Last modified: 25 Dec 2007
WARNING: This documentation covers Parallels H-Sphere versions up to 3.1. For the latest up-to-date Parallels H-Sphere documentation, please proceed to the
official Parallels site.
Physical servers (also referred to as boxes) are represented by
physically or virtually separate computers with their own operating systems
(Linux, FreeBSD Unix, or Windows). Physical servers can be emulated with VPS,
VMWare or other software packages.
Separate physical servers are required for:
- Windows web hosting
- MS SQL user database hosting
- Windows real media hosting
- PostgresSQL user database hosting
- VPS hosting
Please refer to H-Sphere cluster charts that illustrate installations
with different number of physical boxes.
Adding Physical Servers
To add a new physical server to H-Sphere:
- In your admin control panel, go to E. Manager -> Servers -> Add P.Server.
- Click Add Physical Server at the bottom of the page that appears.
- Enter the name of the physical server, its IP and associated net mask:
Specify Login and Password parameters:
Don't enter IP2 and Mask2, they are not implemented for Linux and for Windows.
- For Windows servers, these are login (hsadmin by default) and password chosen when installing the Winbox.
- For Unix servers, enter login: root and root password for this server.
- Click Submit.
- Add server groups (types) of logical servers to be placed on this physical server.
For example, if you add only web servers and mail servers groups, you won't be able to add any DNS servers to this physical
- Go to E.Manager -> Servers -> P.Servers to see the newly added
server in the list of all physical servers in the system.
To finish adding this physical server to H-Sphere, add to it also logical servers
(services that you plan to place on it). Further steps are described in the Sysadmin Guide in the document on
adding servers and services to H-Sphere.
Physical Server Controls
To see all physical servers in your H-Sphere cluster, go to E. Manager -> Servers -> P.Servers:
From this page you can:
Load balanced server clusters
Updating physical boxes from the CP interface
( in H-Sphere 3.1 Beta 1)
Physical server installation/update profiles
( in H-Sphere 3.1 Beta 1)
Deleting a Physical Server
A physical server can be deleted only if it's free of logical servers. To delete a physical server:
- Go to E.Manager -> Servers -> P.Servers.
- Click the name of the physical server you've decided to delete.
- In the Used by section, find the Delete icon. It appears only
if the server isn't used by any services: