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Deploying Lumen Managed Apache via Cloud Application Manager

Updated by Thomas Broadwell on Mar 30, 2018
Article Code: kb/17

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Apache HTTP has been the most popular web server for nearly two decades — and it gets even better with Lumen Cloud and our Managed Apache service.


Cloud Application Manager’s Managed Services Anywhere (MSA) allows customers to depend on Lumen to manage cloud deployed workloads, relieving themselves of the burdens of day to day monitoring, patching and Operational activities. Through Cloud Application Manager's Managed Service Anywhere (MSA), a customer can provision a VM instance running Apache within any MSA enabled provider and because Managed Services has been enabled on the provider, Lumen will manage both the Operating System and Apache.

Supported Apache HTTP Server

  • HTTP Server version 2.4

Supported PHP

  • Version 7.0
  • Version 7.1

Supported Operating Systems

  • Managed Redhat version 6
  • Managed Redhat version 7


  • Licensing for deployments are provided by the Cloud Provider. The cost for the RHEL license and the VM it is deployed upon will be reflected within the customer's cloud provider bill, or under the cloud provider's section in the Lumen consolidated bill (for customers that have elected to utilize Lumen's consolidated billing feature).

Installation Features

  • Prepare Server for Application Service (OS Specific Parameters)
  • Install Apache Http Server
  • Install PHP, Ruby on Rails, Express, AngularJS and Node.JS
  • Install OpenSSL
  • Install Lumen Monitoring
  • Perform Quality Assurance against Apache Http Server Installation/Hardening


  • Configure Site Connectivity (Virtual Hosts, TCP Port, IP Address and SSL Certificate allocation)
  • Implementation of Customer specified Apache configuration
  • Implementation of Customer specified PHP configuration
  • Configure Lumen Monitoring


  • Application Log Monitoring
  • Restart/Stop/Start Services
  • Install Patched Apache, PHP and OpenSSL packages
  • Log Management (Rotation & Removal)
  • Coordinate patching with Customer during maintenance hours
  • Customer initiated Redundancy & High Availability Test/Audit (Excludes Disaster Recovery testing)
  • Patching, minor/major releases, change management

Deploying Managed Apache

Deploying Managed Apache to your provider with Lumen Cloud Application Manager:

  1. In Catalog, select the Managed Services Anywhere subcategory and then select the “Lumen Managed Apache Http Server". Deploy Lumen Managed Apache instance.


  1. Update the Details of the instance that is to be deployed, selecting the appropriate RHEL 6 or 7 Deployment Policy for your desired environment and the Features you would like enabled.


  1. Select Deploy


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