Is TrueNAS Scale the ULTIMATE Home Server? And how does the Docker and Kubernetes Implementation work on it? We will deploy a simple Docker Container and a more complex App with the awesome community project TrueCharts.

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Timestamps:

00:00 – Introduction
00:36 – Advertisement-*
01:15 – What is TrueNAS Scale?
03:51 – Run a Docker Image
05:21 – How Kubernetes (k3s) works
07:18 – Deploy Apps
08:52 – Add TrueCharts
10:14 – Deploy Nextcloud
15:05 – Use cases and criticism
17:54 – Future projects (SSDs)?

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19 thoughts on “TrueNAS Scale the ULTIMATE Home Server? Docker, Kubernetes, Apps”
  1. Excellent video as usual!

    It is not required to define exposed ports when using custom docker apps with static addresses. This means all ports are an option (not just 9000+). I just happened to stumble into this in my own use case.

  2. Brilliant Christian! I'm excited that you've choosen TrueNAS Scale for your server.

    I also think that there's so much potential with Scale, it is still early day's yet! Looking forward to many more cool videos on this subject from you.

  3. I have been waiting for TrueNAS to make the Linux move so that their VM ability is actually functional. Since this is built on Debian, I am now looking forward an addon that will allow a user with limited ram or non ECC ram to use the btrfs file system instead of zfs. But the biggest thing that NAS OS's need to have is a much more simplified ability to setup and share for the Windows home users abilities. Of course adding in support for a SHR type setup would also have a mass move fron Windows users.

  4. Kubernetes may be locked down for the same reason that I am not a fan of running general applications on a NAS. It is a file server and its job is to store and protect data. What happens when an application crashes and freeze or worse the file server. The data is precious or you wouldn’t be building such a beefy NAS.

  5. To be honest kubernetes on TrueNAS doesn't make much sense to me. It is primarily storage platform and for running few containerised apps that make sense to run there, something like plain docker with portainer would make more sense, be more accessible to much wider audience and consume less resources. Enterprise is not going to deploy their kubernetes apps to TrueNAS but use something like Rancher or whatever is primarily kubernetes.

  6. Anyone running centos or rocky Linux. I'm trying to migrate to rocky from Ubuntu server to learn a more professional distro. Definitely some learning curves .

  7. 4:40
    Fun fact, Linux and in some Unix systems, you have to be root to be able to use ports below 1024, anything above can be used without being an admin.
    >9000 is still a bit weird but its a cool fact i guess.

  8. TrueNAS Scale brought me nothing but pain and frustration. I"m glad to rid myself of it. I think after the kinks get worked out, still it won't be worth running over other solutions for me personally.

  9. You have described Proxmox in the "I wish…" list. The storage, access to advanced management tools. How about HA i.e. clustering of TrueNaa boxes and moving kenernetes modes between them? So many questions, so little time.

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