1) We will login to the portal and view our Hardware information.
c.Locate your server and click ‘view’.
d. Note the Public IP and Password.
3) Enter the Username and Password to login to the PIM. Remember, unlike Plesk the username is ‘root’ and the password is the root password to the server, as listed in the Portal.
4) Now you will need to decide which templates you need, install them and have them cached.
c.Go to the server you wish to update.
d.Go to Template Updates
e.Select any additional templates you wish to install or update.
5) Go to the Server you wish to update, under Infrastructure on the left.
a. Go to Templates
b. Go to OS Templates
c. Select the OS Templates you wish to utilize on the server and cache. Note that you will not typically need to cache all of the Templates to start with. Only cache the Templates you wish to use. These will take up a significant amount of space in your /vz partition.
d. If you only have one node at this time then click the next cache button.
e. You will now need to wait for the full template rpm’s to be downloaded and installed.
f. You can click the “Details” link to view the status of the caching.
6) While the server is downloading and caching the templates we can setup our network range to be used by our Containers. Go to Setup and Network.
a. Click New IP Range
b. Add your additional IP addresses to be used by your Containers here. If you have not yet purchased additional IP addresses for your virtual servers then you will need to do this now via ‘manage –> public network –> ip manager –> order more ip addresses –> static –> select this server – route your new subnet to this ip address’
6 Now go back to your hardware node, under Infrastructure, into Containers and New Container.
a. Fill out the information as to how it best suites your needs. For this example we are using slm.512MB as the defaults – this will be reviewed in an upcoming step.
b. Fill out the hostname as a Fully Qualified Domain Name, add your DNS Server (See this article) and add a search domain if needed(this is not typically needed)
c. Review the resource parameters. Be very careful in this stage as you can drastically hinder the Containers ability to process data, disk space, memory or even give too much which will starve your server of resources causing it to go slow or even kill processes unexpectedly. If you do not understand these settings then it is advised to contact your server administrator or a 3rd party management company. You will want to click ‘Validate’ prior to clicking ‘Next’ to insure that your settings do not conflict with each other.
d. Select the applications you wish to install and click Next
e. Review your configuration and Create
f. You have completed the creation of a Container.
g. You can now go back to Containers to view the new Container and obtain the automatically assigned IP address(from the pool of IP’s you added earlier)
h. You are now ready to login to your server and begin using it.