I wrote that article in the meantime and I’m focusing mostly on an example-based approach to show some pitfalls when migrating from the RPi world to Fedora Server / IoT for the first time. As an extra to make it more interesting I show how to transition from a docker-compose file approach to the “more native” systemd.
I imagine there is quite some potential here. Besides Fedora Server there is also Fedora IoT which can be flashed onto an RPi. Writing the above article I noticed that apart from some specifics (FIoT does not have cockpit on board and uses rpm-ostree instead of dnf) they are pretty similar so maybe this article can take that into account. I’m very happy to help here since I’m operating both Fedora IoT and Server Editions on RPis both privately and at work
First of all, my apologies for the late reply. I was so swamped that I could only do the most urgent things for some time. And now I have reached the middle of my backlog.
I have now read your article and find it very informative. Since I’m not done with mine yet, I can very well refer to it and show that at least some SBCs can be used for serious things, not just DIY tinkering and learning anymore.
One problem is Fedora support. For Fedora Server, we are considering creating some sort of “reference list” of recommended SBCs for Fedora Server. At the moment it is very hard to find out which of the SBCs are supported by Fedora sufficiently to run Fedora Server on them. Maybe we can cooperate on such a list (among others)?
I don’t know. A question on the Arm list may provide information. However, I am not optimistic. Raspberry uses much proprier kernel extensions. Fedora cannot and will not adopt those.
But there are good and powerful alternatives, e.g. the various Rockchip boards that have PCIe interfaces with Sata or NVMe connectivity, which are also supported by the mainline kernel and thus also by Fedora.
Yes, Khadas Vim or Khadas Edge. Unfortunately,both are incredible expensive in Europe / Germany. It is on my shopping list for a while. And stackable is a significant criteria for usage as a Mini server.
They certainly look impressive. The Edge Basic is currently $177.07 CA at Digi-Key dot ca while the Edge Vim Pro 3 is $222.98 there. They do make a number of types and all seem to have a .m2 connector.