I just got my first job in the IT field for desktop support and maintenance. I need to learn how to use the server environment(server2003r2 and 2008).
My objectives for home:
Need to run server2003r2 or 2008 in virtualbox or vmplayer
I have an older pc I can make into a small server, is this a better option for running a vm?
Have to get comfortable with creating images for deploying os's from a server
My older pc that I would like to make a server if it's a option
AMD Athlon X@Dual Core 5000+
2.60GHZ 3.25 GB of RAM
I'm not sure if im going in the right path here. A little help would be fantastic.
I don't think I have any more ram sticks around to fit that. So that would be out of the question to run freeNAS on that machine? I know I have another 128GB hdd somewhere. It's lying in a grave yard of pc parts in the basement. But that won't help. Should I skip trying to make a server out of an old pc then? Just trying to get something for a similar environment like my work.
The system that you have currently should run basic OS virtual machines, but it's going to be pretty taxing on the computer and honestly don't plan on it being an enjoyable experience trying to work with any newer 64-bit Windows Server OSes that require a good deal more RAM. The computer you currently have will probably be able to run one VM at a time.
It's enough to get you started, but I'd recommend looking into something better if you are serious about getting into learning more about running VMs.