As my first node is nearing capacity and its nearing the EOL (Ubuntu 16.04), i wanted to set up a new node.
I was planning to repurpose old hardware i have laying around.
It is now running Folding@home, and that could continue inside a VM if thats neccesary or turned off completely.
What i have for hardware:
HP Elitedesk 800 G1 DM:
- i5 4590T Haswell 4C/4T @ 2GHz boostable to 3GHz
- 8GB of RAM
- Couple of USB3 Harddisks
I am going to try to boot from a NVME ssd, people didn’t have much luck with it… but we’ll see.
I can always fall back to SATA, but then i cannot use that place for a Storj disk .
It has 6 USB3 ports, initially i’m going to use just 4.
I need some suggestions for the OS.
You guys know more than i do, so please tell me your ideas.
It is licensed for Windows 10 pro, and that is whats on there now.
I am familiar with Linux and that would also not be a problem.
I would like to run inside Docker, as i like the way watchtower updated my current node and it doesn’t steal much time from me playing games .
I was thinking 2 ways.
Or… install Freenas and setup the disks with ZFS (8GB of RAM could be upgraded to 32 max) and run Storj inside a BHyve VM running ubuntu.
Or… use Windows 10, make use of Storage spaces to pool the disks together (and be flexible for upgrading the disks later on to bigger ones using the payouts)
Maybe you have suggestions on how to attack this.
Other OSes are welcome too.