Zabbix for homelab - looking for advice

Hi all,
Wanting to get started with Zabbix and was wondering what others experiences were.

Is it better to use a docker install or go bare metal on say a Ubuntu server.

Is it possible to install on Synology via docker.

What about back end databases?

I am interested in hearing about other people’s experiences and opinions. Hopefully this will help me make an informed decision.

Thanks for any input