Hello, I have been following the various topics on VPS hosting and cloud computing for a while now and have played with various hosting panels (vePortal, FluidVM, Proxmox). We are a WHMCS customer and we recently upgraded to version 4.1 which has a Cloudmin module. So I decided to put aside all the beta-ish products and purchase a Cloudmin license with the confidence that the product will mature over time to fill any gaps that may be missing at the moment (not really know if there is or not).
So now I want to build out a new environment and have some hardware set aside for it and would like to get some assistance in how to proceed. I have six servers set aside for this all are dual 64bit Xeon servers with the following configurations:
1- 4GB RAM - 2 x 140GB RAID 1 - Slated for Cloudmin server
2- 4GB RAM - 4 x 1TB RAID 10 - Slated for iSCISI using Openfiler 2.3
3- 17GB RAM - 2x 140GB RAID 1 - Slated for cloud hosting
4- 17GB RAM - 2x 140GB RAID 1 - Slated for cloud hosting
5- 17GB RAM - 2x 140GB RAID 1 - Slated for cloud hosting
6- 17GB RAM - 2x 140GB RAID 1 - Slated for cloud hosting
I would like to install CentOS 5.3 64bit on all servers. I would like to know what to do next. I read in the forums about the Openvz/Xen kernel what would allow both type of virtual machines on the same host machine.
I guess I am really asking how these servers should be setup in order to use the best capabilities of Cloudmin and make sure things are setup correctly from the get go. I am willing to pay for consulting hours if that is necessary but hope that I can get a freaking awesome environment setup and then use that money to buy more Cloudmin licenses.
Your input would be greatly appreciated.