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Elastic Metal servers
An Elastic Metal server is a 100%-dedicated machine without a hypervisor, available in a cloud ecosystem. With Elastic Metal, you get full control of the resources and applications installed on the server, for maximum performance and security.
Several operating systems are available for automatic installation from the console.
Dedibox is our historical dedicated server range, only available with monthly billing. Elastic Metal is an improved and more flexible offer, giving all the same features with flexible hourly billing, cloud integration and much more.
Elastic Metal servers are available on two different billing plans: hourly or monthly. In both cases, you will receive a monthly invoice calculated at the end of each month and based on your resource usage during the month (number of hours used if you selected hourly billing, or the monthly price if you selected monthly billing). However, to benefit from the more advantageous monthly pricing, you will pay a one-time commitment fee equivalent to one month of subscription. To reward your long term commitment, if you rent your Elastic Metal server for more than 12 months, we will give you Scaleway cloud credits equivalent to your commitment fee.
Choosing an hourly-billed dedicated server allows you to take advantage of both the flexibility of the public cloud and the power of a dedicated server. This can be ideal for use during periods of peak activity or one-off events.
If you need a powerful server on a frequent and continual basis, you may find that monthly billing is more suitable for you. In this case you will get a more advantageous price, while still benefiting from full integration with our public cloud to manage sporadic exceptional workloads or peak periods.
We provide several ranges of Elastic Metal servers, each of them designed to meet the requirements of your different workloads:
- Aluminium: Fully dedicated Elastic Metal servers with native cloud integration, at the best price
- Beryllium: Powerful, balanced and reliable servers for production-grade applications
- Lithium: Designed with huge local storage to store, back up, and protect your data
An Elastic Metal server is delivered to your account within a few minutes. You can then launch the server installation with a few simple clicks. The OS installation can take up to one hour.
We provide a range of Linux distributions for automatic installation from the Scaleway console.
In addition, Windows will be available shortly for monthly servers.
You can reinstall an Elastic Metal server with a few clicks at any time, directly from your management console.
Elastic Metal servers must be backed up differently to Instances which have the snapshot feature.
The first level is to back up the your Elastic Metal server’s data and configuration. This can be done by exporting to an Object Storage bucket. You can also check out our tutorial on backing up servers to Object Storage for more information.
The security and redundancy of your data can also be ensured by a cluster configuration of your application.
If you need a backup system, you can check documentation for your OS, for example OS documentation, for example the information on snapshots here.
Users are not permitted to modify BIOS settings of Elastic Metal servers. Any modification may lead to a malfunction of the system resulting in your data becoming unavailable. Firmware updates are managed by Scaleway. In the case of your Elastic Metal server requiring a firmware upgrade, it will be installed automatically upon reboot of the server.
After deletion, all data present on the disks of an Elastic Metal server is wiped using a secure algorithm. Make sure to back up your data before deleting a server, as data cannot be recovered once the disks are wiped.
It is not currently possible to move your flexible IPs between your different Scaleway products. Each set of flexible IPs that you hold is independent, and usable only with that product. Instance flexible IPs cannot be attached to Elastic Metal servers and vice versa.
Yes, you can order flexible IPv6 for your Elastic Metal server. These can be attributed to any of your Elastic Metal servers in the same way as flexible IPv4s. Each failover IP consists of a
/64 IPv6 subnet (18,446,744,073,709,551,616 IPv6s).
When you configure the reverse DNS of a failover IPv6 the configuration is applied only to the first IP of each block (
You can have up to 64 flexible IPs per Elastic Metal server.
Windows is available with a monthly license for Elastic Metal servers by the hour and by the month, in French only. You have to order a server from the list of Elastic Metal servers compatible with Microsoft Windows Server. Then you can choose the version of Windows Server to install in one click from our console.
The Windows Server license comes in 2 versions (Standard and Datacenter), each at a different price. The availability of certain features (such as roles) will be dependent on the version you choose. You can find more information about the various features and limitations of each version on the Microsoft website.
Windows Server 2019 or 2022 licenses are priced on a monthly basis (no prorating, based on the calendar month) and are priced according to 3 criteria: the number of physical CPUs, the number of cores per CPU and the OS version: Standard or Datacenter. The license is billed each month, whether your Elastic Metal server itself is billed per hour or per month.
The proposed licenses are only valid on Scaleway’s Elastic Metal servers, and cannot be recovered for external use.
Each installation of Windows implies the invoicing of a new Windows license, except where Windows is being reinstalled on an Elastic Metal server where it was already previously installed. ?
After installing the OS, you can manually enable Hyper-V roles from the Roles and Features Wizard.
Hyper-V is a hypervisor for hosting virtual machines. The Standard version of Microsoft Server allows you to install 2 virtual machines per host (per Elastic Metal server). The number of virtual machines (VM) on the Datacenter version is unlimited.
Elastic Metal servers are delivered with an IPv6 address (/128).
Currently, IPv6 subnets are not available for Elastic Metal offers.