What is solusvm and how to install it ?

What is solusvm and how to install it ?

SolusVM Solus Virtual Manager (SolusVM) is a powerful GUI based VPS management system with full OpenVZ, Xen

Para – virtualization and Xen HVM support. SolusVM allows you and your clients to manage a VPS cluster with security & ease.

It’s highly configurable , with centralised backups enabled . Also it has the highest security features and automated FTP backups.

By using Solus VM you can perform steps like

  • Manage multiple virtual servers from a single login
  • Reboot your VPS
  • Shutdown your VPS
  • Reinstall operating system
  • Change root password
  • View IP addresses
  • View Logs
  • View Stats .. etc.


SolusVM requires the following specification:

CentOS 5+ based linux operating system

At least one external IP address

OpenVZ – Ensure you have the correct partition requirements

Xen – Ensure you have the correct partition requirements


You can’t Install a SolusVM Master on a Xen Virtualized Slave, It has to be on a None Virtualized Server – A VPS is Perfect

Installing a Master

Steps :

# wget http://soluslabs.com/installers/solusvm/install

# chmod 755 install

# ./install

You will now be presented with the following menu as illustrated below:

1.Install SolusVM Master

2.Install SolusVM Slave

3.Install SolusVM Backup Server

4.Install SolusVM DNS Server

Select option 1

Now you will be presented with the next menu as illustrated below:

1.Start Master Install (openVZ)

2.Start Master Install (No Virtualiztion)

If you need to install a master that will host virtual servers, select option 1

Once installed got over use you can access SlousVM in following ways

Admin area:



Username: vpsadmin

Password: vpsadmin

You need to create a client account to get into the client area.

Client area:





Once you are done with this . You have a cost effective and powerful VPS management system installed .


SolusVM’s main competitor is Virtuozzo with a lot more years adding to its pressence in the market . However, SolusVM has become more cost-effective, allowing hosting providers to reduce their costs by optimizing their business model and embracing less expensive traditional options of virtualization.

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