Lenovo M910Q

Proxmox VM Host, currently just hosting Docker VMs

  • Intel Core i7 6700T 2.8 GHz
  • 32GB (2 x 16GB SODIMM)
  • 500GB Toshiba NVMe Drive
  • 1TB Western Digital Blue SSD Drive

Running Proxmox, learning how to virtualize servers.

Hardware Thoughts

Purchased on eBay for a pretty good price, although it was missing the SSD drive tray. I can upgrade the CPU to a 7th gen, max out the ram to 32 GB, and, with the purchase of an SSD tray, add another hard drive. No ability to add other cards like a NIC, though.

I understand that the M920 has a PCI port that accepts some uprades and it also has USB-C ports.

Things to upgrade:

  • [ ] CPU: i7 7700T
  • [x] RAM: 2 16GB DDR4-2400 SODIMM
  • [x] Drives: 1TB NVMe and 1TB SSD
  • [ ] USB NIC


I bought this to continue my goal of self-hosting and learning. The less I have to go outside of my network the better.


  • Home Assistant
  • PiHole
  • Portainer
  • Grafana
  • Prometheus
  • Starlink Monitor
  • Speed test monitor
  • Code Server
  • PfSense?
  • Jellyfin
  • Uptime Kuma
  • Impostor Server
  • Minecraft Server
  • Miniflux (RSS)
  • Kavita (Ebook hosting)
  • LanCache


I haven't tried hosting a Minecraft or Impostor server yet but I know it is possible. I am more curious if I can run some emulation software to play my old games.