- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Docker_(software) – virtualisation software, actually: “containerisation” – after the DS713+ my 2nd attempt to get Docker running on a Synology device
In order to give the software a little more air to breathe, I got a 4GB RAM module right away together with the “chassis” and the 2 3TB discs to go into the bays, so that all the software planned to run on that box will comfortably work and live there.
I wasn’t really running out of disc space on NAS-s and the DS713+ isn’t really that much worse, but then there are 5 years in between them, and the also DS218+ officially allows the extra RAM – so I am quite committed to dive into the world of Docker soon.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GitLab – GitLab gets supplied as ready-made Docker container, i.e. available for the DS218+
Having your own web-based frontend to your git repos sounds quite intriguing. So getting “my own GitLab” up and running is quite a motivating start for my Docker involvement.
Update 2019-01-12: The resource monitor (of the NAS) makes me think, everything runs alright. And: GibLab does run on my NAS – amazing!