netcup KVM

Note: AstLinux 1.3.4 or later is required

VM Host Specifications: netcup

Note: netcup has its Data Centre in Germany only.

AstLinux Board Type:

  • “genx86_64-vm” (VGA video console)

VM Guest Recommended Options:

  • Plan: VPS 200 G8
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • CPU: 1 Processor Core
  • Virtual Storage: 20 GB SSD (RAID10)
  • 40 TB Traffic

Configuration:

After you created an account, netcup might verify your account via telephone. After that you'll get your creditentials for logging in their Servercontrolpanel. After login you'll need to select your server. In my case a Debian installation was pre-installed.

Now go to Media/DVD Drive:

Media

At the bottom of this page you'll find FTP credentials to upload your AstLinux ISO image via FTP into the cdrom directory:

FTP Upload

After the upload the ISO will appear in Own DVDs:

Own DVDs

Select it activate DVD boot mode and enter your Servercontrolpanel password. Then go to Media/Local Disk:

Harddisk

Delete the pre-installed harddrive and enter again your Servercontrolpanel password.

Now you can start your vServer and start with your normal AstLinux ISO installation:

Select the Install installer menu, follow the dialogs to install an AstLinux image to your virtual disk.

When finished select Shutdown in the installer menu. Go to Media/DVD Drive and eject the DVD. Start the vServer again and complete the installation via the WebGUI. It is useful to enable the QEMU Guest Agent in your user.conf with QEMU_GUEST_AGENT=“yes”

Tip → Note the “IPv4 Address:” on the console screen and access the VM with SSH or an HTTPS browser from anywhere.

Warning → It is important to enable the Firewall as soon as possible. Create rules with limited access for TCP ports 22,80,443 (SSH/HTTP/HTTPS) from trusted public addresses.

Tip → If you have trouble getting an IP-address via DHCP, do not fiddle with AstLinux, but instead contact the netcup support via the contact form in their Customer Control Panel. In my case there was a general networking issue with my account, which was fixed by the support within a day.