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First time Linux user/Ubuntu server set up

steve.key-smithsteve.key-smith Members, Plex Pass Posts: 2 Plex Pass

I have just bought a second hand Dell R710 server with twin Xeon 2.67 processors with 24gb of RAM. I have not yet started the installation, I am looking at using Ubuntu server but this will be my first experience of Linux. I know there is no GUI and input will be by the command line. My question is what else will I need to install with PLEX? I am going to install OpenSSH and Samba. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards

Steve

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  • ChuckPAChuckPA Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja, Plex Team Member Posts: 13,102 Plex Team Member
    Accepted Answer

    PMS and Fedora play just fine together. I use it for both personal and providing support here.

    It is easily customized using the standard /etc/systemd/system/plexmediaserver.service.d/override.conf file (SystemD standard).

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  • gjaltembagjaltemba Members Posts: 275 ✭✭✭
    edited May 16

    PMS installs on Ubuntu out of the box. It is the custom configuration that dictates what you will need to install. Curious why choose Ubuntu when Dell supports Suse, Redhat, and Solaris.

    My personal preference would be virtualization with ESXI. You can run 20 PMS installs on your R710.

  • steve.key-smithsteve.key-smith Members, Plex Pass Posts: 2 Plex Pass

    Hi gjaltemba
    Thanks for quick response, I was looking at Ubuntu as it seems to be the most popular/easiest & stable to use for a newbie. I have just gone on the 'Download Plex Media Server' page and it only mentions downloads for Ubuntu, Fedora and CentOS. Also can you explain the benefit of running 20 PMS, I am willing to try it :smile:

  • ChuckPAChuckPA Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja, Plex Team Member Posts: 13,102 Plex Team Member
    Accepted Answer

    PMS and Fedora play just fine together. I use it for both personal and providing support here.

    It is easily customized using the standard /etc/systemd/system/plexmediaserver.service.d/override.conf file (SystemD standard).

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