How To: setup a dedicated server

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  1. McFly

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    I recently picked up rFactor2 (coming from AC) and was frustrated with the process of setting up a dedicated server, so created this detailed guide, that also has an easy way to host on AWS for free.

    Hopefully this saves someone else a little pain:

    https://github.com/afloesch/rfactor2-server-setup

    Let me know if you think it's missing anything.
     
  2. Hazi

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    Wow - great! Thank You.
     
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    Surely more than one will appreciate this help, great job mate
     
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    This is an awesome resource man, going to try this out during the week.
    Didn't know you could get 100gig of space for free on AWS.

    Rather silly question, dedi needs to run on Windows; do you need to purchase a windows key for the instance or is this all somehow taken care of on the instance, I'm guessing it;s not running through WINE?
     
  5. McFly

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    No worries hope it helps.

    You are correct on not running through WINE. AWS installs a licensed copy of Windows server so you don't have to worry about activating windows. The license cost is covered with the AWS instance cost, and as long as you are running that on instances that are eligible for the free-tier (t2.micro) then you won't pay anything for the instance.

    If you're new to AWS and signup with a new account they should give you tons of free credits, and I think you get the free-tier stuff for up to a year in addition to the free credits they give you. The cloud companies are competing so hard right now they give away tons of free time to new accounts.
     
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    Thanks so much for sharing this. I created my AWS account, and followed instructions but the stack creation keeps failing and rolling back.. I have used the same names fir all items as per instruction.. tried this 6 times with the same failure every time.. any one else had the same issue?


    QUOTE="McFly, post: 1056098, member: 56598"]I recently picked up rFactor2 (coming from AC) and was frustrated with the process of setting up a dedicated server, so created this detailed guide, that also has an easy way to host on AWS for free.

    Hopefully this saves someone else a little pain:

    https://github.com/afloesch/rfactor2-server-setup

    Let me know if you think it's missing anything.[/QUOTE]
     
  7. David Turnbull

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    having same issue just fails and rolls back
     
  8. David Turnbull

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    any ideas why it wont work @McFly ?
     
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  10. David Turnbull

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    yeah it installs fine if its set to us-west-1

    any way to change the template so that it will work with UK region?
     
  11. Brent

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    I can confirm I'm having the same issue trying to install on the us-ohio server. Installed it on us-west-1 and it worked great. I'm hopeful the template can be updated to work with other servers.

    Thank you very much for putting this info together @McFly this is awesome!

     
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