Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:30
Posted by: bpotter

The SoftLayer REST API is powerful and convenient because you can use it from any language or no language (the command line or browser). The basics of using the REST API are explained in an SLDN article on REST, and some examples are given in an SLDN blog post on REST.

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 14:30
Posted by: jbrown

If you have ever used a canary build of the Ember.js framework, you are likely familiar with feature flags. Used to bundle functionality and make it available in an application, it also allows for its use to be turned on or off via an entry in the application’s configuration file. While used by the Ember.js community to allow for an easy way to test new, and sometimes experimental, features in upcoming releases of Ember.js, there are times when such capabilities can be useful in your own applications.

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 14:30
Posted by: bpotter

In my first two blog posts in this series, Part 1 and Part 2, I covered many general aspects of how to use the SoftLayer API effectively. In this post, we'll dive into how to order SoftLayer resources using the SoftLayer API.

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 13:48
Posted by: bpotter

In my previous blog post, I covered how to navigate the SoftLayer Services website, and how to query the SoftLayer API efficiently. In this post, I'll cover additional aspects of using the SoftLayer API with the python client.

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 15:16
Posted by: bpotter

So you want to code to the SoftLayer API, your language of choice is python (well done), and you’ve read the SoftLayer API Overview on the SLDN site. You've even read the article using the SoftLayer API from python, but it just felt like a tease.

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 13:25
Posted by: cgallo

We added a new feature, a simple bind importer, to the python CLI client that allows users to easily import bind style DNS zones into the SoftLayer DNS system. Before diving into the caveats that come with dealing with a file format that seems to be more human readable than machine readable, let’s discuss how to use it.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 09:32
Posted by: admin

In the context of the SoftLayer API, SoftLayer CloudLayer Computing Instances(CCIs) are represented by SoftLayer_Virtual_Guest objects. The SoftLayer_Virtual_Guest service allows for interaction with a specific CCI and you are able to interact with all CCIs on your account through the SoftLayer_Account service.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:00
Posted by: jarteche

The SoftLayer platform lets you add dynamic data and scripts when you place your order. The scripts are executed after the machine is booted.

To place a script on a virtual server, the script must be available through a URL.

Note: For HTTP URLs, the script is injected in the server and manually executed. For HTTPS URLs, the script is injected and automatically executed.

In this article, we use https://x.x.x.x/ as the URL where the scripts are available and as the script. If you place the URL on the browser, the result should be:

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 14:15
Posted by: matt.eldridge

In part six of this series we explored using fog-softlayer for managing your SoftLayer VLANs.

In this installment, we’ll cover creating and routing global IP addresses.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:15
Posted by: matt.eldridge

In part five of this series, we explored using fog-softlayer for managing your SoftLayer key pairs.

In this blog, we'll look at creating and assigning VLANs for use with our virtual servers.

Network Examples

Note that SoftLayer uses the term VLAN. The Fog project tries to keep things provider-independent, so we'll be referring to them as networks.