SolusVM is a very good control panel for OpenVZ platform and supports Xen too. It is reasonably stable and very cost affective. If you have not tried or used it yet, I would recommend giving it a try.

This post is about a recent issue I faced on SolusVM/OpenVZ node setup.

After setting up a new node on OpenVZ and SolusVM platform recently, I was informed by techs      setting up new VPSs that the VPS creation is failing and the VPSs do not start after the SolusVM    completes setting up the vps.

When I troubleshooted the issue, I found following errors in the logs :

Apr 16 18:07:34 openvzsolus kernel: VZ QUOTA: file softlimit exceeded for id=130
Apr 16 18:07:34 openvzsolus kernel: VZ QUOTA: file softlimit expired for id=130
Apr 16 18:14:00 openvzsolus kernel: VZ QUOTA: file softlimit exceeded for id=130
Apr 16 18:14:00 openvzsolus kernel: VZ QUOTA: file softlimit expired for id=130

The reason for this error is that some of the values for VPS creation are read from the sample conf file vps.basic.conf-sample which is located at /etc/vz/conf/ and has some quota values set to low values.

If you face this error you can resolve this by following below steps :

vi /etc/vz/conf/ve-vps.basic.conf-sample

After opening the file with vi editor or any other editor of your choice search for the section that states “# Disk quota parameters (in form of softlimit:hardlimit)” and update the diskspace and diskinodes parameters as below :

DISKSPACE="100000000:120000000"
DISKINODES="500000:600000"

The default values are lower and they cause the error listed above in the post. There is no hard and fast rule for what values are best or ideal, you can adjust them according to your requirement, platform, server density and specs.

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