So, I instanced a Virtual Machine on a headless server and I’m running there the roonserver to perform as a Roon Core in my home network. My Core gets the audio files over a network share.
If anyone is interested, I’m writing the setup instructions and I could post those here.
More details for the avid reader:
- The VM runs on vagrant using VirtualBox which makes it possible to run on a number of distributions. I run it in Fedora Server.
- The VM itself is a Fedora 32 Server. It starts from a stripped minimal image and installs only the required packages. I applied some previous knowledge from this forum to get around SELinux and the Firewall.
- The VM was tested on an i7 NUC using 2 cores and 2GB RAM and it sustained 3 devices simultaneously without reaching processor/memory limits. No audible blips either. I am guessing it could run on less than those resources but not a subject of my interest at the moment.
Let me know in the comments if you’d like to know more about it.