So, to get myself back into things, I am starting by building a new Ubuntu development server and catching up on all the new shiny bits which have been developed since my hiatus.
First off, I wanted a reasonable system, decent RAM, and hot swap storage. I thought about building my own, and sourcing all the parts, but really didnt have the time or energy to review all the parts for compatibility, etc. So I took the easy route and sourced a system from ZaReason.
Here is what I eventually ended up buying:
Breeze Server 560 CPU: i7-6700 3.4-4 GHz 4-core, 8 threads RAM: 16 GB DDR4-2133 Storage: 3x500 GB 7200rpm HD Networking: 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports Networking Wireless: Intel® Wireless AC Dual-Band+Bluetooth Power Supply Breeze Server: 250W
It's a fairly decent system for what I needed and with some room to grow in RAM and Storage.
Over the next few posts I will be detailing my setup and documenting the choices and my reasons. Mostly for my own benefit, but perhaps others may find this useful.
Building a Ubuntu Server - Part 2