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December 4, 2016

How to Install Superb Mini Server (SMS) 2.0.9 and Review on VMware

Superb Mini Server (SMS) 2.0.9
Superb Mini Server (SMS) 2.0.9 Installation and Review on VMware

This tutorial shows how to install Superb Mini Server 2.0.9 (SMS) and review on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. We also install VMware Tools on Superb Mini Server for better performance and usability. This tutorial is also helpful to installing Superb Mini Server on physical computer hardware or bare-metal server.

Superb Mini Server (SMS) 2.0.9 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Superb Mini Server 2.0.9 ISO
  2. Create VM on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Installation
  4. Installing VMware Tools
  5. Superb Mini Server 2.0.9 Review

Installing Superb Mini Server (SMS) 2.0.9 and Review on VMware



What is Superb Mini Server (SMS)?

Superb Mini Server (SMS) is a Slackware-based Linux server distribution with Web, DNS, DHCP, file, print and fax servers, iptables firewall, mail server with spam filter and anti-virus scanner, and BitTorrent station. It also includes Webmin, a web-based administration tool. Superb Mini Server is a server with all the functions of a full server, satisfying the needs of even the most demanding administrators while it can be used by users who have a little knowledge of Linux.
Superb Mini Server (SMS) Website: http://sms.it-ccs.com/

Superb Mini Server 2.0.9 New Features and Improvements

This release brings server packages upgrade and latest LTS kernel branch 4.4.22. Many server packages upgrade such as postfix-3.0.7 , samba-4.5.0, dovecot-2.2.25, bind-9.10.4_P3, mysql-5.5.52. This release brings also support for Let's Encrypt certificates with certbot in extra packages. Installing certbot with slapt-get will also install virtualenv and augeas.


Superb Mini Server (SMS) Minimum System Requirements

To boot into Live mode any Pentium class processor 500MHz or AMD K2 and above will do, as for the RAM you will need at least 128MB (256MB recommended). Booting in a slow computer with 128MB might output error with clamav-milter (needs to increase the time for loading), after you install it on disk there will be no such problem. Don’t forget that it’s a server , put a decent machine on it.

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