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Building the Ultimate Linux Test Server, part 1

Mar 03, 2011, 23:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Ferrill)

"We're going to build a stout machine fit for testing server operating systems, that can be quickly re-configured and run whatever we throw on it. Follow along as Paul Ferrill walks us through the hardware, and then the software.

"Last year we built a DIY Linux workstation with an eye toward creating a high-end development machine with the ability to run multiple virtual machines at the same time. This year we're going to build a machine fit for testing server operating systems to include functioning as a KVM or Xen virtual host. The other goal is to have a flexible machine capable of being quickly reconfigured for testing purposes. As new versions of operating systems are released, they need to be tested with any custom software applications before putting them into production. Our DIY server will, hopefully, fulfill this role perfectly."

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