I am still very new to Home Assistant and first started out installing it on Debian in the “env” install method and I loved it. It picked up so much stuff in my local network it was amazing.
Playing with it for a few weeks I found that I wanted to do something, but I needed to have the Supervisor tab which I didn’t have.
That meant I went and installed the VM image and got it running however it did not pick up anywhere near as much as my previous install. This is when I first heard of a thing called Docker.
I get what Dockers are, but find that it seems to add another network layer between my network and the Container, e.g. looking at my VM console I can see that the Docker Container has a 172.x.x.x address and the network address I have given it on my network, 192.x.x.x
This also added complexity when I was trying to find the configuration.yaml location, because I didn’t understand (I do now) that at the console you are in the container, but when you SSH in you are in the OS that is running the Docker.
Reading through the new post about installation methods supported vs community it would appear that all the new supported methods are Docker only.
Leads me to a couple of questions, have I miss understood how the Docker works and why is there not a full (supported) OS installation that can be installed natively?