Create CDN Edge Server

Starting with OnApp 5.4 version, edge servers functionality is applicable for users with vCloud Director integration. Ensure that Create a new virtual server and Compute zones permissions are on before creating edge server for vCloud.

To add new CDN edge server:

  1. Go to your Control Panel's CDN Edge Servers menu.
  2. On the screen that appears, click the Create Edge Server button or press the "+" button.

  3. Fill in the edge server creation form step by step:

    Step 1 of 4. Locations

    The Cloud Locations step applies to those users who have compute zones assigned to location groups in their billing plan.

    If the user's billing plan has several compute zones, some of which are assigned to location groups, whereas others are not - the cloud locations screen will not be available in the wizard.  Also if there is only one location this step will be skipped. In this case the wizard will start with the Properties step.

    Indicate your edge server's cloud location:

    • Country -  choose the country, where the cloud is located, from the drop-down menu.
    • City - specify the city, where the cloud is located, from the drop-down menu.

    Click Next to proceed to the following step of the wizard to specify the edge server properties.

    Step 2 of 4. Properties

    • Give your edge server a label. The label can consist of:

      Lower- & upper-case letters [A-Za-z]
      Digits [0-9]
      Dash [ - ]
      Underscore [ _ ]
      Space character [ ]
      At sign [@]
      Brackets [ (){} ]
      Slashes [/]
      Caret [^]
      Dollar sign [$]
      Asterisk [*]
      Comma [,]
      Dot [.]

    • Select an edge server type: HTTP or streaming

      A third party application - Wowza will be installed automatically when installing a streaming edge server and additional charges will apply. Please, contact your account manager for details.

    • Move the Add to Marketplace slider to the right to submit this server to the OnApp CDN marketplace. If so, the minimum required disk size is 1 TB.
    • Click Next.

    Any servers you submit will be assessed before they are accepted into the marketplace. Criteria include geographic location, bandwidth and server specs.

    If your cloud has sufficient resources, but the Next button is dimmed during server creation, the reason might be a browser issue. For more information, refer to our Knowledge base article.

    Step 3 of 4. Resources

    For ordinary edge server:

    • Select the compute zone and the specific compute resource to build the edge server on.

    • Set the resources needed for this edge server: RAM, CPU cores and CPU priority.
    • Choose a data store zone and data store for this edge server's primary disk.

    • Set the primary disk size. The disk size is calculated in the following way: 10 GB for OS, the rest of total disk space is estimated 80% per Pull population and 20% per Push population.


      The disk size should not exceed 2 TB when a new disk is added. You can later resize the disk if you need it to be larger than 2 TB.

    • Choose a network zone and set the port speed for this edge server, or make it unlimited. It is not possible to set port speed value for edge servers based on smart compute resources.

    • Choose the network from which the VS should get the IP address

    For vCloud edge server:

    If you have vCloud Director and want to create an edge server, the resources' step of the creation wizard will differ.

    Compute Resources

    • Compute Zone - the compute zone to build the edge server on.

    • User group - select the organization from the drop-down menu
    • Vdc - select vCloud resource pool from the drop-down menu


    • RAM - set the amount of edge server's RAM. The recommended RAM amount is at least 512 MB. 
    • CPU Cores - set the amount of edge server's CPU cores. For KVM compute resources, this parameter sets CPU sockets by default, unless CPU topology is enabled.

    Primary Disk

    • Data Store - choose a data store for edge server's primary disk.

    Network Configuration

    • Network - choose a network from the drop-down box.

    Click Next to proceed to the following step of the wizard that completes the edge server creation process.

    Step 4. Confirmation

    • Move the Build Edge Server Automatically slider to the right if you want the system to automatically build the edge server. Otherwise, you will have to build your server manually after it is created.

  4. Click Create Edge Server.