Intel NUC D34010WYK
- Proxmox VE 7.4
- Container (LXC) with 2 CPUs, 3 GB RAM, 40 GB disk and AlmaLinux 8
- Oracle Database 21c Express Edition Release 22.214.171.124.0 - Production
- Apex 23.1.5 (patch 5)
- ORDS 22.1.0.r1051723
- Tomcat 9.0.62
Time for something new: I bought a secondhand Intel NUC D34010WYK with a 250GB SSD, installed Proxmox 7.2, and moved the site to a container (LXC) with AlmaLinux on that setup. The Apache proxy server got the same treatment.
The Dell server was still working perfectly, but with the energy prices at the moment, the 50 Watts the Dell uses on average makes it an expensive option. The NUC uses just a few Watts, so that should pay for itself in less than a year.
I did try to install VMware ESXi 6.7 on the NUC and it works just fine, but it seems VMware is not too keen on this old version anymore. The 6.7 info is hard to find these days, and I could not get a second license from the site - it kept throwing errors. Too bad, but I wanted to try Proxmox anyway, so no problem.
I moved this website back to my VMware ESXi server, after running for about 18 months on a VPS at OVH.com. That VPS worked fine, but VMs on my own server make things more flexible, and the site performs better as well.
I also changed the OS (from CentOS to Oracle Linux), and updated the XE database, Apex, ORDS and Tomcat, so it''s all brand new and shiny.
More info on my setup: database VM on VMware ESXi
, and a reverse Apache proxy VM handling SSL