Snapt Aria images can be imported and run within DigitalOcean. This involves uploading our qcow2 image and then launching a droplet with it. After installation, you manage the ADC via the normal web portal as you would expect.
Step 1: Upload the image
In your DigitalOcean control panel navigate to the Images menu, and then the Custom Image option.
Click Import via URL and enter the following URL to download the latest Snapt Aria image: https://shop.snapt.net/download/Snapt_v15.x86_64-1.2.17.qcow2
Set the Distribution to Unknown, and let it import.
This process typically takes about 5-10 minutes, depending on the load on DigitalOcean side. Once completed you should see the image as shown below:
Step 2: Using the image
Refresh until it shows the Snapt Aria image is uploaded. Then click the More link on the right and choose “Start a Droplet“.
You need to choose a droplet size with at least 60gb of disk space to accommodate the Snapt Aria image size.
This will launch a new droplet with a unique IP address, make note of that.
Step 3: Log in to Snapt Aria
Now that you have a droplet and an IP address, go to your droplet IP on port 8080 in your web browser and license it.
This will follow the standard Snapt Aria installation, so you can follow any of our guides from this point on, or schedule a demo with us.
Remember to SSH into your droplet and ensure you change the passwords for the users snapt and root, or block SSH access.