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Leading edge features
The ‘base’ ServerTemplate for Linux contains the minimum set of scripts and alerts for optimized server management through the RightScale platform such as:
It’s strongly recommended that you begin custom ServerTemplate development by cloning the ‘base’ ServerTemplate and then modify it to meet your needs.
Since the “Base” ServerTemplate contains the minimum set of script that are required for optimal server management within the RightScale management platform, it’s recommended that these scripts are not deleted from a ServerTemplate unless you are an advanced user and are aware of the ramifications.
The minimum set of scripts in the "Base" ServerTemplate are found in most ServerTemplates published by RightScale and perform the following setup operations:
As a general best practice, any new scripts that you add to the ServerTemplate should be added to the bottom of the existing boot script list.
By default, the rs-base::rsyslog script configures a server to store log data locally. But when you terminate the instance, all of its logs will be lost. So, if it's necessary to preserve log data after an instance is terminated, you can easily configure the server to send its logs to a central logging server or service by setting the Remote rsyslog Server input to either a FQDN or IP address of the remote logging server.
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