How to install OpenSUSE 13.1 Server in VPS using custom iso


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Today, my class will be discuss on how to install Zimbra Collaboration Suite. One of my student want to try it using different OS. As we don’t have access for Linux Suse Enterrprise Server 11 then we’ll try it on OpenSuse 13.1 . I never try it beside using Ubuntu but it won’t hurt right 🙂 . VPS is ready for such action.

I start by install OpenSUSE 13.1 server using VPS that support custom iso with these details :

  1. Location : Frankfurt
  2. Memory : 1GB (lowest memory available is 768 but I’ll try 1 GB)
  3. HD : 20 GB
  4. Technology : KVM
  5. Price : $7/mo

Lets get start!

OpenSUSE Iso Preparation

Login to vps provider and click “MY ISO”

Enter the address of iso file (OpenSUSE 13.1) from freedomvoice. You can choose other mirror from here.

Update :

OpenSuse 13.2 already released with many improvements.

In case you need OpenSuse 13.2 iso, you can click here.

install OpenSUSE 13.1 Server in VPS using custom iso - prepare iso file location

List of uploaded iso file :

I also try DragonFlyBSD in this vps.

install OpenSUSE 13.1 Server in VPS using custom iso - list of uploaded iso file

Deploy Server

Choose Server Location (In this case I use Frankfurt, DE) then choose 64 bit operating system (Custom).

From Virtual ISO choose uploaded iso from drop down menu (openSUSE-113.11-DVD-x86_64.iso).

install OpenSUSE 13.1 Server in VPS using custom iso - choose location and server size for opensuse vps

Click “Place Order” then you’ll see this under My Server tab.

Click “Manage” then Console.

install OpenSUSE 13.1 Server in VPS using custom iso - manage opensuse server initial install

For the rest of steps you can see this video :

Don’t forget remove iso file for next boot time or you’ll see installation screen again.

install OpenSUSE 13.1 Server in VPS using custom iso - dont forget to remove iso after successfully install

 

Configure openssh

Login to vps server root using su command then use:

rcsshd restart

to start ssh server

install OpenSUSE 13.1 Server in VPS using custom iso - start openbsd vps ssh server

For complete command around port, firewall etc you refer to manual.

Try ssh from client

alamsyah@alamsyah-Aspire-E1-471:~$ ping 108.61.210.124
PING 108.61.210.124 (108.61.210.124) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 108.61.210.124: icmp_seq=1 ttl=50 time=249 ms
64 bytes from 108.61.210.124: icmp_seq=2 ttl=50 time=228 ms
64 bytes from 108.61.210.124: icmp_seq=3 ttl=50 time=227 ms
64 bytes from 108.61.210.124: icmp_seq=4 ttl=50 time=278 ms
64 bytes from 108.61.210.124: icmp_seq=5 ttl=50 time=227 ms
64 bytes from 108.61.210.124: icmp_seq=6 ttl=50 time=230 ms
64 bytes from 108.61.210.124: icmp_seq=7 ttl=50 time=228 ms
^C
— 108.61.210.124 ping statistics —
7 packets transmitted, 7 received, 0% packet loss, time 6007ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 227.579/238.821/278.222/17.711 ms

alamsyah@alamsyah-Aspire-E1-471:~$ ssh alamsyah@108.61.210.124
The authenticity of host ‘108.61.210.124 (108.61.210.124)’ can’t be established.
ECDSA key fingerprint is ec:c5:0a:cd:ee:e9:68:27:2d:7f:16:20:00:73:3b:47.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
Warning: Permanently added ‘108.61.210.124’ (ECDSA) to the list of known hosts.
Password:
Last login: Wed Jun 25 09:04:50 2014
Have a lot of fun…
alamsyah@linux-kx6t:~>

Till this step you have working OpenSUSE server 13.1 running in VPS. Ready to serve 24 hour 7 days a week.

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