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john [Commonplace]
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john [Sysadmin]
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 Installing and maintaining [[https://​xcp-ng.org/​|XCP-NG]] on a Dell PowerEdge R320 has been interesting. I really like XCP-NG, but the initial setup is a little annoying compared to [[https://​www.vmware.com/​products/​esxi-and-esx.html|ESXi]]. I love that ESXi runs off a USB and doesn'​t need to touch the internal storage. I also like that the GUI is up and running immediately and it's much simpler to configure the initial datastore. However, once you know how to manipulate datastores in XCP-NG it's pretty trivial and it's also great to be able to %%wget%% install images right to the internal storage instead of downloading them on another computer and uploading them through the web interface. [[https://​xen-orchestra.com/#​!/​xo-home|Xen Orchestra]] is fantastic, but again a little bit of a pain to set up if you're using the community edition. The supported version is dead simple though. If I was starting off with a new environment I think I would go with XCP-NG instead of ESXi at this point, even though it would mean relearning some stuff. Installing and maintaining [[https://​xcp-ng.org/​|XCP-NG]] on a Dell PowerEdge R320 has been interesting. I really like XCP-NG, but the initial setup is a little annoying compared to [[https://​www.vmware.com/​products/​esxi-and-esx.html|ESXi]]. I love that ESXi runs off a USB and doesn'​t need to touch the internal storage. I also like that the GUI is up and running immediately and it's much simpler to configure the initial datastore. However, once you know how to manipulate datastores in XCP-NG it's pretty trivial and it's also great to be able to %%wget%% install images right to the internal storage instead of downloading them on another computer and uploading them through the web interface. [[https://​xen-orchestra.com/#​!/​xo-home|Xen Orchestra]] is fantastic, but again a little bit of a pain to set up if you're using the community edition. The supported version is dead simple though. If I was starting off with a new environment I think I would go with XCP-NG instead of ESXi at this point, even though it would mean relearning some stuff.
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 +I'm currently experimenting with [[https://​www.univention.com/​products/​ucs/​|Univention Corporate Server]] and how it interacts with taking over domains from Windows Server or Zentyal controllers.
  
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