FOSS VPS Options (or VirtKick alternative)



  • Hello all,

    So I want a solution like this:
    https://demo.virtkick.com/machines

    Think creating your own Vultr and having web panel that will allow clients to create machines.

    But VirtKick didnt fulfill their crowd funding promise and became closed source and not free, and you cant self host it.

    So I researched and found this :

    https://vmango.org/docs/screenshots/machine-create/

    which is FOSS

    But i didnt manage to make it work with my KVM the images and provider pages were always empty/blank

    Can you help me and try Vmango ? and set it up successfully on the same machine that hosts KVM instance ?

    Or do you know other options, even if Paid but as long it gets installed on premise.



  • Why not just use OpenStack?



  • @stacksofplates said in FOSS VPS Options (or VirtKick alternative):

    Why not just use OpenStack?

    I didnt know it had this functionality, I thought it was like vCenter.

    Do you have screenshots on how the clients see the panel ?
    do you know easy guide to set it up with KVM centos 7 ?
    Does it support billing ?



  • Which distro did you use? Debian, Ubuntu, or CentOS? If it was CentOS, it might be empty or blank because of SELinux.



  • @emad-r said in FOSS VPS Options (or VirtKick alternative):

    @stacksofplates said in FOSS VPS Options (or VirtKick alternative):

    Why not just use OpenStack?

    I didnt know it had this functionality, I thought it was like vCenter.

    Do you have screenshots on how the clients see the panel ?
    do you know easy guide to set it up with KVM centos 7 ?
    Does it support billing ?

    Created a demo user. You get whatever resources are assigned to that user/group.

    0_1513458428144_os.png

    This is an all-in-one setup for a home lab. If you do this the right way you probably won't be managing it yourself. It uses KVM on CentOS (or Xen is possible on other platforms).

    There is no billing directly through OpenStack, but it provides the info for that. Usage is tracked for all projects. You can set up billing through something like Cloudforms (ManageIQ). It doesn't look like Vmango does anything related to billing at all.

    However, to be frank, are you really going to be charging customers to run a VPS on a single host?


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