Get FreeBSD box up on Vultr

My FreeBSD box on Vultr is up and ready to work. The process is fast too and I don’t have to wait for provisioning like other provider . The closest provider I ever try is Amazon EC2. Running FreeBSD on smallest memory (if I not wrong its 384 MB). In Vultr process is fast and clean :

After create an instance I got this view. Click Manage.

vultr_freebsd1

Looks like the install process use install script and you can see the process by click “view the console” link to get detailed view.

vultr_freebsd2

The process in console took around 4 minutes till I see login box .

vultr_freebsd3

I try to Ping the server

$ ping 108.61.241.143
PING 108.61.241.143 (108.61.241.143) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 108.61.241.143: icmp_seq=1 ttl=49 time=279 ms
64 bytes from 108.61.241.143: icmp_seq=2 ttl=49 time=279 ms
64 bytes from 108.61.241.143: icmp_seq=3 ttl=49 time=297 ms
64 bytes from 108.61.241.143: icmp_seq=4 ttl=49 time=286 ms
64 bytes from 108.61.241.143: icmp_seq=5 ttl=49 time=304 ms
64 bytes from 108.61.241.143: icmp_seq=6 ttl=49 time=283 ms
64 bytes from 108.61.241.143: icmp_seq=7 ttl=49 time=302 ms
64 bytes from 108.61.241.143: icmp_seq=8 ttl=49 time=291 ms
64 bytes from 108.61.241.143: icmp_seq=9 ttl=49 time=290 ms
64 bytes from 108.61.241.143: icmp_seq=10 ttl=49 time=289 ms
64 bytes from 108.61.241.143: icmp_seq=11 ttl=49 time=279 ms
^C
— 108.61.241.143 ping statistics —
11 packets transmitted, 11 received, 0% packet loss, time 10011ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 279.245/289.360/304.772/8.593 ms

Try SSH login

$ ssh [email protected]
The authenticity of host ‘108.61.241.143 (108.61.241.143)’ can’t be established.
ECDSA key fingerprint is 06:e1:93:2f:1e:cd:81:88:26:ab:c9:f4:70:d1:cc:e8.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
Warning: Permanently added ‘108.61.241.143’ (ECDSA) to the list of known hosts.
Password for [email protected]:
FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE (GENERIC) #0 r260789: Thu Jan 16 22:34:59 UTC 2014

Welcome to FreeBSD!

Before seeking technical support, please use the following resources:

o  Security advisories and updated errata information for all releases are
at http://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/ – always consult the ERRATA section
for your release first as it’s updated frequently.

o  The Handbook and FAQ documents are at http://www.FreeBSD.org/ and,
along with the mailing lists, can be searched by going to
http://www.FreeBSD.org/search/.  If the doc package has been installed
(or fetched via pkg install lang-freebsd-doc, where lang is the
2-letter language code, e.g. en), they are also available formatted
in /usr/local/share/doc/freebsd.

If you still have a question or problem, please take the output of
`uname -a’, along with any relevant error messages, and email it
as a question to the [email protected] mailing list.  If you are
unfamiliar with FreeBSD’s directory layout, please refer to the hier(7)
manual page.  If you are not familiar with manual pages, type `man man’.

Edit /etc/motd to change this login announcement.

[email protected]:~ #

Excellent!

[email protected]:~ # df -H
Filesystem            Size    Used   Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/label/rootfs0     14G    755M     12G     6%    /
devfs                 1.0k    1.0k      0B   100%    /dev
[email protected]:~ # uname -a
FreeBSD freebsd-4103 10.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE #0 r260789: Thu Jan 16 22:34:59 UTC 2014     [email protected]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64
[email protected]:~ # cat /etc/rc.conf
# Auto-Enabled NICs from pc-sysinstall
ifconfig_vtnet0=”inet 108.61.241.143 netmask 255.255.255.0″
defaultrouter=”108.61.241.1″
hostname=”freebsd-4103″
sshd_enable=YES
[email protected]:~ # pkg info
The package management tool is not yet installed on your system.
Do you want to fetch and install it now? [y/N]: y
Bootstrapping pkg from pkg+http://pkg.FreeBSD.org/freebsd:10:x86:64/latest, please wait…
Verifying signature with trusted certificate pkg.freebsd.org.2013102301… done
Installing pkg-1.2.7_2… done
If you are upgrading from the old package format, first run:

# pkg2ng
pkg-1.2.7_2                    Package manager
[email protected]:~ # pkg info
pkg-1.2.7_2                    Package manager
[email protected]:~ #
[email protected]:~ # top > tes
[email protected]:~ # cat tes
last pid:   809;  load averages:  0.15,  0.17,  0.12  up 0+00:19:23    14:04:30
19 processes:  2 running, 17 sleeping

Mem: 14M Active, 13M Inact, 38M Wired, 44M Buf, 659M Free
Swap: 2000M Total, 2000M Free

PID USERNAME    THR PRI NICE   SIZE    RES STATE    TIME    WCPU COMMAND
795 root          1  20    0 86084K  6932K select   0:00   0.00% sshd
722 root          1  20    0 23980K  5348K select   0:00   0.00% sendmail
775 root          1  20    0 86084K  6928K select   0:00   0.00% sshd
798 root          1  20    0 23492K  3392K RUN      0:00   0.00% csh
778 root          1  21    0 23492K  3272K ttyin    0:00   0.00% csh
560 root          1  20    0 14424K  2056K select   0:00   0.00% syslogd
729 root          1  20    0 16520K  2148K nanslp   0:00   0.00% cron
809 root          1  20    0 19768K  2532K RUN      0:00   0.00% top
694 root          1  20    0 60816K  6416K select   0:00   0.00% sshd
766 root          1  52    0 14420K  1912K ttyin    0:00   0.00% getty
770 root          1  52    0 14420K  1912K ttyin    0:00   0.00% getty
768 root          1  52    0 14420K  1912K ttyin    0:00   0.00% getty
771 root          1  52    0 14420K  1912K ttyin    0:00   0.00% getty
773 root          1  52    0 14420K  1912K ttyin    0:00   0.00% getty
767 root          1  52    0 14420K  1912K ttyin    0:00   0.00% getty
772 root          1  52    0 14420K  1912K ttyin    0:00   0.00% getty
769 root          1  52    0 14420K  1912K ttyin    0:00   0.00% getty
451 root          1  20    0 13584K  4452K select   0:00   0.00% devd

Virtualization check :

[email protected]:~ # dmesg | grep -i virtual
CPU: Vultr Virtual CPU 2 (3392.31-MHz K8-class CPU)
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
[email protected]:~ #

Good job vultr 🙂