This tutorial will guide you through the steps of installing and configuring a SlapOS Master to manage a network of computers. It will use the single line installer (for other ways, see experimental ways to install SlapOS Master). Once completed you will have a COMP-ROOT node similar to that of slapos.vifib.com, Nexedi's cloud hosting provider, which can then be used as starting point for creating a network of nodes to provide software instances.
Before starting this tutorial, make sure you have read the SlapOS architecture and SlapOS system requirements in order to make yourself familiar with the terminology and overall concepts.
For completing this tutorial, it is required to have a fresh server (Debian 8 or 9) with command line access and wget installed. The tutorial will use an arbitrary server from a cloud provider such as OVH or Online.net).
Note, that Debian 8 and 9 are tested daily and can be installed from binary cache, meaning installation will take between 15-30 mins depending on the machine. Other Linux distributions are also supported by the single line installer, but source code may have to be compiled from scratch meaning installation will take around 6-7 hours.