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I want to create a brand new node and have a few questions:

OS Templates:

  1. Is the "suse" in the first section under "List of templates available at download:template/precreated/ and its mirrors: " a commercial Suse or is it OpenSuse? Does this require a paid license?

  2. OpenVZ Web Panel, good or bad? What about SoluvVM and VDS Manager? Which is the best option?

I want the most features for both admin and vps clients.

  1. Is Windows 2008 possible on a vps container?

  2. Any advice on new vps NODE setup? Security? Optimization?

Any warnings? Such as, what "contributed" os templates to stay away from? I pretty much would like to offer all of them to my clients including:

Centos Debian Fedora Gentoo OpenSuse Slackware SLES Ubuntu

I'm guessing it doesn't matter if the NODE itself is 64 bit, the containers can be either 32 or 64?

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  1. The template of Suse is OpenSuse, and does not require a license.
  2. OpenVZ Web Panel works great, just 'out of the box'.

And your other questions;

  1. No, you can't run Windows 2008 in a VPS. OpenVZ is all LINUX based. Thus, you can only use Linux based Operation Systems (exept Mac). If you want to run Windows in a VPS try VMware.

If the HN (HardwareNode) is 64bit, then you can run a 32bit VPS (not the other way around of course).

Regarding the HN itself. You can choose for Debian, which is quite easy to set-up. The RedHat kernels are a little-bit better maintained, so there CentOS is perhaps better.

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