I have a relatively unique where I need to deploy an app that we are developing on about 500 servers running intel i7 processors.
Obviously this isn’t an embedded system but the challenges of managing the running of the app across all these devices is pretty similar to the characteristic IoT challenge.
Ideally, I would run BalenaOS in a container on these servers and then manage my app in the standard way. However, when we tried following the instructions here: https://github.com/balena-os/balenaos-in-container on Ubuntu 19.10 (& 20.04) running on i7 when starting the container, the screen goes black (underscore flashing in the top-left), the user is dumped to the login screen and all the sound devices stopped working.
So basically, I’m wondering whether there is a client app (or potentially a standalone docker image) that I could run on a standard Linux distro (ubuntu) to register with balenaCloud and do things like join the VPN?
Otherwise, any advice for getting balenaCloud connection from a multi-tenant server would be very useful.