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VMM :: Admin server management

Server management tab will show the list of all managed servers in WHMCS.

Adding new servers the server manager

You cannot add a server directly through Virtual Machine Manager, only through WHMCS server manager.
In order to add a new server navigate to: Setup -> Prodcuts/Services -> Servers -> Add new server
Fill in related server details – host, name, ip etc.

In order to activate the WHMCS Server module functions (suspend / unsuspend), you will need to choose “Virtualmachine” under the server type (bottom of the screen).

Example usage –

  • For A big cPanel shared hosting VPS with 200 accounts in it, we will choose “cPanel” under the server type, since this server is not associated to a specific client to be managed by, but we will still be able to manage it (from WHMCS admin only) using VMM (You will be able to turn off, turn on, reboot).
  • For a client that ordered a VPS, we will choose “Virtalmachine” under the server type. This will activate WHMCS’s server module – the suspend/unsuspend module will be activated, and the user will be ableto manage the server from this client area.

Assigning a server a plugin

By default, a new server is not assigned to a plugin or a host. In order to assign a server to a plugin & a host, you just need to click them and choose the suitable settings for you.

How it actually works

VMM will need a host to communicate with (a physical network interface with reachable ip address). Once VMM is able to login to a host, it will search for assosiated servers in that host.

We will not display a list of virtual servers as they exists in the physical host, we will search for the server listed WHMC’s servers to see if it’s exists in the host you defined it in.

Here is a brief scheme – (click to enlarge)

 

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