Ordering

The Order Command-line Interface commands can be used to build an order for any product in the SoftLayer catalog.

The basic flow for ordering goes something like this…

  1. package-list
  2. category-list <package key name>
  3. item-list <package key name>
  4. place <package key name> <item key names> <location>

order package-list

This command will list all of the packages that are available to be ordered. This is the starting point for placing any order. Find the package keyName you want to order, and use it for the next steps.

Note

  • CLOUD_SERVER: These are Virtual Servers
  • BARE_METAL_INSTANCE: Hourly Bare Metal
  • BARE_METAL_SERVER: Other monthly server types
  • #_PROC_#_DRIVES: Packages in this format will contain only this CPU model and Drive bays
  • ADDITIONAL_PRODUCTS: Additional IPs, Vlans, SSL certs and other things are in here
  • NETWORK_GATEWAY_APPLIANCE: Vyattas

Bluemix services listed here may still need to be ordered through the Bluemix CLI/Portal

order category-list

Shows all the available categories for a certain package, useful in finding the required categories. Categories that are required will need to have a corresponding item included with any orders

These are all the required categories for BARE_METAL_SERVER

$ slcli order category-list BARE_METAL_SERVER
:........................................:.......................:............:
:                  name                  :      categoryCode     : isRequired :
:........................................:.......................:............:
:                 Server                 :         server        :     Y      :
:            Operating System            :           os          :     Y      :
:                  RAM                   :          ram          :     Y      :
:            Disk Controller             :    disk_controller    :     Y      :
:            First Hard Drive            :         disk0         :     Y      :
:            Public Bandwidth            :       bandwidth       :     Y      :
:           Uplink Port Speeds           :       port_speed      :     Y      :
:           Remote Management            :   remote_management   :     Y      :
:          Primary IP Addresses          :    pri_ip_addresses   :     Y      :
:    VPN Management - Private Network    :     vpn_management    :     Y      :
:........................................:.......................:............:

order item-list

Shows all the prices for a given package. Collect all the items you want included on your server. Don’t forget to include the required category items. If forgotten, order place will tell you about it.

order preset-list

Some packages have presets which makes ordering significantly simpler. These will have set CPU / RAM / Disk allotments. You still need to specify required items

order place

Now that you have the package you want, the prices needed, and found a location, it is time to place an order.

order place <preset>

$ slcli --really order place --preset D2620V4_64GB_2X1TB_SATA_RAID_1 BARE_METAL_SERVER  TORONTO  \
    OS_UBUNTU_16_04_LTS_XENIAL_XERUS_64_BIT \
    BANDWIDTH_0_GB_2  \
    1_GBPS_PRIVATE_NETWORK_UPLINK  \
    REBOOT_KVM_OVER_IP 1_IP_ADDRESS  \
    UNLIMITED_SSL_VPN_USERS_1_PPTP_VPN_USER_PER_ACCOUNT \
    --extras '{"hardware": [{"hostname" : "testOrder", "domain": "cgallo.com"}]}' \
    --complex-type SoftLayer_Container_Product_Order_Hardware_Server

order place <Virtual Server>

$ slcli order place --billing hourly CLOUD_SERVER DALLAS13 \
    GUEST_CORES_4 \
    RAM_16_GB \
    REBOOT_REMOTE_CONSOLE \
    1_GBPS_PUBLIC_PRIVATE_NETWORK_UPLINKS \
    BANDWIDTH_0_GB_2 \
    1_IP_ADDRESS \
    GUEST_DISK_100_GB_SAN \
    OS_UBUNTU_16_04_LTS_XENIAL_XERUS_MINIMAL_64_BIT_FOR_VSI \
    MONITORING_HOST_PING \
    NOTIFICATION_EMAIL_AND_TICKET \
    AUTOMATED_NOTIFICATION \
    UNLIMITED_SSL_VPN_USERS_1_PPTP_VPN_USER_PER_ACCOUNT \
    NESSUS_VULNERABILITY_ASSESSMENT_REPORTING \
    --extras '{"virtualGuests": [{"hostname": "test", "domain": "softlayer.com"}]}' \
    --complex-type SoftLayer_Container_Product_Order_Virtual_Guest