I’m ready to start playing around with alternatives to CentOS on a local testing server, probably starting with Oracle Linux.
I want to install Virtualmin to simulate my planned target server as best as possible. Ultimately I’ll most likely be doing a cPanel > Virtualmin migration, but for now I’ll probably plant the files and databases manually to work out any OS-specific bugs. So my plan is:
- Install and update the OS
- Install Virtualmin to duplicate the customizations
- Create an empty Virtual Server, like
- Manually plant the files and create the databases
- In the future, wipe the testing server, reinstall the OS and Virtualmin, and test again using the cPanel > Virtualmin import.
First question: Is there any way to force Virtualmin to install on an unsupported OS? It’s a local testing server, so I don’t care if it’s buggy. That’s kind of the point of testing it.
Second question: Is it possible to install Virtualmin Pro on a local testing server with a dynamic IP? That would be for the next stage. At this stage GPL should be good enough for my purposes.
This is preliminary. I’ll probably wind up going with Rocky or Lenix in the end. But Oracle should give me a chance to work out any problems specifically related to RHEL 8.
**Operating system:Probably Oracle to Start With