[mythtv-users] MythTV Backend on Proxmox?

Gerald Brandt gbr at majentis.com
Wed May 17 21:49:34 UTC 2017



On 2016-05-27 07:41 AM, rob e wrote:
>
> On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 9:41 PM, Tom Harris<thom.j.harris at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>
>> I?m starting to think about transitioning to 0.28 and it might be a good
>> time to consolidate the backend into a hypervisor.    So, I?m 
>> wondering if
>> others have made this move and know the potholes to avoid?
>>
>>   My tuner is a HDHomerun, so no issues with device support. And I 
>> save my
>> recordings to a NFS share on my NAS.
>>
>> I?m thinking of using an LXC container running Ubuntu 16.04. Any 
>> reason to
>> opt for a full KVM VM instead?
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>>
>
> I use Myth in an unprivileged LXC container on a Ubuntu Trusty/14.04 
> host ... it works really really well and has been stable for 18 months 
> or so.
>
> Some key points ...
> - I use USB tuners, so needed to pass them thru from the host, wasn't 
> too hard in the end
> - All screen access is via X2GO
> - Needed to access setup via ssh from host   "ssh -X 
> my-id at 192.168.x.yyy mythtv-setup.real"
> - Set max CPU and RAM limits
> - Supports 2 main clients and 4 tuners
> - The host also doubles as the file server
>
> I have various KVM VMs .... but they're much more resource intensive 
> albeit with higher security
>
> On a   middle of the road 4 core haswell cpu (no hyperthreading) with 
> 16GB I run
> - 4 LXC containers ... permanently
> - 1 Heavy Windows gaming PC, with GPU passhrough, occasionally at full 
> 2 cpu performance (whilst the LXC machines are all ticking away in the 
> background)
> - 1 medium weight KVM  machine occasionally
>
> various other KVM machines very occasionally for special purposes
>
> The point being -
> - with LXC you can run very high VM densities on relatively modest 
> processors
> - Myth can run very successfully inside an LXC container
> - KVM offers better security & control at the expense of higher 
> resource utilisation
>
>

I'd love to do it with my HDPVR's, but I'd have to pass through USB and 
Firewire (for changing channels).

Gerald


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