Every installed piece of software is represented in the API as a "Software Component." This is the base class for software components, exposing basic functionality for software components. From any Software Component, through this service, you can get the hardware a component is installed upon, the license that this component is governed by, the current access passwords for a component, and the history of previous passwords for a component.


Retrieve the average amount of time that a software component takes to install.
Retrieve the billing item for a software component.
Retrieve the hardware this Software Component is installed upon.
Get the license file for a software component if it is supported.
Retrieve a SoftLayer_Software_Component record.
Retrieve username/Password pairs used for access to this Software Installation.
Retrieve the Software Description of this Software Component.
Retrieve the License this Software Component uses.
Retrieve the virtual guest this software component is installed upon.