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What is the boot process of a server

Boot process - Overview

This page explains the boot process of a server.

Thereafter are described the different states of a server boot.

While booting, your server will go through five different steps:

  • Allocating node - Your start request has been received and our control plane is trying to locate an available node.
  • Provisioning node - Our control plane is launching the tasks to start your server.
  • Booting kernel - The kernel is booting, local volumes are downloaded in parallel.
  • Kernel booted - The kernel is booted and the initramfs is trying to mount your root volume.
  • Booted - Your server is ready and you can connect to it.

When you start a server, you can follow the current state of the boot by pointing your mouse on the flashing dot, next to the servers name:

Boot process

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