Run Virola-server in Docker Container on Debian Linux

We tested this instruction on freshly installed Debian 9, 10, 11

  1. Install Docker Engine on Debian Linux
    apt update
    sudo apt install -y apt-transport-https ca-certificates curl software-properties-common gnupg
    curl -fsSL https://download.docker.com/linux/debian/gpg | sudo apt-key add -
    sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] https://download.docker.com/linux/debian $(lsb_release -cs) stable"
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install -y docker-ce
    
  2. Download the Virola Server Docker Image
    wget https://virola.io/downloads/2.2.3.24012515/virola-server-docker-2.2.3.24012515.tar.gz
    
  3. Load the Docker Image into Container
    docker load < virola-server-docker-1.0.29.23033015.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.