I’ve only been using WebODM in anger a few days and I’m already hooked, so much potential. (Apologies if the following as been asked many times, but I cannot find a recent or detailed post.)
After yesterday’s post regarding my Bebop 2, I have already invested in a Phantom 4 Pro to improve my mapping, I’m now hoping to build a new home server primarily for ODM/WebODM and to combine some other functions running on my home network in Docker containers. (PiHole & Unbound, WireGuard Server, UniFi Controller, Mosquitto Server, Traccar Server +++ more to follow?? Alway tinkering, suggestions welcome).
Question 1) I’m assuming my best approach is to run Ubuntu Server natively on the hardware and do everything via Docker/Containers. (as opposed so some kind of Hypervisor and running different Virtual Machines/OS instances, for example a Xen Server install with separate OS Installs on top?).
Question 2) Hardware! I’m starting to spec a new server based on the above, whilst my budget is not infinite I do have some cash to throw at it. I need to be efficient with my money, but can afford a decent spec if that makes sense. I used to build a lot of PC’s but haven’t for some time. Ideas, info, experience here seems pretty good here so whilst more of a general Hardware Question (with a strong ODM bias) what system should I build?
I’m currently thinking of Building something around Ryzen 9, and PCIe Gen 4 NVMe OS drive and separate SATA SSDs for bulk data. Not really got much further than that. Once built server will be located in Loft, so noise not too much of a consideration, but power efficiency would be a consideration.
Once spec’d I plan to share the build on here and run some benchmarks etc as I’ve spent sometime today reading around the web and comparisons of different hardware is hard to find. Hopefully it will be fun!
Regards - Woody