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If you cannot find an existing ServerTemplate from the MultiCloud Marketplace that you can clone and modify to meet your own needs, it's strongly recommended that you use the Base ServerTemplate for Linux (Chef) ServerTemplate to start your custom development because it includes the minimum set of scripts that are necessary for optimized server management through the RightScale management platform. For example, the ServerTemplate contains scripts for setting up monitoring on the server so that you can view the real-time graphs in the Dashboard and create alert specifications for automation. It also contains a set of best practices alerts that are preconfigured under the Alerts tab.
The "Base" ServerTemplate contains the minimum set of scripts that are required for optimal server management within the RightScale management platform. It's recommended that you do not delete any of these scripts 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.
Iptables is enabled by default on all servers regardless of whether or not the cloud provider supports cloud-specific firewall services such as security groups. (e.g. AWS EC2)
By default, the 'sys_firewall::default' boot script configures iptables on the instance with the following TCP ports open to all (0.0.0.0/0) by default.
Note: For more information about iptables, refer to the Linux documentation.
To create additional firewall permissions to allow or deny access, you can use the sys_firewall::setup_rule script. For detailed instructions, see the Base ServerTemplate for Linux (Chef) Runbook.
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