Last modified: 14 Jul 2006
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.
H-Sphere Single Server Edition provides an easy way to sell and install typical one server H-Sphere configuration
across data centers.
This document covers two important Single Server aspects:
installation and license.
Single Server Edition Installation
Single Server Edition is a special H-Sphere installation mode for preparing one server H-Sphere installation
without specifying service zone and IP.
That means, you first run installer to create one server pre-configured H-Sphere
with all required services chosen (Web, mail, DNS, user databases)
and respective packages installed, but without service zone and IP specified.
Then you may easily export this "half-finished" installation as an HDD image
to a typical datacenter server and run installer in a special post installation mode
where you specify a particular service domain and IP.
Single Server Edition installation comprises 3 stages:
- Run the H-Sphere install/update script with the presingle option:
presingle [ skip-sitestudio ] [ group=cp,mail,unix_hosting,mysql,dns,mrtg ]
This will install all the packages related to the services chosen, but without post-configuration scripts.
- Create HDD image of the prepared Single Server H-Sphere.
- Export HDD image to another box in a datacenter and run the installer
with the postsingle option where you specify service domain and IP:
postsingle zone=SERVICE_ZONE ip=IP1 [ skip-sitestudio ]
[ group=cp,mail,unix_hosting,mysql,dns,mrtg ]
[ ip2=IP2 ] [ natip=NAT_IP ] [ mask=MASK ]
This will install and run post-configuration scripts to complete Single Server installation.
See H-Sphere 2.5.1 Beta 2 installation instructions for details.
Single Server Edition License
Single Server Edition has a different license which is sold for $50/month.
Single Server Control Panel is configured to operate only with valid license.
Implemented callback mechanism enables H-Sphere to check
every second day if the license is valid. If it's not, it
shows a message stating there's a problem with license or it
cannot reach the licensing server. CP stops accepting new connections
within 7 days after the last confirmation of license validity.
To manage Single Server H-Sphere:
- firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase Single Server Edition license and get license info
- Install H-Sphere
- Enter Control Panel. You will be prompted to fill in License Info. Otherwise, you won't be able to work.
- Enter License Info.