[talk] NAS hardware

Ipsen S Ripsbusker ipsens at ripsbusker.no.eu.org
Sat Mar 30 07:07:26 EDT 2019

It seems that the good options are all way bigger than I want,
in terms both of size and of power. I am thus thinking about getting one
big computer and running several virtual machines. This replaces the
main OpenBSD computer, the proposed NAS, the three GNU/Linux computers
that I have for USB device support, and the switches that connect
these devices. Maybe I will even replace the OPNSense hardware, and
then I will only have one ethernet cable (and no wifi) in my office.

Because I am fed up with unsupported hardware, I am inclined towards one
of the fully free systems, like Vikings Workstation or Raptor Talos.
But neither of these have Intel CPUs, so I won't be able to use PCI
passthrough on bhyve, and I consequently won't be able to run these USB
devices on a GNU/Linux guest on bhyve (I think).

Does anyone have other ideas for virtualization, or other comments
on this setup?

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