I’ve deployed a test VM to try out a bunch of things before I implement it. I went with Debian because I’m more familiar with it than Ubuntu, it’s well documented, and it just recently got updated to 9.0 Stretch! I kind of dropped the ball on documenting how to deploy a VM in ESXi… Oh well, another day.
What’s the point of having a homelab without a little fun?
First update your server
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
Install screenfetch, cd into /etc/, then edit bash.bashrc.
sudo apt-get install screenfetch cd /etc/ sudo nano bash.bashrc
Add ‘screenfetch’ to the bottom so it starts whenever you open a terminal.