How is Linux Station different than Virtualization Station?

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How is Linux Station different than Virtualization Station?

Post by buggz » Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:16 am

Is the Linux Station just a dedicated VM?
Virtualization Station has more capibilties than just Linux Station?
Is it faster than Virtualization Station if you just wanted to VM Linux?

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Re: How is Linux Station different than Virtualization Station?

Post by dolbyman » Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:52 am

afaik

Linux station is a chroot (?) [Father_Mande/ Phillipe knew all about it, but deleted his account and posts so all his wisdom is gone]
Virtualization station is a KVM

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Re: How is Linux Station different than Virtualization Station?

Post by Trexx » Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:50 am

@Dolbyman - Basically correct. Linux Station is closer in principle to a Docker Container than a VM.

A VM have a full blown operating system sitting inside the HyperVisor which can be the same/different OS/Kernel version than the underlying VM Host platform.

Linux Station is similar to docker in that is depends on the underlying Host OS Kernel etc., so lighter weight, but also brings it's own challenges.

That is why when people install Linux Station and then within the "Ubuntu" instance in Linux Station try and do an distribution upgrade (i.e. going from say 16.x > 18/20.x) it breaks their Linux Stations. The newer distributions have kernel dependencies that are different than the underlying QTS kernel, so hence it doesn't work.
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Re: How is Linux Station different than Virtualization Station?

Post by Trexx » Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:47 am

FYI - QNAP just updated Linux Station with support for Ubuntu 18.x & 20.x.

https://www.qnap.com/en/app_releasenote ... =ubuntu-hd

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Paul

Model: TS-877-1600 FW: 4.4.3.x
QTS (SSD): [RAID-1] 2 x 1TB WD Blue m.2's
Data (HDD): [RAID-5] 6 x 3TB HGST DeskStar
VMs (SSD): [RAID-1] 2 x 500GB Evo 860
Ext. (HDD): TR-004 [Raid-5] 4 x 4TB HGST Ultastor
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury 64GB DDR4-2666
GPU: EVGA GTX 1060 6GB
UPS: CP AVR1350

Model:TVS-673 32GB FW: 4.4.3.x Test/Backup Box
Model:TS-228a FW: 4.4.3.x Test/Backup Box
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAS RAID Rebuild Times | Live QTS Videos | | QNAP NAS Guide | Information needed when you ask for HELP | QNAP Links, Tutorials, etc.
2018 Plex NAS Compatibility Guide | QNAP Plex FAQ | Moogle's QNAP Faq

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Re: How is Linux Station different than Virtualization Station?

Post by mhuisman » Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:06 pm

TVS-x73 means no HDMI video support according to the release notes.

Wouldn't you know it - I've got an otherwise perfectly fine TVS-873... grrr....

Anybody know if not supporting TVS-873 is permanent???

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