How to: Install SolusVM Master Only on CentOS 6

created by BasicSysAdmin

Tags: Linux, CentOS, CentOS 6, SolusVM

Jun 18, 2016


This guide will show you how to install SolusVM Master Only on a clean installation of CentOS 6. There are a few prerequisites so make sure you follow them closely. As SolusVM is a rather large program, it can take sometime. If you do not already have a license, you can buy one from LicensePal. You can also get a free 30 day trail.


In order to follow this tutorial, you will need the following

  • Sudo Privileges

  • Clean Minimal Install of CentOS 6

  • Setup a Static IP

  • Have a Fully Qualified Domain

  • Fully Updated

  • Disabled Firewall

  • Installing SolusVM

    After you have followed all of the prerequisites mentioned above, you can start the installation script using this command:

    yum install -y wget
    wget http://soluslabs.com/installers/solusvm/install
    chmod 755 install

    This command will go and download the latest install script from SolusVMs website.
    The Installation

    At the start of the installation, you will see a notification saying if anything fails to check the logs.

    Press the Return key. Next, select the appropriate operating system. Mine is option 2.

    You can now pick which version you would like to install. As the latest version is currently 1, I shall install this.

    Now, you can select the mirror to use. If you are unsure, just hit 1

    Finally, you can now select the type of installation to do. I shall be doing the Master with no virtualisation.

    This should now start installing any dependencies.
    You may get a warning about removing any MySQL Installations, just hit the return key.

    When this is finished, you should see a screen like this

    Moving to Nginx

    In a later version of solusvm, they have an option to use nginx. To set this up, you will need to disable lighttpd

    service lighttpd stop
    chkconfig lighttpd off

    You can now install nginx

    yum install svmstack-nginx svmstack-nginx-legacy-master-config -y

    After this, you will need to start it and then restart it for things to figure themselves out.

    service svmstack-nginx start

    The Admin Interface

    After you have done everything above, you may as well head to the admin control panel which will be at https://yourip/admincp. You will see a certificate warning but you can ignore this till you setup an ssl certificate.
    You will now need to enter the license you received.

    and thats it, you now have solusvm installed. You can now continue to use it however you need! :D