New in the QCP are a few updated templates, as well as a new Xen kernel.
On the Xen side, kernel 3.0.1 (modules.tgz here) is available in the QCP.
Ubuntu 11.10, Fedora 16, and Centos 6 are available too. Note that Ubuntu 11.10 and Fedora 16 will require the 3.0.1 kernel to boot properly.
On the VZ side, Centos 6 is now available. Ubuntu 11.10 and Fedora 16 should be available shortly.
Updated Xen kernels for XS plans have been released that address a recent security issue for Linux >= 2.6.30. (RDS protocol exploit)
This only effects XS plans running either 184.108.40.206 or 220.127.116.11.
If you are running PV-Grub, you should update your kernel via your distributions package manager.
Simply reboot your VPS to update your kernel to the recent version.
Be sure to download the updated kernel modules pack if you have them installed:
mv 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124.old
tar -xzf domU-126.96.36.199-modules.tgz
mv 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206.old
tar -xzf domU-220.127.116.11-modules.tgz
Until you are able to reboot, a workaround is to run the following as root:
echo “alias net-pf-21 off” > /etc/modprobe.d/disable-rds
This will disable loading of the RDS module for non root users.
A new Xen kernel is available in the QCP, compiled from the kernel.org 18.104.22.168 tree.
Kernel modules may be found here:
Quantact’s API has been released, allowing you to control your vps without logging into the QCP.
Many of the QCP’s functions have been implemented, with more to come.
The documentation can be found here.
We are pleased to announce our new XS series of virtual private servers.
XS plan virtual private servers offer the same resources/dollar as our VS series of OpenVZ VPS.
See this page for a comparison of the two technologies.
The XS series are based on Xen 3.4.x, and have a new set of exciting features, such as:
We are in the process of migrating our existing Xen customers over to the new plans,
so if you haven’t already received an email, you will soon!
If you have any questions, simply open a support ticket.
A new feature has been added to the QCP to uncompress your backups and make them available on an SSL encrypted FTP login. For those of you that asked for easy access to your backups, just click the button, login, and download. The backup is uncompressed as well, in case you just needed a few files.
Documention is here: Self Service Backups
We’ve just rolled out the ability to clone your backups to other virtual servers under the same QCP login.
This is a great feature if you would like to start with one build, and quickly ramp up a number of VPS’s by cloning it.
Documentation on backups is found here.
We’ve updated our documentation portal:
It includes links to new tutorials on how to get started with your new VPS, as well as some updated ones.
Drop us a line if you would like to see any others written!
We’ve added a port monitor for IP addresses in the QCP, under Network.
This service will monitor ports on your server every 10 minutes, and notify you if a port is down.
At 2009-11-24 14:40:08 PST, the following port(s) were down when the monitor polled:
Fedora 12 and an updated Gentoo are now available for use.
Fedora 12 brings a number of updated software packages, as well as new projects on the edge of Linux development.
The Gentoo template is an update to a more recent build.