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How to install a Bare Metal server from the Scaleway Console

Reviewed on 28 December 2021Published on 26 May 2021

Scaleway Bare Metal servers allows you to order dedicated servers on-demand, like cloud Instances. Bare Metal servers can be used for large workloads, big data and applications that require increased security and dedicated resources.

If you ordered your server without a pre-installed operating system, you can proceed with the installation of an OS once the Bare Metal server has been delivered to your account.


This procedure is not necessary if you pre-installed an OS on your Bare Metal server during its creation.

  1. Click Bare Metal in the Compute section of the Scaleway Console side menu. The Bare Metal dashboard displays.

  2. Click Install next to the server you want to install. The server installation wizard displays.

  3. Choose the operating system that you want to install on the machine.

  4. Add your SSH key. If you have already uploaded a key, it displays in the list of keys. Choose the keys to grant access to the server by ticking or unticking the corresponding checkbox.

  5. Click Install server to launch the installation of the server.


The installation of a server takes about 10 minutes. You will be able to access the machine once it is fully installed.

To see more details about your server, click its name in the Bare Metals list. You will see detailed information about the machine, including its IP address, labels, description.

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