ServerGen - Getting Started Guide

What is ServerGen?

ServerGen is a tool provided by AYCD that allows you to generate Servers as well as Datacenter Proxies from providers such as, Amazon Web Services(AWS), Google Cloud Platform(GCP), or Digital Ocean. ServerGen is perfect if you need to set up servers for releases or if you need to generate last-minute proxies for restocks.

Installation:

To get ServerGen running, you will need to make sure that you have downloaded the ServerGen Utility Dependency. If you do not have a Dependency at the top of your Toolbox, then you have already installed it. 

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Adding a Provider Account

Before creating a server or a proxy, you will need to add an account from one of the providers in the provider tab. For GCP, this will be a JSON file that you export. If you do not have an account with either GCP or AWS, you can learn how to set one up here

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How to Use ServerGen to Create a Server:

To be able to use ServerGen to create a server, you will need to have an account with one of the supported server providers (GCP and AWS). With a Provider account setup, you can begin generating servers. 

  1. Press Create, this will create a dialogue window that will allow you to generate a server.
  2. Use the dropdown in the top left to specify a provider and then the list to select an account.
  3. Lastly, on the bottom left, you will also be able to type in or select a category that already exists from the dropdown.
  4. Moving to the right, you will be able to select the Region, Machine Type, Server Type,  and Operating System for the server. Then you can select the number of servers that you would like to generate. You can also tick the ‘Destroy after’ box and set an amount of time for ServerGen to leave the server running before automatically shutting the server down. 
  5. After you have filled out the desired information, press Create, and your server will begin to startup. 

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Please Keep in Mind:

  1. The usage of these servers is not free. Click Here for the cost per hour for GCP, or here for AWS pricing. It is essential to ensure that you are monitoring your billing on each account, as if left unchecked, your monthly bill could become expensive.
  2. We always recommend you check the dashboard of the provider you are regularly using. This will help you ensure you are not being billed for servers you are not using.

Connecting to your Server:

Connecting to your newly created server with ServerGen is easy. Once it has finished generating the server, you will be able to use the Play button, which will automatically start your default program for Remote Desktop Connections and start the server connection. From there, you will be able to copy and paste the username and password for the server into the appropriate fields. If you would prefer to do this yourself, you can use the copy button and then copy and paste the IP, Username and Password into a remote desktop application of your choosing.

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Additional Links:

As mentioned above, it is important to keep in mind that regularly checking your dashboards to ensure you are not overpaying is important. You can also use the links on the right-hand side to review additional Guides for ServerGen.

AWS Dashboard

GCP Console

 

 

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