OnApp introduces ability to build a virtual server from ISO. Such virtual servers are based on specific ISO templates, which you upload to the cloud.

  • It is required that you perform additional network configuration during ISO installation. For more information, refer to Confirmation step of ISO VS creation wizard.
  • Creating a server from ISO is applicable for virtual and smart servers only.
  • Upload the required ISO first to the cloud before creating a server based on it.

View ISO Virtual Server Details

To view details of a specific virtual server:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Virtual Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the virtual server you're interested in.
  3. The screen that appears loads the VS properties, notes, activity log and tools for managing your VS.

The VS properties page gives a general overview of the VS details:

  • VIP status (on/off). Click the icon to change the status.
  • Template this VS is built on
  • Power status & ON/OFF/REBOOT buttons.

    Clicking the OFF button performs graceful shutdown and then powers off the virtual server after the timeout set in Configuration settings.

  • Auto-backups - move the slider to enable or disable auto-backups for this server. For more information refer to ISO Virtual Server Backup Schedules.
  • Acceleration allowed - move the slider to the right to allow acceleration for this VS or move this slider to the left to prohibit acceleration for this VS. Acceleration status of the VS will be changed on the next CDN Sync Runner run (default value 20 minutes). To edit CDN Sync Runner delay, refer to the Edit Infrastructure Configuration section of this guide.
  • Boot from CD - move the slider to the right to boot a VS from the location where ISOs are stored. If this slider is disabled, then VS will be booted from the disk where VS is provisioned.
  • Built from ISO - green tick indicates that this VS is built from ISO.
  • Compute resource - click the Compute resource name to see its details.
  • Location - click the location to view the details of the location group with which the VS is associated.
  • Owner - click the owner name to see its details.
  • IP Addresses - only the first five IP addresses are displayed on the virtual server properties page. To view the list of all virtual server IP addresses, mouse over IP addresses area or go to the Networking > IP addresses tab.
  • Estimated Price per hour - this sum does not take into consideration the free limits for resources set in the bucket. Therefore, the final price for the server might differ from the sum indicated here.
  • CPU(s)
  • CPU priority or CPU units
  • Disk Size - the total amount of disk size
  • Memory
  • Disk backups - the total amount of backups
  • CPU usage chart
  • Network usage chart - data sent and data received in GB per hour

View ISO Virtual Server Transactions and Logs

The system records a detailed log of all the transactions happening to your virtual servers. The list of transactions logged by the system includes:

  • Provision virtual server
  • Startup virtual server
  • Stop virtual server
  • Resize virtual server without reboot
  • Configure Operating System
  • Build disk
  • Resize disk
  • Format disk
  • Destroy disk
  • Destroy virtual server
  • Destroy template
  • Download template
  • Update firewall

To view transactions for a virtual server:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Virtual Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the virtual server you're interested in.
  3. The details screen for that virtual server shows recent transactions in the Activity Log section. 

To cancel pending tasks, click the Cancel All Pending Tasks for this virtual server button.

You can also view the details of a particular log item by clicking its Ref number. The page that loads shows the log output and the following details:

  • date -  time in the [YYYY][MM][DD]T[hh][mm][ss]Z format
  • action - the action name
  • status - the action status (Complete, Warn, Pending, or Failed)
  • ref - the log item's Ref number
  • target - the action target
  • started at - the time when the action was started
  • completed at - the time when the action was completed
  • template - template of the server the action refers to
  • compute resource - the label of compute resource
  • initiator -  the user who initiated the action

If you want to see only the detailed output, you can hide log info with the arrow button in the upper right corner.

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