29 Dec 2022

Installing OpenBSD on OVHcloud VPS

I have used OpenBSD in numerous core capacities since the late 90s. I appreciate the OpenBSD Project Goals. The documentation is top notch. The software almost always works as expected, and it gets fixed immediately by the project developers when problems are discovered.

Free - Functional - Secure

OpenBSD has also remained very niche over my 2+ decades of usage. OpenBSD is rarely offered as an install option by virtual private server (VPS) providers. Unfortunately this includes OVHcloud, my current choice for most of my server hosting needs.

Fortunately, the lack of an OpenBSD install image is not an absolute bar to running it as a guest OS on the OVHcloud VPS service.

Keep reading to learn how to install OpenBSD on the OVHcloud VPS service!