How to install a new Linux Operating System (Interactive Install) via the xneelo Control Panel

The information in this article is related to the new xneelo Control Panel.
If you are still using konsoleH, refer to this article.

The Linux Install tool enables you to install a Linux Operating System (OS) onto your Self-Managed Server. This feature requires certain BIOS settings to be enabled (this may not apply to older servers). If you experience any issues, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will gladly assist.

This is a pure vanilla OS install as if you are attaching the install media via a CD/USB drive.


  • 1
    Browse to your xneelo Control Panel and log in.
  • 2
    Under Products in the side menu, select Self-Managed Servers.
  • 3
    Select the server you would like to access.
  • 4
    Under Server Tools, click on the Linux Install icon.
  • 5
    Select the distribution of the installation that you wish to activate.
  • 6
    Select Activate.
  • 7
    Reboot your server within 10 minutes of performing this action via the RMM / IPMI device.
  • 8
    During the server startup process, you have the option to reconfigure your RAID (TruServ Commerce only) via the RAID controller bios.
  • 9
    The server will boot into the OS installation environment you selected in step 4.
  • 10
    Follow the onscreen prompts to install your OS and configure your disks and partition layout.
  • 11
    Once the install is complete, your server will reboot and your installed OS will be accessible.

What happens next

Access your server with the user(s) configured via SSH (please note, some Linux distributions do not allow root logins by default over SSH).