With your VPS, you may receive some software that requires an iso, a disc, or want to install applications or software that needs the disc to install. One of the many great features of Hostwinds Cloud VPSes is the ability to utilize ISO files with the VPS. These can be mounted to your VPS to use from the Cloud Portal.
Where To Find The ISOs That Can Be Used With The VPS
Step One: From your Hostwinds Client Area, navigate in the menus to Cloud Control -> Cloud Portal. This will take you to the Cloud Portal with a list of your Active Cloud VPSs
Step Two: In the list of VPSes, select the VPS Name that you would like to add the ISO file to
Step Three: Now on the Management page for the VPS, you will click on the Tab towards the top, labeled as ISOs
How To Attach An ISO
Step One: From the ISOs page as mentioned above, you should see a list of Available ISO Files that can be attached and used. There are some pre defined ISO files that will be listed, as well as any you have uploaded as well.
- CentOS 6 (6.9 i386 minimal) 1 GBs
- CentOS 6 (6.9 x86_64) 1 GBs
- CentOS 7 (i386 minimal) 1 GBs
- Alpine Linux (3.7.0 Virtual x86_64) 1 GBs
- Clear Linux (22690) 2 GBs
- CoreOS (Container Linux 1745.5.0) 1 GBs
- Devuan Jessie (1.0.0 i386) 1 GBs
- Devuan Jessie (1.0.0 x86_64) 1 GBs
- Finnix (111 x86_64) 1 GBs
- FreeNAS (11.1 x86_64) 1 GBs
- NixOS (18.03 i386) 1 GBs
- NixOS (18.03 x86_64) 1 GBs
- OpenBSD (10.3 i386) 1 GBs
- OpenBSD (10.3 x86_64) 1 GBs
- pfSense (CE 2.4.3 x86_64) 1 GBs
- Ubuntu (14.04 Desktop i386) 2 GBs
- Ubuntu (14.04 Desktop x86_64) 2 GBs
- Ubuntu (14.04 Server i386) 1 GBs
- Ubuntu (14.04 Server x86_64) 1 GBs
- Ubuntu (16.04 Desktop i386) 2 GBs
- Ubuntu (16.04 Desktop x86_64) 2 GBs
- Ubuntu (16.04 Server i386) 1 GBs
- Ubuntu (16.04 Server x86_64) 1 GBs
- Ubuntu (18.04 Desktop x86_64) 2 GBs
- Rancher OS (1.4 x86_64) 1 GBs
- Vyos (1.1.8 i586) 1 GBs
- Vyos (1.1.8 x86_64) 1 GBs
- Fedora (27 x86_64) 3 GBs
- Fedora (28 x86_64) 3 GBs
- Debian 8 (8.10 i386) 1 GBs
- Debian 8 (8.10 x86_64) 1 GBs
- Debian 9 (9.4 i386) 1 GBs
- Debian 9 (9.4 x86_64) 1 GBs
- FreePBX (14 x86_64) 2 GBs
- FreeBSD (10.4 Release i386) 1 GBs
- FreeBSD (10.4 Release x86_64) 1 GBs
- FreeBSD (11.1 Release i386) 1 GBs
- FreeBSD (11.1 Release x86_64) 1 GBs
- Arch Linux (2018.06.01 x86_64) 1 GBs
Select Attach ISO next to the one you would like to have attached to your VPS.
Step Two: After clicking Attach ISO, there will be a dialog pop up window that comes up. This is a confirmation before the ISO is attached, as during the Attachment process, it will reboot your VPS. Once you are ready to proceed, click Confirm
Step Three: The process may take a few moments to complete, however once complete, the VPS should be Active and running, and the ISO will now be listed under the Attached ISOs
How To Detach An ISO
Step One: When you have an Attached ISO, there will be a new Action for removing or Detaching the ISO from your server. Next to the ISO that you would like to detach from the VPS, go through Actions -> Detach ISO
Step Two: After clicking the option to Detach ISO, there will be a new Dialog box that comes up to confirm. This is because the VPS will reboot during the process of detaching the ISO file. Once you are ready, click Confirm to start the detachment process.
Step Three: Once the detachment process has finished, the ISO file should no longer be attached to your VPS, and your Server should be active and running.
- How To Upload Own ISO Image – How you can upload your own custom ISO for use with your VPS (or new VPS)
- ISO Management Overview – A brief overview of our ISO Management from the Cloud Portal
- Create A New Server With An ISO – How to create a new server, starting with the ISO mounted. Useful for operating system installations.
If you should have any questions or would like assistance, do feel free to contact us through Live Chat or by submitting a ticket with our Technical Support team.