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    Default Omada Controller running on Untangle

    Hi All,
    I am curious if omada controller software could be instlled and ran on Untangle? I have attempted on a virtual machine, but the instalatio does not seem to remain, it would be nice to be ale to controll my Omada wireless devices from the same system

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    Untangle runs some lxc containers. https://wiki.untangle.com/index.php/LXC You might be able to do that? I would just run it on some other machine though. Untangle changes things and might break whatever you do.

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    Not in any supported way, nor would I recommend it for the same reasons I do not recommend putting the Unifi controller on Untangle.
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    Yeah, it's sort of an ongoing trend with Untangle. You have to really dig under the hood to fit a square peg into a round hole, then rinse and repeat every time an update obliterates it.

    For better or for worse, Untangle really wants a closed system. It would have been nice if the "Apps" tab actually contained community-developed or even 3rd-party apps.

    I have a pretty low bar... just the essentials, IMO. Maybe a HW monitor (ie. HDD health/SMART values) with some CPU/board temps and/or fan status reporting thrown in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donhwyo View Post
    Untangle runs some lxc containers. https://wiki.untangle.com/index.php/LXC You might be able to do that? I would just run it on some other machine though. Untangle changes things and might break whatever you do.
    thanks donhwyo, I am going to look at that, I have a repurposed i5 with 16GB RAM, so a lot of overkill for my home network, would be nice to incorporate a WiFi controller.

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    a nice SNMP scanner would be a welcom addition, untangle could alert you to network issues

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    Quote Originally Posted by miek_g View Post
    thanks donhwyo, I am going to look at that, I have a repurposed i5 with 16GB RAM, so a lot of overkill for my home network, would be nice to incorporate a WiFi controller.
    I run untangle on a proxmox server, works great. You should be able to run proxmox on that hardware. Then run a few other vm's like "Omada Controller". Not sure how many though. Trial and see until it slows down. When it breaks back off a little. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by donhwyo View Post
    I run untangle on a proxmox server, works great. You should be able to run proxmox on that hardware. Then run a few other vm's like "Omada Controller". Not sure how many though. Trial and see until it slows down. When it breaks back off a little. LOL
    And this is precisely why I say running things on Untangle is silly. If you want to run multiple workloads, you slap them on a hypervisor. You eliminate conflicts, gain stability, and flexibility.

    The only thing that would be better is K8S... but Untangle is a bit heavy for a container. The controllers mentioned here however run wonderfully in containers. And it's no accident that Proxmox specifically supports BOTH. Ensuring the controller container doesn't interfere much with the Untangle VM.
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    Thanks donhwo and Ninja, I am gonig to check out the Proxmox VM solution, I did manage to get it working on a test VM using the LXC.
    the LXC does not start properly, so I need to stop the container and start the container upon a reboot. I am not a fan of having a VM hosting a Firewall and another device, but proxmon may change my mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by miek_g View Post
    a nice SNMP scanner would be a welcom addition, untangle could alert you to network issues
    Look at librenms https://www.librenms.org/. Runs nicety as a vm on proxmox.

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