Lab Server build for Proxmox VE


New Member
Jul 4, 2019
Hi All,

My laptop died running proxmox so im looking at building a small but powerful server to run my home lab/servers shared via NFS from a NAS.

I have slapped together the below, could anyone who knows what they are doing look over and let me know if something wont work? plan is to use the motherboards RAID to make a RAID1 for the SSD's to run proxmox and then store VM's via NFS on NAS.
Need the extra NIC's for firewall ect

- MSI B450 Mortar AM4 mATX
- AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (3.4Ghz 6 core 12 thread with stealth cooler)
- x2 Kingston 8GB DDR4 ECC 2400mhz
- Startech PCIe 2port Gigabit ethernet card
- Corsair RM550x V2 550W 80plus Gold (Modular)
- x2 Kingston 240GB SSD's (for RAID1)
- Jonsbo V4 Silver mATX case

Please move thread if i have posted in the wrong section.

I cannot give any guarantees that this will work without any problems but I can give you some hints.

First, do not use the RAID functionality of the board! If these consumer boards offer RAID it is usually some kind of software RAID with a special driver (for Windows). I would recommend to select ZFS during installation and in the options a RAID1 setup. Still a software RAID but with all the good stuff ZFS offers (like checksumming everything).

Regarding the storage, unless you already hat your VMs stored on a NAS before consider adding a bit more storage to keep them on your server as a 1GBit Link can be a bottleneck.

Happy building!
Hi aaron,

Thanks for the tip, ill use the inbuilt proxmox software RAID now for sure! I didn't even know it was an option :) haha.
With my Storage i have 4TB on the NAS and have been using previously without issue (game servers and home network/lab), i wonder if proxmox can NIC team to unmanaged switches? my NAS is currently teamed on a 2GB's link to the switch so would be cool if i could do the same with proxmox.



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