For the past few months, I’ve been playing with TrueNAS Scale, and for a few reasons I’ll be leaving it behind for Proxmox. My goal is to build a server that can function as both a virtualization server as well as a NAS for network storage. The end goal is to upgrade the RAM to 128GB, install Proxmox, and then use TrueNAS Core as a Virtual Machine (VM) inside of Proxmox. This will allow me to have a virtualization environment with plenty of RAM, as well as a NAS solution that is faster than my current Raspberry Pi setup. The main reason I’m leaving TrueNAS Scale behind is that there’s no easy way to move Virtual Machines around, among a bunch of other small issues. In Proxmox this is easy.
Step one: Open up the server and install the RAM
Earlier this year, I upgraded my CPUs to Intel E5-2650L V2 – these have more cores and are lower powered from my previous ones. I have two CPUs, and each allow for quad channel RAM. My current setup only had 2 sticks per CPU, so I doubled it, and installed it.