What should I do with a spare elitedesk sff?

submitted by ULS edited

I already have a nas running on one. I already have a Kodi/HTPC desktop. Running endeavor w/ KDE.

I was going to put regular arch on it but was wondering if anyone had some other ideas.

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catloaf

Failover for essential services (e.g. DNS) so you can take the primary down without issues.

SayCyberOnceMore

Post it to me?

ULS [OP]

3 thou.

onTerryO

Homebrew router?

infinitevalence

I put 3 of them into a proxmox cluster with multi network plugged into the WIFI m.2 A+E slots so they can act as router and other servers and I can migrate from system to system when/if I need to do maintenance.

ULS [OP]

I was thinking that... Have you tried this?

onTerryO

Yes - I have been running IPFire on an old desktop for several years now and I really like it.

SayCyberOnceMore

I used an old thin client as a pfSense firewall for years... but the DSL into passthrough mode and effectively made that a modem, so in effect pfSense *was* the "router"

If you don't have something like that, it's a step up from a standard ISP one.

Not sure about long term power consumption though...

db2
ULS [OP]

I've tried it twice but can't seem to get the feel for it. I thinknit might be overkill for anything I need.

phanto

I was about to say something snarky about VMWare, but... Proxmox took me a bit to get used to, but now that I have it figured out, I really like it. It's totally overkill for me, but one day...

MetricIsRight

Could turn it into a emulation box, play some classics.

ULS [OP]

I kinda already have that on my HTPC with retroarch. Any tips for roms? Feel free to dm.

Do you have experience with N64 rooms and modern controllers?

PrecisePangolin

Docker host?

ULS [OP]

I run docker on my nas. (Openmediavault)

al177

Scratch machine to test Ansible playbooks for maintaining and restoring your other servers.

acockworkorange

Flip it for cash.