Operating system images(DSmanager)

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DSmanager allows you to configure operating system images and pre-installed software that can be further installed on your dedicated servers from the control panel. Installing the system

Boot the operating system with BootROM, copy and execute its installation script. This script will divide the hard disk drive, unpack the operating system image and other software and customize necessary settings (assign a server IP-address, change the root password, etc).

To install an operating system version and other software on a dedicated server, you need to create an operating system image (a set of files from the master server). Copy the archive into the /DS/FreeBSD/Images or /DS/Linux/Images directory (the directory you choose will depend on the operating system type).

Create an installation script (or copy an existing one), and modify it. Installation scripts are kept in the same directories - /DS/FreeBSD/Images and /DS/Linux/Images. Register the version in the control panel using this module.

See also Working with DSmanager.

Modle «Operating system version»
Image:T-bullet.gif View a list of operating systems
Image:T-attr.png Allowed for users
Image:T-install.png Install new operating system's image
Image:T-download.png Update operating system's image
Image:T-delete.png Delete operating system

View a list of operating systems

  • Name - unique name that allows to identify the operating system version in the control panel.
  • Recovery template - recovery template. More information about available recovery templates can be found here.
  • Status - current status of this operating system:
    • Installation in progress - the operating system is currently being installed.
    • Installation error - one or more errors occurred while installing the operating system.
    • Update in progress - the operating system is currently being updated to the latest version.
    • Update in progress - one or more errors occurred while updating the operating system.
    • Ok - the operating system is successfully installed.
  • Version - version of the operating system.
  • Allowed for users - show if users are allowed to install this operating system.

Allowed for users

This function can be used to allow or forbid your users to install an operating system on the server. Select the OS and click the "On/Off" icon. Once you are done, the status in the column "Allowed for users" will change.

Install new operating system's image

If you wish to add a new version of an operating system, click the "Install" icon and fill out the form:

Modle «Operating system version»
  • Template - select the type of the operating system template that you wish to install. All the templates are associated with recovery templates. The server will boot with a recovery template during the OS installation process.
  • Operating system name - choose an operating system template that you wish to install.

Update operating system's image

If you wish to update the operating system images, locate the required OS and click the "Update" icon. Confirm that you want to update the selected operating system image by clicking OK on the following form.

Delete operating system

To delete an operating system, select it from the list and click the "Delete" icon. Confirm that you want to delete the selected operating system by clicking OK on the following form.

Please note, deleting an operating system does not delete an associated image and installation script.

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