I just ordered a soyoustart SYS-E32-1 server. I know there is a long list of supported OSs. I wasn't asked which one I prefer, which is fine, because I want to to the install myself anyhow (to customize use of LVM, partitioning, filesystems, etc.)
How does remote console access work on these, either at install time or when the system is in need of OS repair because it won't boot? How do I mount an ISO image for it to use for the install, for instance? Does this require intervention from support?
Can I use my own ISO image for the installation or repair, instead of one they prepare? I will be using ZFS on Linux, and the standard ISOs for Debian are not capable of easily repairing such a system. I have built my own, which can. Can I use it? (It will also make installation easier, if I can use it for that.)
I haven't seen any screenshots of the manager showing any of this.
Incidentally, I did get my confirmation email last night, but when I log into the manager, it doesn't show any bills, any servers, etc... Is that normal during the 10-day wait?