Looking to create a new Virtual machine in VMware and wondering what would be the best operating system to use. Please post your recommendations or experience.
If you’re a Windows person, whatever the latest version you’re licensed for is fine.
Linux there’s an official Debian/Ubuntu repository so I’d recommend one of them.
We have 11 access points and we are running the Unifi Ubiquiti Controller software on a Windows Server 2012R2 machine along with several other software packages and have had zero issues.
I run my controller on a Windows machine. Go with what your comfortable with using. I’m comfortable with either but am using Windows because that’s what I had already running.
I’m running one off of a Raspberry Pi 3 and it seems to be going okay. You could also forgo the VM and just grab a Cloud Key which would be your management console.
I just run it on one of our Server 2012 VM’s. Works great. No problems.
I started running Unifi under Windows, but over the years it seemed like every other Java update seemed to introduce new issues. A few years back I switched to a minimal debian GUI-less install and I couldn’t be happier. I run the Unifi Video recorder (NVR) and Unifi Controller on the same box and it works like a champ.