I don’t use this anymore, but kept the instructions here for future reference
I installed a fresh Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 with a static IP address. After logging in to the node, I made sure it was up to date:
sudo apt-get update
Then I followed the prompts.
Then rebooted the node for good measure.
When the system was back online and ready, I was able to connect to the HTTPS port of the node’s IP address with my web browser. For example:
It’s important I used a static IP addresses for server nodes so that it wouldn’t change and I could access the web interface without having to find what IP address it changed to. Also each node should have it’s own IP address; no two nodes on the same network should have the same IP address at the same time.