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    Photon OS

    Photon OS™ is an open source, minimal Linux container host that is optimized for cloud-native applications, cloud platforms, and VMware infrastructure. Photon OS 2.0 includes new security features, OS management capabilities, and updated packages.

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    • bmyjacks Upvoted a comment on Photon OS
      Obviously Containerization is the new trendy way to do stuff (_thanks to Docker for this democratization_). Since 2016; I run container but never find my dream host. In production I started CoreOS and Debian, than tried with CentOS, Ubuntu, RancherOS, Arch, AlpineLinux, OpenSUSE and probably forget few of them. - If you focus long-term, CentOS is great; - If you want to save you from migration, rolling-version like Arch and OpenSUSE (tumbleweed) are awesome; - If you are limited with resources nor don't want to spend it for the host : RancherOS and Alpine is your answer; - If you believe in security and try to do your best utopically SELinux with CentOS are the solution while more realistically AppArmor on Ubuntu, OpenSUSE or Debian 10 might help you; At the end as you could see every OS system have is own advantage for hosting docker image. While in the cloud you will mostly found Ubuntu I opted for Alpine Linux until they drop their hardening kernel. **VMware Photon OS** While I managed ESX and ESXi over years before I strictly moved to the FLOSS; VMware Photon OS resonate quality and common sense for me. After reading few papers and digging further; they have mostly everything I need for a docker host. **PROS** - hardening kernel - compatible AppArmor - rolling version - able to apply Linux config files **CONS** I must admit it is very personal and technical but - don't support natively LVM and XFS; - core system consume more RAM than Debian and Alpine Linux;
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      4 months ago
    • jodumont added Photon OS as alternative(s) to RancherOS
      over 1 year ago
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      Guest Upvoted a comment on Photon OS
      Obviously Containerization is the new trendy way to do stuff (_thanks to Docker for this democratization_). Since 2016; I run container but never find my dream host. In production I started CoreOS and Debian, than tried with CentOS, Ubuntu, RancherOS, Arch, AlpineLinux, OpenSUSE and probably forget few of them. - If you focus long-term, CentOS is great; - If you want to save you from migration, rolling-version like Arch and OpenSUSE (tumbleweed) are awesome; - If you are limited with resources nor don't want to spend it for the host : RancherOS and Alpine is your answer; - If you believe in security and try to do your best utopically SELinux with CentOS are the solution while more realistically AppArmor on Ubuntu, OpenSUSE or Debian 10 might help you; At the end as you could see every OS system have is own advantage for hosting docker image. While in the cloud you will mostly found Ubuntu I opted for Alpine Linux until they drop their hardening kernel. **VMware Photon OS** While I managed ESX and ESXi over years before I strictly moved to the FLOSS; VMware Photon OS resonate quality and common sense for me. After reading few papers and digging further; they have mostly everything I need for a docker host. **PROS** - hardening kernel - compatible AppArmor - rolling version - able to apply Linux config files **CONS** I must admit it is very personal and technical but - don't support natively LVM and XFS; - core system consume more RAM than Debian and Alpine Linux;
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      over 1 year ago