Long time passed since I have been to this forum. A lot has changed, but relying on the Dude server in my work has not changed till now. Now I need to install the new version (windows version started to fail multiple times), hoping it is more robust than the windows version. I know it now needs to be installed on a RouterBoard, or RouterBorad OS. In short, I am dedicating an HP ProLiant server for this task and I need to install RouterOS x86 on it.
I wonder if any of you have a similar setup to guide me through:
- Should I purchase a license for that task (Only Dude server)?
- What license should I acquire for this purpose?
- is it a reliable solution, I mean in long term?
- Any considerations I should be aware of.
I really appreciate any feedback.
If you are using Windows, then the easiest way would be to install the CHR Dude server on virtual machine.
All packages are available in our download page:
http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Th ... stallation
http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Th ... nToNewDude
Since CHR is free (for limited speed), it's perfect for testing.
First of all, I really appreciate your quick response and the useful information in it.
In fact, my goal was to avoid using windows. I assumed that using a dedicated Mikrotik OS machine would be more robust and reliable than windows.
I intend to use this hardware as a dedicated Dude server to help me during crisis time when the Virtual environment is unreachable.
So, the setup I am asking about if possible:
1-Dedicated ix86 HW server
2-MikroTik OS (This is what I am asking about)
3-Dude Server running on MikroTik OS
If I would have to stick with Windows scenario, I would avoid adding another layer on virtualization and go with the latest windows version 4.x.