OSGrid Simulator Setup Guide
THIS GUIDE ASSUMES YOU KNOW HOW TO USE SSH IF YOU DON’T LOOK UP A GUIDE FOR THAT
Get a Fresh Debian Install either on Bare metal, a VPS or in a VM. Make sure you have at least port 9000 forwarded. I forwarded the port range 9000-9100
I recommend following Linode’s Guide on Hardening SSH Access
Now that your server install is ready let’s install dependencies:
sudo apt install atool mono ufw screen libturbojpeg0 unzip
Allow the Ports through ufw(the firewall we installed)
sudo ufw allow 9000:9100/tcp sudo ufw allow 9000:9100/udp
Set up a user for OSGrid’s OpenSim binary to run as:
sudo adduser --disabled-login osgrid
You can just leave all the prompts blank.
Let’s Switch to that user and get OpenSim For OSGrid:
sudo su osgrid cd # Will take you to the osgrid user's home directory, Remember this wget http://danbanner.onikenkon.com/osgrid/osgrid-opensim-10172020.v0.9.2.3049658.zip aunpack osgrid-opensim-10172020.v0.9.2.3049658.zip mv osgrid-opensim-10172020.v0.9.2.3049658.zip osgrid
Now We’re gonna run it for the first time. It’ll have you go through some prompts. The documentation for these prompts are HERE
cd osgrid/bin/ mono OpenSim.exe
- Name the Estate/Region
- Accept UUID by pressing Enter
- Pick Grid Coordinates
- Leave Internal IP 0.0.0.0 by pressing Enter
- We’re not running inside docker just press Enter
- Make sure you give it your publick IP Address for the machine or the domain name you directed at the Server
- It’ll ask you if you want to create an Estate propbably, say yes make yourself Estate owner
That should do it, but we want this thing running all the time. Once it’s up, verify you can access it by teleporting to it in your Client,
If you can, good job, next we want to shut it down in the console type
shutdown and it should go down.
SystemD Service and Screen:
Now we’re going to create a SystemD service.a
First press CTRL+D to exit the osgrid user session and get back to your main user.
By default Debian Comes with
nano I hate
nano but we’ll use it anyway.
sudo nano /lib/systemd/system/opensim.service
Then paste this in pressing SHIFT+CTRL+V
[Unit] Description=OpenSim Service After=syslog.target network.target [Service] User=osgrid LimitSTACK=1048576 WorkingDirectory=/home/osgrid/osgrid/bin ExecStart=/usr/bin/screen -S OpenSimService -D -m mono OpenSim.exe -gui=true ExecStop=/usr/bin/screen -d -r OpenSimService -X stuff "shutdown" ; /usr/bin/screen -d -r OpenSimService -X eval "stuff ^M" KillMode=none [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
PRESS CTRL+O TO SAVE THEN CTRL+X TO EXIT
Now Let’s enable and start the service
`sudo systemctl enable opensim.service
sudo systemctl start opensim.service
It might have started running when you enabled it.
You can check the status of it with
sudo systemctl status opensim.service Read the systemctl manual for more understanding.
That’s it you should be good.
You can access the server console with screen like this:
sudo su osgrid -c 'screen -r OpenSimService'
You can quit the console without killing the server by pressing CTRL+A and then hitting D on the keyboard.
You’re done. If you need additional help message me.