Right now I’m focusing on virtualization, windows home server, and HTPCs. I will be exploring different configurations to find the optimal setup able to achieve my goals.
- Computer backup
- Virtualization – testing/experimenting
- Media streaming server
- HTPC front end – for playback of DVD rips and recorded TV
- BitTorrent machine
- Automate the process of media downloading, organizing, metadata/fanart
My primary desktop is used for gaming so I want to accomplish as much as possible on my secondary pc (complete specs). For virtualization I plan to experiment with VMWare ESXi, Hyper-V Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V, VMWare Server 2.0, and Virtual Server 2005.
I hope this blog can serve as a reference for others who are interested in a similar setup, because I know how difficult it was to find information on these topics.