Hi Chris, There is no general best practice available as it heavily depends on the use case/ support requirements and other factors. For example, I start with a minimum installation and then I use Ansible to apply my personal/ company flavor (tools/ configuration/ ...). The result is a core VM that is the starting point for the application deployment. Depending on the size of the installation and skills of the support team, you can use devops processes for the applications as well, for example installing prerequisites or even the application itself. Kind regards Thomas Am Mi., 8. Juli 2020 um 17:49 Uhr schrieb Christopher Wensink < cwensink at five-star-plastics.com>: > Everyone, > > I am in the process of migrating over a samba Linux VM from an openvz > based system to a vmware based system. I am migrating over these services: > > apache > samba > rsync (daemon via xinetd) > > I'm trying to improve my documentation and I want to make a linux vm > best practices SOP that can be used as the template for all new server > setups. Does anyone have any similar kinds of documentation that they > would be willing to share (excluding confidential / credentials, etc) > > Chris > _______________________________________________ > CentOS mailing list > CentOS at centos.org > https://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos > -- Linux ... enjoy the ride!