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How to start the server form OVH kernel from the network?

Introduction

Netboot is a free service that allows starting your server from already compiled kernel. After previous configuration server automatically downloads the kernel. Every time a new version of kernel is available, OVH compiles it and makes it accessible for its clients. You may easily and quickly update your kernel.

Server Configuration

If you'd like your server to be started from netboot, you need to configure it in Manager v3. Choose "Services" , and then .

Then choose your version of kernel. Each kernel is available in two versions: standard or with grsecurity patch.



Summary

Netboot is a simple and quick way to keep your kernel up to date.
You need also to remember to update the kernel on the hard disk. To get more information read InstallOVHKernel.