The full rebuild is going well, I love the new server naming schema, I named my server Gina.
I had to add some rules to a CentOS 8 server because some things stopped working that were previously working. (Not sure why this worked before, but it did)
Adding a few rich rules resolved the issue immediately.
None of this makes any sense. It's deny all and permit by exception. Why would you do anything else?
It really sucks to have to lock it down by IP. You might as well not have a cloud service at that point.
I can also think of some valid reasons for employees to clock in our out off-site. Compliance training, travel, etc.
I would put this responsibility on employees and not IT. Using a time clock is just part of working a job.
Although I don't disagree with choosing virtualization over physical install, but what about small Dental or Medical practices who have a local DB where their practice management software resides? I'm guessing clients like that would just require additional training on how to login their hypervisor and into their vm? There's cases where they need to remote software support in their DB for software related issues?
I see no reason they need to login to their hypervisor or DB. I could see opening up RDP to allow them to issue reboot or something. I would want them to be familiar with SQL Management Studio at all, though. lol
I mean if you are talking about one server, I would just throw it on the cloud, schedule snapshots, sync file level backups with s3/blob storage and call it a day.
This is true, but it's still virtual. He's asking why would you virtualize just a single server (on premise) if that is all that would be on that host.
The OP is just confusing to me. Why would be want to buy a dedicated server to run one VM?
I am wondering if he is considering running it using desktop hardware which is even worse lol.
@scottalanmiller Is Matomo,Open Web Analytics,AWStats of any value. I suspect am I asking as to whether tying into the Google World provide any advantage. or will the other software provide me with the data I need. as for as data , I only really need traffic, visits, pages, how long they stay, or pages they view. Basic ( in my mind) , to see whether traffic is increasing/decreasing , and which pages draw the most interest. The audience is local, services provided don't extend beyond the local area , pop, ~1.4 million
Matamo provides all this. It is what I use.
- Windows VMs with software that is not designed for shared databases, shared web hosts, etc.
This is definitely not a modern application. Not one any serious business would consider.
Okay guys, all my other important shit is done and I have some time to really grind out some learning here. I'm going to try making a VM with one of the options listed on zammad.org for a HelpDesk. This is a prime opportunity to get my feet wet in Linux as it's something we need to get up, but there isn't a terrible rush. Plus, I enjoy coding.
As far as Linux goes, and of the list provided below before I start reading trying to figure out what the hell I'm doing, does anyone have anything helpful to point out about any of the options?
So far I have:
Source: All command line?
CentOS: better at Ubuntu with server stuff, but may lack in end user experience
Debian: tiered releases, lacks the user friendliness of Ubuntu.
Ubuntu: desktops or servers. free and common.
Docker: something about a container that works well inside Ubuntu?
I'm planning on reading more, but I'm just scratching the surface here and don't want to get off on the wrong path here spending hours learning one I won't use. Any tips would be appreciated.
I would run on either CentOS or Ubuntu. Docker containers can be nice, but if you are brand new to linux you are better off learning how to do things from base OS level first. Especially if you dont consider running other containers on this host.