What is Virtuozzo / Parallels Power Panel?

Virtuozzo / Parallels Power Panel also known as VZPP / PPP is used to manage a VPS / Container efficiently. A user can Restart, Stop, Start, and Fast Stop his/her VPS when an emergency occurs. Using Virtuozzo also helps a user to get better information of his/her VPS such as Change password, File Manager, Resources, System Services, System Processes, Firewall, SSH Connection, Status Changes, QoS Alerts, Action Log, Traffic Log etc.

Virtuozzo Power Panel Features:-

* Start/Stop VPS: Start, stop, fast stop and restart the VPS.

* VPS Resource Monitoring: Monitor VPS resource utilization for CPU, system, disk space and disk inodes.

* VPS Backup/Restore: Back up and restore the VPS from the backup including all system and user files.

* VPS Repair: Start the VPS in repair mode when a VPS is broken and does not boot.

-> Embedded SSH Client: Connect via integrated SSH client to the VPS.

* VPS Re-install: Reinstall the VPS from scratch, either saving or discarding existing files.

* VPS Actions Log: View the VPS actions log to monitor resource shortage alerts and various VPS events

* VPS Resources: Shows package name, Additional Information, CPU Usage with graphic, System Usage with Graphic, Disk Usage and Network Usage. By pressing the Extended button you will get a more detailed CPU Parameters, Disk Quota, and UBCs.

* File Manager: Lets you see the files on your VPS.

* Change Password: You can use this option to change the VPS Password.

* System Services: Shows the running applications.

* System Processes: Shows running application/processes. Lets you see CPU%, Mem%, the command and PID.

* Status Changes: Shows the VPS changes such as restarts, stops, locked, etc.

* Actions Log: Shows a list of actions, both running and already finished.

* QoS Alerts: This will be the first thing that is going to tell you when a problem occurs.

How to access Virtuozzo?

VZPP is accessible via 4643 port. For example: If your main VPS Container IP,

Users can access VZPP in the following manner –

username: root

password: your_current_root_password

semget: No space left on device

This relates to semaphores on your system (you’ve run out). Run the following to clear them out:

ipcs | grep apache | awk ‘{print $2}’ > sem.txt
for i in `cat sem.txt`; do { ipcrm -s $i; }; done;

For cPanel servers :

ipcs | grep nobody | awk ‘{print $2}’ > sem.txt
for i in `cat sem.txt`; do { ipcrm -s $i; }; done;


Finally restart Apache :

/etc/init.d/httpd restart

service httpd restart



Any operation on a VPS gives me “Cannot lock VE”. How do I solve it?

A VPS is locked when some operation (backup, migration, start / stop, etc.) with that VPS is in progress. You can determine which process is holding VPS #101 using the following command on the hardware node:

cat /vz/lock/101.lck

You can kill that process if needed, but make sure that the process is really killed. If there is no process with that PID on the node, just remove the lockfile.

Virtuozzo glibc-dummy-centos-4 Error (1)

If you come across this error when trying to do a “yum update” on your Virtuozzo Virtual Dedicated Server

–> Processing Dependency: glibc-common = 2.3.4-2.25 for package: glibc-dummy-centos-4–> Finished Dependency ResolutionError: Missing Dependency: glibc-common = 2.3.4-2.25 is needed by package glibc-dummy-centos-4

You can make use of the following steps to fix the problem. First you need to remove the package that is causing the problem.

yum remove glibc-dummy-centos-4

After you have removed that package you need to reinstall gcc with all the extras. You can do that simply by running the following command.

yum install gcc & yum install gcc*

If everything installed correctly you should now be able to run a yum update and it should not error out at all.

Enable SLM on Virtuozzo

 What is SLM, “Virtuozzo Service Level Management (SLM) is a system that maintains and allows administrators to configure and control the levels of service (i.e., the set of ‘promises’) provided to VPS owners.I came across some different ways of enabling SLM on the Virtuozzo Node, by far the best was the information about how to enable it with out a Node reboot. run the following commands. Edit the following files and make said changes

/etc/sysconfig/vz and change the SLM entry to slm=yes/etc/sysconfig/vzagent/vzagent.conf Locate the SLM entry, change it to 1. 


After you modified configuration file you need to restart VZAgent, use the following command on a hardware node:

vzagent_ctl restart 


How to install Cpanel and Fantastico in a VPS

cPanel installs a little bit differently in a VPS that it does on your traditional server.

Install cPanel in CentOS / Fedora VPS:

You will need yum installed on the VPS

cat /etc/redhat-release

rpm -q yum centos-yumconf


CentOS 5 :

rpm –import http://mirror.centos.org/centos/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5
rpm -Uvh http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5.0/os/i386/CentOS/python-elementtree-1.2.6-5.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5.0/os/i386/CentOS/m2crypto-0.16-6.el5.1.i386.rpm

rpm -Uvh http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5.0/os/i386/CentOS/python-urlgrabber-3.1.0-2.noarch.rpm
rpm -Uvh http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5.0/os/i386/CentOS/sqlite-3.3.6-2.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5.0/os/i386/CentOS/python-sqlite-1.1.7-1.2.1.i386.rpm
rpm -ivh http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5.0/os/i386/CentOS/rpm-python-4.4.2-37.el5.i386.rpm
rpm -ivh http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5.0/os/i386/CentOS/libxml2-2.6.26-2.1.2.i386.rpm
rpm -ivh http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5.0/os/i386/CentOS/libxml2-python-2.6.26-2.1.2.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5.0/os/i386/CentOS/yum-3.0.5-1.el5.centos.2.noarch.rpm

Fedora 6:

rpm -Uvh http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/6/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/python-elementtree-1.2.6-5.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/6/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/python-sqlite-1.1.7-1.2.1.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/6/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/rpm-python-4.4.2-32.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/6/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/python-urlgrabber-2.9.9-2.noarch.rpm
rpm -Uvh http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/6/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/yum-metadata-parser-1.0-8.fc6.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/6/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/yum-3.0-6.noarch.rpm

Install cPanel :

mkdir /home/cpins
cd /home/cpins
wget http://layer1.cpanel.net/latest
sh latest

cd /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot
rm -Rf fantastico*
wget -N http://netenberg.com/files/free/fantasticoinstaller.tgz
tar xzpf fantasticoinstaller.tgz
rm -f fantasticoinstaller.tgz

In /etc/xinetd.d/pop3ds

Change ‘disable = no’ to ‘disable = yes’

restart xinetd
restart cpanel