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Tips & tricks to help you with more advanced platform features like user data, CPU tuning or custom kernels.

  • User Data

    Run commands during the server provisioning process. When provisioning a server at Packet you have the option to include User Data, which can be used to perform various automation tasks after the serv...

  • Metadata

    Understanding and leveraging Packet’s metadata service. Metadata is a service offered on every Packet server that allows it to access and share various data about itself. This kind of data includes ho...

  • User State

    Leverage 'user state' options to inform the Packet API about custom provisioning events. With user state, you can programmatically inform the Packet API when userland operations have started, complete...

  • Grub & Kernels

    How Packet handles Grub install and kernel injection on newly provisioned servers. Introduction One of the many delicate issues when provisioning a bare metal server is dealing with GRUB and kernel ch...

  • CPU Tuning

    Tips for fine tuning the CPU to improve performance. Packet is committed to help our users get the most out of their infrastructure.  Unlike with virtualized clouds (AWS, GCE, etc) with a dedicated se...

  • Graphics Accelerator on x1.small.x86

    Transcoding on our x1.small with intel's Iris Pro Graphic P580 Our x1.small server comes with Intel's Iris Pro Graphic P580. These processors are specialized for computing graphical transformations, s...

  • Guide to Meltdown / Spectre CPU Vulnerabilities

    Determine how you're affected by a major security vulnerability in modern CPU chips In addition to this doc, there is an active #meltdown channel in our Community Slack. On January 3rd, 2018, Project ...