Can I recommend using Vultr instead, featuring native support for OpenBSD install ISOs?
They recently tweeted a $50 credit, which is nice:
I just installed FreeBSD on Linode. It was very easy and so far so good. I imagine OpenBSD would be just as easy.
Any KVM-based provider should work as well. My issue with Linode is their reliability and their dishonesty. I can’t imagine using them for business anytime soon. They’re probably okay for personal use.
Any links for reliability and dishonesty? So far my experience with them has been pleasant.
Thanks for this! I had been toying with bootstrapping on DO, but just got everything up and running with the credit at Vultr. Nice recommendation.
Can I recommend using Vultr instead, featuring native support for
OpenBSD install ISOs?
Installing from an ISO worked nicely but I had to send three support
requests over several days to get my account limit raised enough to try
out their 24 core instance, even when I said that’s what I wanted in my
I’ll update this thread with any new info.
Or you can use any KVM (or any hypervisor, not container like LXC/OpenVZ) that lets you upload ISOs.
I myself just run ESXi in a cheapo Pentium box I assembled and it runs OpenBSD great. (Doesn’t want to make paravirtual SCSI bootable though…)