I'm trying to figure out what the best setup would be for the server setup I want.
Machine: Quad core Q6600 with 4gb or ram
Storage: 250 Sata boot, 750GB USB storage
Apache w/ php & python support (OwnCloud)
Want to use Handbrake and video crunching over ssh (could setup tigervnc)
may have an IRC bot
want to do some python dev so will use it for playing with that
Is setting up kvm and its graphical setup overkill?
Would virtualbox be better
Should I just go bare metal and try securing it
I would say I have intermediate skills when it comes to cli and have been doing more and more as I go along
I do have 2x desktops running kubuntu currently, can kvm instances be managed remotely (have not looked at management software, I would think so)
Other question is if the host crashes is there a way to automatically spin up the instances on reboot (again I really am not super familiar with virtualization, I've only done desktop software for very specific tasks)
I may add stuff as I go along, just to play with or as I need more services.
Thoughts, suggestions, anything would be appreciated.....\