OpenSim 0.9/RegionsIni en

Set up more regions in the Regions.ini

When you first start OpenSim, a file "Regions.ini" was created automatically. This includes the following information, which of course depend on one's own responses to the questions on startup. Here, then, according to the example:

[MyTestRegion]
RegionUUID = 8cd612e1-afb4-41f1-8bc2-9e46996378c3
Location = 1234,4321
InternalAddress = 0.0.0.0
InternalPort = 9000
AllowAlternatePorts = False
ExternalHostName = 10.345.67.89

To create another region, copy the above section, and paste it to the same file. Then the data must be adapted to the new region, here shown again in bold.

[MyTestRegion]
RegionUUID = 8cd612e1-afb4-41f1-8bc2-9e46996378c3
Location = 1234,4321
InternalAddress = 0.0.0.0
InternalPort = 9000
AllowAlternatePorts = False
ExternalHostName = 10.345.67.89
[TheSecondRegion]
RegionUUID = e6e694b4-c5a1-443b-a046-edcd82dece64
Location = 1235,4321
InternalAddress = 0.0.0.0
InternalPort = 9001
AllowAlternatePorts = False
ExternalHostName = 10.345.67.89

1) The names of all regions must not exist in the selected grid.

2) Each new UUID must not exist in the grid. The UUID is a very large random hexadecimal number. If you generate a UUID with tools on the Internet, this number is almost certainly unique in the world: a UUID generator

3) The position of each region must be free on the grid map. In this example, the second region is located to the right of the first region.

4) Each region need to have its own port number assigned. The best thing is to just count up, so port 9001 for the second region, etc.

The settings will take effect on the next start of OpenSim. Start OpenSim manually, because you will have to answer questions again! Unlike the first start though you will only be asked for the Estate. If you now give the existing estate (in the example "TestImmoServices"), then you're done. If you specify a new estate, you need to enter a new Owner. Of course, this may be the same avatar as before, or for example a tenant.

Note: The computing power of the server will be distributed to all regions, so don't overdo it!

Additional features

There are a couple of optional settings for the region configuration. Please refer to the file "Regions.ini.example", which has good explanations in the comments. This basic configuration tutorial would be blown out of all proportion, if it would mention each and every option. What you can configure additionally in Regions.ini:

=> Size of variable regions, if supported by the grid.
=> Set a specific region landing point, used when no teleport coords are specified.
=> Allowed prim sizes and counts, in this tutorial we configure that in OpenSim.ini.
=> Allowed simultaneous user count.
=> Allowed prims per user and parcel.
=> "Region Type", that string is used to show "Mainland" or "Private Estate" in SL, here it can show whatever.
=> Show a static maptile from an inworld UUID or from a self created image file.



Continued: Tuning of OpenSim.ini