Run Virola-server in Docker Container on Alma Linux and Rocky Linux

We tested this instruction on freshly installed Alma Linux 8, 9 and Rocky Linux 8, 9

  1. Install updates (recommended)
    sudo dnf -y update
    sudo reboot
  2. Install Docker Engine on Alma (or Rocky) Linux
    sudo dnf install -y yum-utils
    sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo
    sudo dnf -y install docker-ce docker-ce-cli docker-compose-plugin
    sudo systemctl enable --now docker
  3. Download the Virola Server Docker Image
    sudo yum -y install wget
  4. Load the Docker Image into Container
    docker load < virola-server-docker-
  5. Run Virola server in Docker
    docker run -it --rm -p 8888:7777/tcp -p 8888:7777/udp -v $HOME/virola-storage:/virola providesupport/virola-server:latest
    • 8888 — the port you want to listen on from the outside and to which the virola client will connect. Can be any valid port number (from 1 to 65535), but must be the same for both TCP and UDP protocols;
    • 7777 — is the port inside the Docker container, which must be 7777 and cannot be changed.
    You may also need to open the TCP and UDP ports in the system firewall.

Note: On first launch, the server will create an admin user with the admin password and administrator rights. Please change the default admin password as soon as possible to a more secure one.

You can change user password from the Virola client. You can also change password of an existing user using the --change-password command line argument of the Virola server.