Install SolusVM OS Template

Option 1 - Install a Pre-made SolusVM OS Template:

For a list of available OS templates, please click the "Reinstall" button
  1. Click Reinstall.
  2. Select the template you want and click Reinstall.
  3. Your new root password will be displayed once you initiate the installation.
  4. Monitor the installation progress using VNC.
  5. Please see Networking below to configure your connection if needed.
  6. If your swap space is not set up correctly, please see Missing Swap below.

Option 2 - Install an Official ISO:

  1. Click CDRom.
  2. Mount the desired ISO.
  3. Make sure CDROM is before Hard Disk under Settings > Boot Order.
  4. Reboot the VPS from the General tab.
  5. Click VNC and configure the OS as desired (see below for help).
  6. Unmount the ISO and reset the Boot Order after installation is complete.

Please use the OS-specific guides below if you need help:


Your IPs are listed in SolusVM under the Network tab.



Some KVM ISOs work with DHCP. If your ISO does not automatically assign your IPv4 address, configure it manually.

Public IPv4 Resolvers (Google):

Known Issues / Additional Information


Network Cards



Please do not use the Realtek network card. It has a 100Mbps limit that cannot be removed. Please use the Intel Pro or Virtio options for 1Gbps connectivity.

Intel Pro/1000

Windows requires this network card. Ubuntu 12 seems to work better with it as well. Intel's drivers can be downloaded


We recommend that you use the Virtio network card on any OS other than Windows and Ubuntu.

OS-Specific Notes


Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

The 12.04 SolusVM template should be run with the Intel Pro network card for best performance. The 12.04 ISO requires downgrading the kernel to unlock full network card potential.

Pagefile / Swap

To avoid I/O abuse, please set your pagefile/swap to a reasonable size. Abusive I/O may result in suspension and or termination without refund.

General Performance

Unless your OS requires IDE, use the Virtio driver. You can select Virtio under Manage > Settings > Disk Driver in SolusVM.

Missing Swap
As of Oct. 15, 2012, SolusVM KVM templates have a tendency to not set up swap correctly. Please enter the following in SSH to create your swap:
swapoff /dev/vda2
mkswap /dev/vda2
swapon /dev/vda2
You might have to resize your swap with the GParted ISO available in SolusVM.
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