OVH US Dedicated Servers offer our customers an environment with resources entirely dedicated to their use. More affordable for an individual than our Hosted Private Cloud offerings, these servers are ideal for hosting websites, email, and many other potential options. The following article is a walk-through of the Dedicated Server layout via the OVH US Manager.
When you first select a Dedicated Server, the first tab to which you will be taken is the Server status tab. There is a lot that we can do on this page, so we will take it one piece at a time. At the top of the page, there are three boxes - General information, Service status, and Subscription.
The "General information" box is where you will find the server's hostname and product type. Additionally, you will be able to install an OS on and change the boot mode of your server. To learn more about what you can do from this box, please check out the following articles:
- How to Install an OS on a Dedicated Server
- How to Use Rescue Mode
- How to Boot Your Server in Network Mode
The "Service status" box is where you will find the status of your server, whether monitoring is enabled or disabled, which services are monitored, and helpful links to view the status of the OVH network at large. The ellipses (...) button to the right of "Status" allows you to reboot your server or cancel the service.
For more information about OVH US Monitoring, please check out our Getting Started with OVH US Monitoring article.
The "Subscription" box is where you will find the renewal date so you will always know when to expect your bill. Additionally, it will tell you the date you created the service. For more information about billing, please check out our Overview of Billing with OVH US article.
If you scroll down on the page, you will be brought to the "Network" box.
Here you will find IPv4 and IPv6 address assigned to the server. You can also navigate to the "IP" section of the OVH US Manager, and set up reverse DNS. For more information about reverse DNS, please check out our How to Configure Reverse DNS article.
Scrolling down a little further you will see a box called "Slot."
This box will show you the physical location of your server in the data center down to its exact location in the rack.
Finally, the "MRTG" box allows you to view your server's traffic usage on both, the public and private NIC.
Note: Discovery and Game servers only utilize a public NIC.
You can track Traffic, Errors, and Packets over a period of Last 24 hours (default), Last hour, Last 7 days, Last 30 days, and Last 12 months. This concludes our exploration of options on the Server status tab. Now, let's take a look at the next tab.
A Dedicated Server with OVH US allows you to leverage our infrastructure to host secondary DNS. Here is where you are able to add the domain.
For more information about secondary DNS, please check out our How to Configure Secondary DNS article.
A physical storage space that is not a part of your server's hardware, which ensures that any data saved to it is safe even if the storage drives within your server cease to function. The storage space will be available to all Dedicated Server customers soon.
Here you view a history of the work (i.e., an intervention) that a data center technician has performed on your server. The type of work and when it was carried out will be listed.
Here you are able to download a Java applet, which allows you to access your server via a remote KVM session.
For more information about IPMI, please check out our Getting Started with IPMI article.
Finally, we arrive at the Tasks tab.
This tab will track various tasks performed on your server such as hard reboots, changing the boot mode, etc. It is a high-level log to help you administer your server.
OVH US Dedicated Servers are easy to manage from within the OVH US Manager. For more information about using this product, please check out our Bare Metal Servers page.