Consolidating my Servers

Today I begin my first foray into the murky world of virtualized servers. My intention is to combine my existing Linux (Slackware) and Windows 2000 servers into one machine. I also want to be able to get rid of my test machine. This machine currently has the ability to multi-boot Windows 98, Windows XP and Windows 2000. I also need to be able to add Windows Vista to this mix. My intention is to create a separate virtual machine for each of these test environments which I will be able to boot as necessary.

With all of this in mind I have ordered a 2.4GHz Intel Core-Duo system with 4GB of ram, a 256MB video card, gigabit ethernet and 2 250GB SATA drives. I have downloaded Slackware version 11 and 12 along with VMWare server edition.

My first goal is to get Slackware installed and running to the same point as my existing Slackware server. I need to have Samba configured and running, KDE configured as my desktop and remote access to the server via an X server on my development workstation. I hope to keep this blog updated with details about how all of this works out as I go along.

Wish me luck.

One Response to “Consolidating my Servers”

  1. Science vs Religion Says:

    Epic! I found this place on yahoo looking for something completely different, and now I’m going to need to go the old posts! So much for free time this morning, but this was a spectacular find :)

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