Installed OVA and can't really even get past the System/Server Definition

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Ralph Fowler, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. Ralph Fowler

    Ralph Fowler New Member

    I joined Howtoforge again and just installed the OVA for
    The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) with Apache, PHP, MySQL, PureFTPD, BIND, Postfix, Dovecot and ISPConfig 3.1"
    aside from ending up with my console having a German keyboard (default of the ova I guess) and fixing that, I thought everything was going along fine. I found no notes about anything beyond installing the OVA.

    Well, I can't even define the server. The is there, but when I add my server, none of the dropdowns for services ie: Mail, Web, DNCS, File, DB, etc will "stick" . I select "yes" but nothing stays selected. I went through the tutorial to see if there was anything obvious that I would have not known from using the OVS but I find nothing. I can't proceed at all until I have my server defined, I think.

    Can anyone help me out? Thanks.

    I ran the test script and things do not look good regarding the amount of things it is saying it can't find. Output below.

    ##### SERVER #####

    IP-address (as per hostname): ***.***.***.***

    [WARN] could not determine server's ip address by ifconfig

    [INFO] ISPConfig is installed.

    [WARN] /usr/local/ispconfig/server/lib/ is missing.

    ##### VERSION CHECK #####

    [INFO] php (cli) version is 7.2.15-0ubuntu***.***.***.***

    ##### PORT CHECK #####

    ##### MAIL SERVER CHECK #####


    [WARN] I could not determine which web server is running.

    [WARN] I could not determine which mail server is running.

    [WARN] I could not determine which pop3 server is running.

    [WARN] I could not determine which imap server is running.

    [WARN] I could not determine which ftp server is running.

    ##### LISTENING PORTS #####

    (only ()

    Local (Address)

    [anywhere]:993 (-)

    [anywhere]:995 (-)

    [localhost]:10023 (-)

    [localhost]:10024 (-)

    [localhost]:10025 (-)

    [localhost]:10026 (-)

    [localhost]:10027 (-)

    [anywhere]:587 (-)

    [localhost]:11211 (-)

    [anywhere]:110 (-)

    [anywhere]:143 (-)

    [anywhere]:465 (-)

    [anywhere]:21 (-)

    ***.***.***.***:53 (-)

    [localhost]:53 (-)

    ***.***.***.***:53 (-)

    [anywhere]:22 (-)

    [anywhere]:25 (-)

    [localhost]:953 (-)

    *:*:*:*::*:993 (-)

    *:*:*:*::*:995 (-)

    *:*:*:*::*:10023 (-)

    *:*:*:*::*:10024 (-)

    *:*:*:*::*:10026 (-)

    *:*:*:*::*:3306 (-)

    *:*:*:*::*:587 (-)

    [localhost]10 (-)

    [localhost]43 (-)

    *:*:*:*::*:8080 (-)

    *:*:*:*::*:80 (-)

    *:*:*:*::*:465 (-)

    *:*:*:*::*:8081 (-)

    *:*:*:*::*:21 (-)

    *:*:*:*::*:53 (-)

    *:*:*:*::*:22 (-)

    *:*:*:*::*:25 (-)

    *:*:*:*::*:953 (-)

    *:*:*:*::*:443 (-)

    ##### IPTABLES #####
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    The server in the VM is a fully installed single server system, so the server is defined already. You don't add another server. I used the same OVA today to test the new 3.1.13p1 release, so its tested to be fully working.

    Your server is ready to be used, no further actions required. E.g. if you want to host a website on that server, login to ispconfig, go to sites, click on the new website button, enter the domain name and press save. Thats's all.

    The first step is to delete the server that you added. I hope you did not accidentally delete the as that's your server and deleting it would completely damage the system. If you want to rename your server to a different name that, then click on System > Server services and edit the Servername field, then press save.

    Regarding the test script output, you missed to run the script as root user.
  3. Ralph Fowler

    Ralph Fowler New Member

    Thanks for the reply, till!
    I never was actually able to add my server, but unfortunately I did delete the "example" one, so Im I now going to have to reinstall?

    If so, how can I get the shell to initially come up as a US keyboard instead of German?

    And I ran the test using sudo. I don't see where you tell us what the root password is. What is it?
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Servers in a multiserver system get added by the ispconfig installer during installation of the slave node, you'll never add a server manually in the UI and that's why you can't add it.

    Yes, if you deleted the local server then the best way to get a working system back is to delete the VM and restore it from the ova.

    The shell will come up with the keyboard that was used to install it and my keyboard is a german keyboard. A keyboard can be changed on Ubuntu like this:

    There is no root password, to become root user on Ubuntu, you run just:

    sudo -s
  5. Ralph Fowler

    Ralph Fowler New Member

    Thanks again. I totally forgot about that root trick.
    I'll go ahead and reinstall, no problem.
    I did manage to change the keyboard from the console, just had to get a German keyboard layout so I could find out where you hid the / key.
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  6. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    I'll add a note to the tutorial with a link to the instructions on how to change the keyboard.

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