Evening All (UK Here),
I've recently bought a Lenovo ThinkServer Ts140 Xeon.
I also currently have a PI running Home Assistant (Full fat home assistant with add-ons). I wanted to smash those two things together.
I've set up OMV5 and am playing around with it, setting up and taking down Dockers for example. And tried installing a docker of home Assistant.
The trouble is this is the stripped down version with no Add-on availability. I know these are just docker containers managed by Home assistant, but I find it easier to manage my home assistant stuff via home assistant and my server stuff via OMV.
For that reason I want to spin up a basic barebones VM and run Home Assistant from that... But! I can't find any VM addon for OMV5?
I've seen a video using OMV4 where they just install VirtualBox and it's all nice and easy.
I've also seen another video by TechnoDad that runs you through Cockpit which looks like it would work, but it fails to install on mine...?
(maybe because I've already set up portainer and docker as I understand Cockpit replaces these?)
Also, I bought a 120gb SSD to use for my OS and Dockers (to give Home Assistant an extra speed boost) but can't work out how to do this?
As OMV seems to want to keep itself separate - Understandable for normal use cases.
I even tried partitioning the SSD and reinstall OMV (which obviously wipes the partitons), as well as reducing the Install partition with GParted after install, creating a new partition for the Dockers afterwards, but I'm unable to find this unused partition in OMV to use?
Is my only other option to install OMV on a USB Key and give the whole 120gb to VMs/Dockers?
If so how resilient is this? I've seen it's best to install the plugin to limit writes but how well does it run from OMV and wouldn't this be a major weak link?
I currently just have a spare 500gb Sata drive for data until I get to grips with everything and then I'll be putting in two 2tb Reds.