Disk templates (VDSmanager)

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VDSmanager allows you to manage various directories that holds sets of pre-defined software for virtual servers creation. The directory must include the VPS root, i.e. all the files required for its start and performance. VDSmanager provides you with a number of pre-defined software that you can use for your VPSs. You can add more directories and libraries, alter the configuration files of existing templates.

If you choose to install a disk template, you need to decide which pre-installed software to use. If you wish to install supplementary software to an existing disk template, run the following command:

chroot /vs/pub/template-local-name

The root of your system will be moved to the template directory and you will be able to add the software using the pkg_add utility, collect from ports or compile from sources.

Attention! Do not alter the existing software and configuration files of the downloaded template, as updates may cause certain problems. We recommend that you use a pre-defined FreeBSD template.

Virtual server installation script

Once you virtual server has been installed, you can alter the /root/.vdsinstall script, if necessary. This script will run during creation of a virtual private server.

More information can be found in the article Creating disk templates.

Please note, that only VPS administrator can manage (i.e. install, delete and update) the disk template. VPS reseller can only view the list all the disk templates installed by the administrator.
Module «Disk templates»
Image:T-bullet.gif View the disk templates list
Image:T-on.png Activate auto-update
Image:T-off.png Disable auto-update
Image:T-install.png Install disk template
Image:T-download.png Update disk template parameters
Image:T-delete.png Delete disk template

View the disk templates list

  • Name - name of the template that is displayed in the form for a new virtual private server creation.
  • Path - path to the directory where the template is located.
  • Status - current template status: OK, ready for use, being installed, updated, an error occurred, etc.
  • Auto-update - current status of the auto-update function:
Image:p-on.png - auto-update is active for the selected disk template.
Image:p-off.png - auto-update is not active for the selected disk template.
  • Version - name of the template's version.

Install disk template

To install a disk template, click the "Install" icon and fill out the for:

Module «Disk templates»
  • Use a template - choose a disk template that will be displayed on the list of available templates in the form for creating and editing VDS parameters.
  • Local name - enter a name for the template that will be displayed in the control panel.

Update disk template parameters

From time to time you may need to update the pre-installed software to avoid errors, etc.

To update the disk template, select it from the list and click the "Update" icon. Confirm that you want to update the template by clicking OK in the following form.

Please note! If you have modified the disk template, you need to update the pre-installed software yourself.

Delete disk template

To delete a disk templates, select it from the list and click the "Delete" icon. Confirm that you want to delete the template by clicking OK in the following form.

Removing of the template will not remove the directory that holds the root of virtual private servers. You need to delete the directory manually.

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