For maximum flexibility, on the F2H NVMe VPS network, it is possible to install an instance from one of our ISO files or one that you provide as well as the default templates. Install instance from ISO allows you to create custom partitions, set up different default users, and install different server software. We’re going to reinstall our instance with CentOS 7 from the stock CentOS 7 ISO. We provide ISO files for all major distributions, the process remains the same.
Mount ISO Media
First mount the required ISO file. From your client area;
- Access your Products & Services and select the instance to install from ISO
- From the instance management page click the pencil icon on the right.
- Select the ISO media and set the boot order to CD-ROM first
- Reboot the server and access the NoVNC console
Access The NoVNC Console & Install Instance From ISO
The VNC console allows access to your instance over the internal network. From the control panel click the NoVNC icon to access the boot screen of your instance.
You can now continue to reimage your instance from the ISO making any required changes. Remember to update the boot order when you are finished to Hard Drive then CD-ROM from your control panel to boot from your disk.
Post Install Actions
You should also install the services the network requires to manage instances. Above all, cloud-init and the qemu-guest-agent should be installed or unexpected behaviour will be seen. For instance, the qemu-guest-agent passes data like networking information to Discovery and also handles instance reboots.
# Install Cloud-init - Redhat / CentOS / FEDORA yum install cloud-init -y # Install Cloud-init - Debian / Ubuntu apt-get install cloud-init -y # Install qemu-guest-agent - Redhat / CentOS / FEDORA yum install qemu-guest-agent -y # Install qemu-guest-agent - Debian / Ubuntu apt-get install qemu-guest-agent -y
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