Just had a sudden thought, can NethServer be completely run in Docker with the file storage and databases using the host’s file system at all?
Just thinking… the AD bit would be slightly problematic, same goes for firewalling…
And, to be honest, if it’s only for running file sharing and a few databases - I don’t need docker, just to have docker running…
My 2 cents
NethServer is not an application. Therefore i’m assuming that at current state it’s not “containerable”.
Running it on a hypervisor environment gives the advantages of ‘dockerizing’ NethServer.
- Easy snapshotting for quick rollbacks.
- Make a template of a fresh install for deployment of a new instance in seconds.
I would strongly suggest to choose proxmox as a hypervisor, but there are several other options like HyperV, ESX(i), Xen, KVM
Proxmox IS (better: uses) KVM !!!
And is the only one mentionned which offers Linux Containers besides so called “Full Virtualization”.
Proxmox comes with a LOT of benefits, among them:
- Live Backups for almost any OS including Windows
- Live Migration
- Full High Availability Cluster
- VERY moderate Licence costs. Per CPU Socket, around 100€/year… (Community)
- VERY Stable, equal or better than VMWare ESXi.
- Very Current, plenty of updates - BUT only needs 1-2 reboots / year!
One of the coolest features:
Both my Win7 and my Win10 “Admin” machines running in Proxmox are connected to my NethServer, also running in Proxmox with a 100 GB NIC! (Had to look twice the first time!)
Besides which a LOT of the people in this forum use Proxmox as their Basis, so do I!
My 2 cents
@Andy_Wismer You could see proxmox over KVM as NethServer over CentOS…
And as for NS, there is also a support plan for Proxmox, but you perfectly can use it free of charge. For private use I don’t have a subscription on Proxmox, but if I would use it in a professional way, it is a no-brainer to have a subscription for Proxmox.
Try comparing prices for all 4 products, Proxmox has the simplest pricing models of the virtualizations…
Yes, but then I wouldn’t directly compare NethServer with CentOS…
ClearOS or Univention would be a fairer comparison…
I DO understand what you mean, but you need to compare apples with apples…
This is going WAY offtopic but allas…
My brainwave in this was: NethServer is a set of packages over CentOS. Proxmox is a set of packages over KVM. Both enhancing the base product enormously.
That works for me