OMV 5: OpenVPN with Docker on ARM

  • Anyone know how to set up OpenVPN in Docker/Portainer on ARM boards? I have recently upgraded to OMV 5, but can't find any straight forward OpenVPN dockers for ARM boards (linuxserver/openvpn-as isn't supported...).

  • While the most popular image on docker hub doesn't have an image on docker hub, its github repo does have an aarch64 dockerfile - https://github.com/kylemanna/docker-openvpn. It should have everything need in the readme to get it going.

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  • Thanks to both of you! :)


    While the most popular image on docker hub doesn't have an image on docker hub, its github repo does have an aarch64 dockerfile - https://github.com/kylemanna/docker-openvpn. It should have everything need in the readme to get it going.

    So this have to be configured via terminal and not within the Portainer GUI itself?


    Then I much more would like the ledokun/armhf-docker-transmission-openvpn which seems like an ordinary Docker set up(?)

  • Yes, my suggestion requires the command line ( =O ). If someone says an image works, use it. I don't use vpn.

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  • In Portainer you can paste a version 2 docker-compose file into the Create Stack > Stacks > Add stack page and it will create the container for you.

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  • Cool! I will test it out.


    All I want to do is connect to my backup server (which is on a different location) remotely. I am not going to do big data transfers, I just want to access the router and the server there - in case I want to change some settings. In that case, do you suggest using Wireguard before OpenVPN? The most important to me is security.

  • I used ledokun/armhf-docker-transmission-openvpn:latest It worked perfectly for me.

    Could you please tell me where to get this openVPN for armhf (rpi 3B+) docker and how to set it up in OMV? The plug in doesn't work anymore for me and I was looking for a replacement in docker but couldn't find anything for arm/raspberry pi.

  • Thank you for your reply! Basically I only need a VPN to connect to my home network from the outside through my raspberry pi...what I see here it is much more than that it includes also transmission? On top of this I do not have a custom VPN provide (like NordVPN or similar). Is there a more simple docker out here with just the openvpn (like the plug in OMV which does not work anymore).

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