Everyone else is moving to the cloud... and I am building a hardware lab. Everyone else is aggregating servers... and I am building more servers. Maybe at some point I start moving them back into one box but at this point I'm still a bit confused around what actually makes sense in the dungeon. It seems like the NAS server distros are trying to be routers, router applicances are trying to be authentication servers, virtualization servers are trying to be nas's.... and on. My question of the moment. Does it makes sense to have the NAS reside on the Virtualization Server? ala virtualized Freenas or does it make better sense even in a lab to separate file services from virtualization? In terms of authentication services, for primary/secondary.. I've been thinking of Using a Centos VM with SAMBA4 as the "primary" AD Server and FreeNas as the Secondary. In terms of zfs I'm muddled between managing the actual pools from proxmox or freenas. If freenas is virtualized under proxmox then maybe it makes better sense to be do it on Proxmox. If freenas has it's own metal than freenas makes a bit more sense. Sorry if this it is a bit confused, but I am.