by   October 05 2013   
System Assembly Notes My Small Cloud Build R1304BT 1U Pro. This is not the time to rush. Make sure you have all day and are well rested. I've seen many people make mistakes because the task that was so simple became a major issue because it was not completed correctly.

System Assembly Notes My Small Cloud Build R1304BT 1U Pro

Please read the policy page.

Now the fun begins.

Summary: 

This is the page where I'll put my A,B,C's and Steps 1,2,3. 
Here's where you will find the details to assembly, configuration, break-in, and setup. 

This project covers Firewall settings to your Active Directory and all points in-between. 

The issue now is time, I spent 5 weeks setting up my first system, documenting, making changes, updates and tweaks. It will take me time to rewrite the processes so you all can follow them without issue. 

The first thing I did was assemble the server, find a good dust free location that would keep the server outter temp under 85 degrees fahrenheit (29c). Any warming than that may cause hardware failures down the road. 

Cable Management was another first process that I'll explain in detail. You need to be using CAT 6 on this network and make sure your equipment is all 1GB or faster. Data and Vac do not mix, route them down conduit that is at least 19 inches apart on long runs. 

Between the games, race and all the sports today I'll find the documents and images I need to share. I'll be adding them to the Alfresco guest account and link them back here. 

Reading Material and Software Study:

  1. Windows 2008 R2 Standard Server
    • Overview
    • Active Directory
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. (be sure you read the license information.)
    • Backup and Restore (seriously important and you'll learn as you read about failed updates using automatic updating services.)
  2. SmarterTools.Com
    • SmarterMail
    • SmarterTrack
    • SmarterStats
  3.  Microsoft SQL Express 2008 / 2012 versions.
  4. IIS website hosting.
  5. Alfresco and SharePoint Document Management Systems.
    Your Document Management system needs to be able to be localled hosted and accessible via the internet. Having a cloud service content management is not in any of my designs and will not be until we all have 100% free internet access to these services.

 

System Assembly Notes My Small Cloud Build R1304BT 1U Pro. This is not the time to rush. Make sure you have all day and are well rested. I've seen many people make mistakes because the task that was so simple became a major issue because it was not completed correctly.