A Server is a Bunnyshell component representing one or more Cloud Instances that have identical configurations. Each one of the Instances is accessible via its public IP address.
Bunnyshell uses configuration management for provisioning to ensure that all instances have identical configurations. This also means that any new Server can be reproduced from scratch without needing Golden Images.
You can create a Server from the upper right Create button.
The creation wizard is logically separated in the following sections:
This name will be used to identify your server in your cloud account. You can later edit the name by going to the Server page and clicking on the Edit icon.
You can change your Server name from the right side of the Server View. Click on the Edit Icon and type your new Server name.
Locations are geographic regions where a cloud's datacenter is located. These are cloud specific. Usually choosing the nearest location to your end users is the safest choice.
Choose to place the server in a existing Environment.
Single: The Server has only one cloud instance
Load Balanced: The Server has multiple cloud instances and all traffic is load balanced by a cloud Load Balancer component
Cluster: The Server has multiple cloud instances that are separately accessible and can communicate between them
Choose the subnet that the Server will part of. If two Servers are created in different subnets they will not be able to communicate using private IP addresses.
For Single Infrastructure type you will always have one Cloud Instance. For Load Balanced and Cluster types, you will have up to 50 instances (Server Group). You may encounter cloud account limits that may prevent you from creating a Server Group or from scaling the Server. Check the following:
This setting determines if the Load Balancer works at Level 4 or Level 7 of the OSI Model. Currently only Azure supports A Level 4 load balancer.
Bunnyshell supports the following distributions and releases:
You can choose to create your Server from an existing Package Bundle or to create an empty Server and install packages later.
Root disk type and Root disk Size
Root disk type cannot be changed after server creation. Check the Disk Reference for an overview of available sizes.
Instance Sizes are cloud dependent. Choose the Instance Classes suited for your instance needs. You can change the instance later.
After creating your Server, some settings that were used in the creation stage can be altered, while some cannot.
❌ Not supported
⏺ Will be supported in future releases
(convert between Single/Load Balanced/Cluster)
Load Balancer Type
Root disk type
Root disk size