OnApp templates are used to deploy virtual servers in your cloud. A template is a fully preconfigured operating system environment – a tar + gzip archive that contains the root directory of an operating system. A basic template includes the data needed for a minimum OS installation, but templates may also include applications and additional OS components.
OnApp version 4.0 introduces new Windows templates version 4.x with Cygwin as SSH server (instead of CopSSH as in versions 3.x). These templates are currently in beta.
Windows Server 2003/XP OSs come to their end-of-life on July 14th, 2015 and will no longer be supported.
There are two different kinds of template:
System templates These are provided by OnApp and downloaded from an online library. They comprise an operating system with the latest set of packages installed. Windows 2008 templates require 20GB of free disk space. Windows 2003 templates require 10GB. Most Linux templates require 2–10GB.
Some Windows Templates with additional software may require minimum disk size of 30 GB - e.g. win12_x64_std-sqlweb-ver3.2-kvm_virtio.
Minimum disk size for new 4.0 Windows templates is 30 GB (40 GB for templates with MS SQL).
You can use the following templates for smart servers and baremetal server creation:
|OS||Baremetal Servers||Smart Servers|
2008 R2 Standard Edition
2008 R2 Data Center Edition
|Windows 2008 x64 STD R2 XEN 3.1|
CentOS 5 64 bit
CentOS 6 64 bit
Redhat 6 64 bit
Debian 6 64 bit
Ubuntu 12 64 bit
|Debian 6.0 x64|