Run Virola-server in Docker Container on CentOS Linux

We tested this instruction on freshly installed CentOS 7, CentOS Stream 8, 9

  1. Install Docker Engine on CentOS Linux
    sudo yum install -y yum-utils
    sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo https://download.docker.com/linux/centos/docker-ce.repo
    sudo yum install -y docker-ce docker-ce-cli containerd.io docker-compose-plugin
    sudo systemctl start docker
    
  2. Download the Virola Server Docker Image
    sudo yum install -y wget
    wget https://virola.io/downloads/2.2.4.24042515/virola-server-docker-2.2.4.24042515.tar.gz
    
  3. Load the Docker Image into Container
    docker load < virola-server-docker-2.2.4.24042515.tar.gz
    
  4. 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
    
    Where:
    • 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.

We strongly recommend to encrypt Linux machine on which Virola server is running. The best way is to encrypt it during Linux installation but it is also possible to encrypt the existing Linux instance. We've prepared a detailed instruction about disc encryption in Linux environment for you.