SolusVM: How to install OpenVZ master server?

I’m going to start writing tutorials for SolusVM with my experiences, problems which I faced and their solutions. This post is the first post in this series.

SolusVM is GUI based VPS management system with full OpenVZ, Linux KVM, Xen Paravirtualization and Xen HVM support.

SolusVM allowed master to run on OpenVZ virtualized server, you cannot install it on XEN or KVM. Master can run on a separate vps or a server without any virtualization where you can add OpenVZ, XEN and KVM slaves.

Installation :

Installation of SolusVM is explained in their Wiki, however it do not explained that you need to install OpenVZ/Xen/KVM kernel before installing SolusVM.

System requirement for OpenVZ node


Installing OpenVZ kernel

Download latest kernel RPM from OpenVZ website.

I’m going CentOS6.3 x64 server for which latest kernel is 042stab059.7.


Once kernel is installed, open /boot/grub/grub.conf

and set default = 0

and Change CentOS from

to OpenVZ

Disable SELINUX from /etc/selinux/config

and reboot server, and this time it will boot from new OpenVZ kernel


Installation of SolusVM


Once installed, SolusVM master can be accessible at


SolusVM login page

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shk is a DevOps engineer with more than 12 years of experience in different organizations. He enthusiastic about learning new technologies and shares his knowledge through his blogs.


  1. “to OpenVZ” code is same “and Change CentOS from”

    The titel has changed. Not more.

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