Install on a supported distribution#
Pick your preferred Linux distribution between supported ones and ensure that the system firewall is not blocking any connection.
First, make sure the system is up to date and
curl is installed:
dnf update -y && dnf install -y curl
apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y && apt-get install -y curl
Start the installation procedure as
curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/NethServer/ns8-core/ns8-stable/core/install.sh | bash
NethServer 8 provides an officially supported image built upon the stable foundation of Rocky Linux, making it suitable for a wide range of server applications.
NS8 on Rocky Linux 9:
Download the image from the above links and start it inside your virtualization platform.
qcow2 image if you are using a KVM-based platform like Proxmox
vmdk image if your using something like VMware.
You can also upload the image to a cloud provider and create a public virtual machine.
Default OS administrative credentials are
You will be forced to change the default password after the first login with
Virtualization platform specific notes:
On VMWare, you must configure the virtual machine to use IDE driver for the disk
When using the image on Proxmox, change the default CPU model to anything other than
When the installation script ends or the pre-built image has started, access the Web user interface at
If the node is unreachable see Node network setup
Use the default credentials to login:
Choose Create cluster and follow the procedure to create a new single-node cluster.
For security reasons, the admin password must be changed immediately if it is still at the default value.
Ensure the node Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) is correct, and respects the DNS requirements.
Even if running on a single node, the system will setup a Virtual Private
Network (VPN) for the cluster. With the VPN in place, you will be able to
add more nodes in the future. The proposed default values should be good
for most environments, anyway make sure
VPN network (CIDR) does not
conflict with your existing network environment, because it cannot be
changed once it has been set.
Finally, click on Create cluster button. Your NS8 is now ready.
A new cluster has assigned the default name
NethServer 8. If you wish to
go to the
Settingspage and click on the
enter a name inside the
click the Save settings button
You can uninstall NS8 from your Linux distribution.
The uninstall command attempts to stop and erase core components and additional modules.
Handle it with care because it erases everything under
To uninstall NS8, execute: