DO Ideas 2

to improve your VPS's control panel

I wasn't able to get an X server running on the VPS console from here, and I want to talk about that. The only browser it works right is Chrome, and Puffin in Android. All others just don't load it at all.

Have more options. Enable us to just change OS without destroying our VM's. I would love to see Windows images also.

Also, allow us to see disk space and/or bandwidth, and to resize it.

There can be more. You can allow us VNC access to our VPS?s consoles.

  • luis acevedo
  • Sep 11 2018
  • Will not implement
  • Sep 11, 2018

    Admin Response

    Hi all! I'm going to go ahead and close this request now. There have been a lot of improvements to the control panel since this was originally opened. The VNC console has been completely rewritten among other things. Some of the other requests that have been lumped in here such as Windows support and iPXE have separate requests open. It would be a much better show of demand for these features to add your votes there instead of here. Thanks for the feedback!
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  • Blair Sadewitz commented
    September 11, 2018 19:56

    Running a vnc service on the machine won't help me connect to it _before the kernel is loaded_! I don't need a non-emergency console, I'm asking about adding console access for special circumstances.

    Inasmuch as my own needs are concerned, I'd rather just have an ssh console than have to bother with graphics at all. Certainly not everyone agrees, but I'd much rather bother with serial consoles.

    What I really want, though, is simply the ability to tell ipxe what to do.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:56

    Hey Marcus,

    Thanks for the great feedback if you want to write an article or post it to the furom:
    https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions

    Would be helpful to a lot of other people! =]

  • Marcus commented
    September 11, 2018 19:56

    as for Nx .. go to nomachine and wget (from command line) the client,node and server files needed.. then like explained on the nomachine install FAQs just dpkg -i the files.. and then the Nx service is installed and running... then just connect to your droplet's ip or domain through a Nx client and you're done..
    if what i explained sounds too complicated for you.. maybe you(talking to users of the droplets services..) should rethink your own implication of running a successful hosting operation... :)

  • Marcus commented
    September 11, 2018 19:56

    i can access quite easily from vnc .. (and from nx aswell)
    just install x11vnc in your drops..
    windows images ? are you kidding ? :)

  • Blair Sadewitz commented
    September 11, 2018 19:56

    OK, cool. Because you're providing fantastic service overall at a fair price.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:56

    We've added the display of disksizes to the droplet selection and we're reviewing the console access section.

    It would require a major rewrite and we're looking through all of the feedback that we've received in regards to it to figure out whats the best way to move forward.

  • Blair Sadewitz commented
    September 11, 2018 19:56

    @Moisey: I am having lots of problems with that console--and I've had them with other providers who implement similar setups, also. Moreover, one doesn't even always have a graphical web browser available.

    Can you provide a host that accepts connections via ssh and then connects via a tty?

  • Blair Sadewitz commented
    September 11, 2018 19:56

    At bare minimum, all I'd need is the ability to provide my own iPXE boot script. I would have probably already done this with the console except I'm having big problems with it. @_@

  • Alex commented
    September 11, 2018 19:56

    Yeah that's one of the main reasons I haven't moved completely over, I'd like to add just disk space, and I'd like to see working stats

  • luis acevedo commented
    September 11, 2018 19:56

    Oh, why?

    Btw, it would be great to see the disk space in the packages sectipn.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:56

    Unfortunately that's not available because that's currently rerouted through websockets so that its available inside the dashboard via HTML5.

    Thanks,
    Moisey

  • luis acevedo commented
    September 11, 2018 19:56

    Well, but what happens if I want to acess directly with a VNC client like UltraVNC?

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:56

    Hi,

    Lot of feedback, thanks.

    A couple of notes.

    Depends on what you want to accomplish with Xwindows there could be issues but we do provide an Ubuntu Desktop version that takes care of that for you.

    You can re-create the OS back to it's original base OS by using the "Rebuild" feature which is located in the "Destroy" menu of the toolbar.

    We currently don't support windows VMs. We have had a lot of requests for this but there is a lot of work to get windows working properly and also to sort out the licensing with Microsoft.

    We do provide VNC console access directly to the virtual servers through the dashboard.

    Just click on the Access menu, then Console, then connect.

    If you have any other questions let us know.

    Thanks,
    Moisey