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Edit the Operating System information of the VPS in SolusVM

by | Jul 27, 2021

Wondering how to edit the Operating System information of the VPS in SolusVM? We can help you.

Here at Bobcares, we often handle requests from our customers to fix similar SolusVM queries.

Today we will see how our support engineers fix this for our customers as a part of our Server Management Services.

 

How to edit the Operating System information of the VPS in SolusVM?

 
Today, let us see how our Support Techs use Client Operating System Chooser that allows the client to choose the operating system they want without having to rebuild there vps after its been setup with the default template.
 

Client Operating System Chooser

 
Firstly, this feature lets you add a dropdown list of operating systems on the products order form allowing the client to choose the operating system.

Please note title of the Operating System Chooser is important.

Use Operating System as Option Name for this chooser.

Also, use the Hash variables if you want to change the name of OS chooser.

In order to setup please follow below steps:

1.Firstly, create a configurable option group for each virtualization type

2.Then, add a new configurable option to the new group.

The default name for the configurable option is ‘Operating System’, however this can be changed to a custom name using the correct hash variable.

3.Next, select Option Type Dropdown.

4.In field Options define your templates with a friendly name and filename.

  • The first part is the filename i.e fedora-9-x86 and the second part is the friendly name i.e Fedora 9 32 Bit. Both parts must seperate with a |
  • The filename must match the filename of the template or ISO as shown in SolusVM i.e fedora-9-x86.tar.gz needs to be listed as fedora-9-x86 or windows-7-x86.iso must be windows-7-x86, so the rule is to remove the .tar.gz or .iso when listing them in WHMCS]

5.When using the OS Chooser for KVM you can specify templates & iso in the same configurable option.

 

Edit the Operating System information of the VPS in SolusVM

 
It is possible to update this properties directly in SolusVM database.

  • Connect to the Master Node via SSH
  • Create a backup of SolusVM database first to make sure that changes can be reverted
  • Access SolusVM database on Master node
    wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/solusvm-support/helpers/master/solusvmdb.sh && sh solusvmdb.sh
  • Run the following query:
    update vservers set templatename=”template_name” where vserverid=”vserver_id”;

Please note “template_name” is the new Operating system name and “vserver_id” is VPS ID in SolusVM.

 

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Conclusion

In short, we saw how our Support Engineers edit the Operating System information of the VPS in SolusVM.

 

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