Hivelocity Bare Metal Cloud allows you to reload any operating system on your device, effectively resetting your server and re-running the provision. This process preserves your IP addresses and some parts of your networking configuration.
Be aware that data is never preserved on a reload. If you wish to save a copy your file system and data you may snapshot a restore point of your filesystem using the Hivelocity Backup Service.
Before a server can be reloaded it first must be powered down. This is a safety check to ensure you reload the correct server. Once your server starts reloading you will be unable to perform any power or networking related actions on that server until the reload is complete.
To power off a server a server, click the server from the device list then click Power Off on the details page. A confirmation modal will appear, select Power off in the modal.
Then click Reload and select the operating system you want to be installed from the drop-down. The current operating system is selected by default. Then fill out the remaining optional settings. If you choose Custom IPXE a field for your iPXE script URL will appear.
To do a reload via API send a
PUT request to /bare-metal-devices/DEVICE_ID with the same data you'd send to deploy a new server.
Updated 15 days ago