Bare Metal Servers

What are Bare Metal Servers?

Bare Metal is the next generation of dedicated servers by Scaleway Elements. Get 100% dedicated hardware billed by the hour (Bare Metal as a Service).


How am I billed for Bare Metal Servers?

Bare Metal Servers is billed by the hour, like our other services. There is no minimum commitment and you are only billed for what you have consumed.


Which operating systems are available for Bare Metal Servers?

Several operating systems are available for automatic installation from the management console. You can also install your own OS on a Bare Metal Server by using the built-in KVM-over-IP device.


How can I install my own operating system from an ISO file?

You can install your own operating system on a Bare Metal Server from an ISO file by using the remote access feature and the dedicated KVM-over-IP device of your server.


How can I reinstall a Bare Metal server?

You can reinstall a Bare Metal Server with a few clicks at any time directly from your management console.


Are Bare Metal Servers protected against DDOS attacks?

Yes. All Bare Metal Servers are protected by default against DDOS attacks by our anti-DDOS protection.


Which hypervisor do you use?

There is no hypervisor on Bare Metal Servers. You get a 100% dedicated server for constant and predictable performances.


What happens to the data stored on the disks when I delete the server?

After deletion all data present on the disks of a Bare Metal server is wiped using a secure algorithm. Make sure to backup your data before deleting a server as data cannot be restored once the disks are wiped.


Can I make changes to the BIOS settings of a Bare Metal server?

No. It is not allowed to modify BIOS settings of Bare Metal Servers. Each modification may lead to a malfunction of the system resulting in your data becoming unavailable.


How can I update the firmware of my Bare Metal server?

Firmware updates are managed by Scaleway Elements. In case your Bare Metal server requires a firmware upgrade, it will be installed automatically upon reboot of the server.


How long does it take to boot a Bare Metal server?

A Bare Metal server is delivered to your account within a few minutes. You can then launch the installation of the server with a few simple clicks. Your Bare Metal will be ready in less than 10 minutes.