For my Home Network I am considering buying a HP Proliant DL180 G6 as a file, print, media and backup server and furnished with the Ubuntu OS. Would MiniDLNA work fine on this configuration? As "clients" I would have a Samsung or Sony DLNA TV, an Onkyo DLNA Amplifier, some Logitec Music Streamers and a couple of windows/linux PCs.
Would such a configuration work at all, i.e. will I be able to stream music, videos and pictures stored on the HP server, or do I need a DLNA certified NAS?
Thank a lot in advance!
Although a NAS would be easier for you, it should work just fine; however, if your Logitech streamers are of the SqueezeBox variety, I believe they will need SqueezeBox Server also.
Hi jmaggard, thank you for your answer!
Logitech provides a Logitech Media Sever version for Debian/Ubuntu.
Still I don't know whether I should install the 32 or 64 bit Ubuntu.
I'm aware that running a HPDL180 as a media server might sound like an unneccessary complicated concept, but I really would like to have a real "all in one" server for all services.
Does anybody suggest any other solution?
If you're decided on setting up a Ubuntu box, I would go with 64-bit Ubuntu for a server platform. A desktop machine would be more questionable, but multi-arch support will continue to get better, so running 32-bit programs will be less of an issue over time.
Is a DL180 quieter than other server-class hardware?
I run minidlna on a Ubuntu 32 bit system that serves as my media hub, router/gateway, Apache web server, DAAP server and several other things.
I also run a 64 bit Ubuntu desktop that I installed 4 months or so ago, and I have encountered no issues with software.
I don't seen any issues with your suggested set-up other than ensuring that your services are all on their own ports.