Wed, 07/30/2014 - 14:25
Posted by: matt.eldridge

In part four of this series, we explored using fog-softlayer for managing your SoftLayer tags.

In this post, we'll look at creating and assigning SSH key pairs for use with our compute instances.

Key Pair Examples

These examples all assume you have ~/.fog, which contains the following:

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:00
Posted by: matt.eldridge

This is Part 4 of a series, so to get the most out of it you may want to start at the beginning. This post explores using fog-softlayer to manage your SoftLayer DNS.

First however, to give credit where it's due, a thank you goes out to @fernandes. He sent in the initial pull request that adds this DNS support.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:30
Posted by: matt.eldridge

In part two of this series we explored using fog-softlayer to leverage fog, the cloud services library, for managing servers.

In this installment, we will cover several examples of using fog-softlayer to manage SoftLayer Object Storage.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 14:36
Posted by: matt.eldridge

In part one of this series we introduced a new ruby gem, fog-softlayer, which enables SoftLayer users to leverage fog, the Ruby cloud services library.

In this installment, we will walk users through getting started with fog, covering several examples of using fog-softlayer to manage servers using both VMs and bare metal cloud instances.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:48
Posted by: matt.eldridge

Things just got easier for developers working with the SoftLayer API. Support for SoftLayer is introduced with the release of fog-softlayer, which is a provider gem for fog, the Ruby cloud services library.

Fog is an open source cloud services library implemented in Ruby.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:19
Posted by: waelriac

In our first installment, I gave an overview of the Chef automation, framework, and terminology and introduced Drupal. Now, let’s install and configure our Chef server, workstation, and client node. First, we need to configure our development machine with the SoftLayer CLI in order to create three virtual servers in SoftLayer. You can also create the virtual servers using the SoftLayer customer portal, if you prefer.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 15:43
Posted by: waelriac

With SoftLayer object storage you can archive, manage, and serve large amounts of unstructured data with ease and cost-effectiveness. Based on OpenStack Swift, SoftLayer object storage provides a robust, highly scalable object-based storage solution that is ideal for storing static data such as virtual machine images, media, and email archives.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:53
Posted by: hansKristian

As a SoftLayer user, you have probably seen the beautiful RAID Configurator that greets you when you order a server on the SoftLayer website.

It allows you to do anything you like, from a straight RAID configuration involving all drives in a single disk array, to a much more intricate configuration with nearly any mix of disks and RAID types.

However beautiful and practical the interface, sometimes you want to script this process, and the SoftLayer mantra of "Anything you can do in the Web interface, you can do on the API" also rings true in this case.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:35
Posted by: jmarhee

SoftLayer offers free vulnerability scans with all servers. When utilized through the customer portal, it will run a scan on the primary IP for the given server. Because vulnerabilities and misconfiguration are a fact of life in server administration, SoftLayer recommends running scan regularly to keep you you up-to-date on security risks that may impact your server.

Automating regular vulnerability scans can become effortless when using the SoftLayer API.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:19
Posted by: matt.eldridge

We're excited to announce the initial release of the knife-softlayer Ruby gem.