I am currently evaluating OMV via VMware Fusion on my Mac. I assume there are a lot of people out there like me (assumptions can be bad). Here is my situation:
- Looking to build a NAS/Server box
- Looking at what base OS I should use (if any)
- Looking at the various other NAS software "solutions"
- Want to learn in the process
Basically, I am a Linux n00b. I really want to learn and have been enthusiastically reading/trying many things to which I am ignorant, which is a lot. I can program with Java and Python and have a few apps in the Play store so I am not completely ignorant. That said, I really want to learn SysAdmin, Networking and continue learning Python for web development, etc.
So with that in mind, here are my goals for my (not yet built) server: Play with Docker, Learn about EXSi, Do the typical NAS (backups, file storage, media), learn new technology...
Are my options better served with a "bare metal" install or running with a VM of OMV on a base OS?
What can I NOT do with OMV in either situation?
If I run in a VM what are the limitations?
I really appreciate any guidance or opinion!