VM or bare metal



Can I use a VM or container for joining the pool or should I run this on bare metal?



VMs can work fine as pool servers.


I run a couple on VMs, which are just fine for pool servers. Granted, mine are basically dedicated servers with a hypervisor for management, but it’s pretty much the typical VPS setup. They are potentially not as accurate as a bare metal server (if you go into the microsend realm), but close enough for the pool.


ntpd doesn’t run in a container.

// Hans