post)
    • Added additional 7200rpm, 2tb hard drive for storage purposes
    • Created Several VM’s
      • server core 2012 as s DC, DNS, GC – HDD shrink to 20gb
      • One win7x64 as a domain workstation
      • One win7x64 with 1tb hdd as a plex server – installed on 7200rpm drive, don’t like the performance of the hdd at all
      • SCCM 2012 R2 on top of Server 2012
      • Exchange 2013 on top of Server 2012

To Do List

  1. Set Up And Test ProxMox Firewall – Not Started Yet
  2. Set Up A Backup – In Progress, Done to NFS, will try it to external hdd as well
  3. PfSense VM for OpenVpn Gateway, Firewall, etc – Not Started Yet
  4. Install Server 2012 Core and set is up as a DC – Done
  5. Create/Setup Home Folders – Done
  6. Install Win7 Testing Machine – Done
  7. Modify AD Folders Structure According to My View – Done
  8. Create and Apply a GPO – Done
  9. Install Server 2012 Core then upgrade it to full Gui – Done
  10. Install SQL Server 2012 – Done, Memory Usage limited to 50% of the available memory
  11. Install SCCM 2012 R2 – Done – Thank You – ConfigMgr 2012 R2 Prerequisites Installation Tool 1.3.0
  12. Install Exchange 2013 and basic post setup  – Done
  13. Make SCCM 2012 fully functional – In Progress, pretty much following this quick start deployment guide
    • Install the Deployment Tools, Windows PE, and the User State Migration tool from the Windows 8.1 ADK – Done
    • Add Site System Roles – Done  Application Catalog roles, Asset Intelligence, Endpoint protection, Fallback status, Software update
    • Enable discoveries – AD discovery, User, Done
    • Setup Boundaries and Boundary Group – Done
    • Configure Client Device Settings – Done, to be double checked
    • Assign/Install Clients – Assign a client Push account to Administration > Site Configuration > Sites > Client Installation Settings – Done
    • Verify Hardware and software inventory – Not Started Yet
    • Endpoint – Client Settings – create a new client device setting.  Enable endpoint protection. Configure Client device settings to turn on Endpoint protection and deploy endpoints. Deploy new client policy to All Desktop and Server Clients Collection. Create automatic deployment rule for definition updates using Definition template
    • WSUS – Had some issues with it, these posts helped me a lot to figure it out – Done
    • Deploy Any Software  – Not Started Yet
    • Capture/Deploy OS – Not Started Yet
  14. Create logon Script for Drive Mappings and so on – Not Started Yet

Because the RAM is over (sadly my ssd space is going there too) following list have been postponed for next year:

  1. Install Second DC
  2. Setup NAS VM(zfs) and share it with the rest vm’s
  3. Additional Test Workstation
  4. More To Come

VM Resources Plan

  • SCCM – 2 sockets, 4 Core 32GB as OS Drive from the SSD, 200GB from the 2TB HDD (1 core – OS, 1 core SCCM, rest Score – OS, 1 core SCCM, rest SQL) OS installed on my SSD, SQL on the ssd , Minimum 4GB ram – allowing up to 8GB – Acceptable Performance, will try with static 8GB RAM and SSD Only after new year
  • DC – 1 Socket, 1 Core – Server Core with 1GB of RAM, 20GB SSD – It’s running OK
  • WIN7 machine – 1 socket, 1 Core – 1GB of RAM, 20GB SSD – It’s running OK
  • Exchange 2013 – Started with 2GB – really poor performance, now with 3GB RAM, still feeling slow, but works better and it’s accessible
  • PLEX/SERVIIO WS – 2Soclets, 4 Cores 4GB of RAM, 1TB from the 2TB HDD – when PLEX transcoding via browser due to subtitles or something else it’s killing the CPU, Serviio is better, but not perfect.



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