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Example of ordering a monthly custom bare metal server
import os
import pprint
import SoftLayer
# !!!!! To run this you must also get getOrderItemsDict() and supporting functions
# from: https://gist.github.com/bmpotter/db0c5feda536f2d502cd
# Main - Order a bare metal svr using the more involved, but more flexible, product package method.
# Have a .softlayer file or set SL_USERNAME and SL_API_KEY.
# Omit endpoint_url if you are running this on a softlayer svr.
client = SoftLayer.Client(endpoint_url=SoftLayer.API_PUBLIC_ENDPOINT)
location = 'tor01'
pkgId = 253
# Build a structure of categories and items prices for this pkg and this location
items = getOrderItemsDict(client, pkgId, location=location)
# Build the prices part of the order structure
# http://sldn.softlayer.com/reference/services/SoftLayer_Product_Order
# this is for pkg 253, Dual E5-2600 v3 Series (4 Drives)
prices = [
{'id': getItemPriceId(items, 'server', 'INTEL_XEON_2690_2_60')},
{'id': getItemPriceId(items, 'os', 'OS_UBUNTU_14_04_LTS_TRUSTY_TAHR_64_BIT')},
{'id': getItemPriceId(items, 'ram', 'RAM_64_GB_DDR3_1333_REG_2')},
{'id': getItemPriceId(items, 'disk_controller', 'DISK_CONTROLLER_NONRAID')},
{'id': getItemPriceId(items, 'disk0', 'HARD_DRIVE_2_00_TB_SATA_2')},
{'id': getItemPriceId(items, 'port_speed', '1_GBPS_PUBLIC_PRIVATE_NETWORK_UPLINKS')},
{'id': getItemPriceId(items, 'power_supply', 'REDUNDANT_POWER_SUPPLY')},
{'id': getItemPriceId(items, 'bandwidth', 'BANDWIDTH_500_GB')},
{'id': getItemPriceId(items, 'pri_ip_addresses', '1_IP_ADDRESS')},
{'id': getItemPriceId(items, 'remote_management', 'REBOOT_KVM_OVER_IP')},
{'id': getItemPriceId(items, 'vpn_management', 'UNLIMITED_SSL_VPN_USERS_1_PPTP_VPN_USER_PER_ACCOUNT')},
{'id': getItemPriceId(items, 'monitoring', 'MONITORING_HOST_PING_AND_TCP_SERVICE')},
{'id': getItemPriceId(items, 'notification', 'NOTIFICATION_EMAIL_AND_TICKET')},
{'id': getItemPriceId(items, 'response', 'AUTOMATED_NOTIFICATION')},
{'id': getItemPriceId(items, 'vulnerability_scanner', 'NESSUS_VULNERABILITY_ASSESSMENT_REPORTING')},
]
# create order structure
productOrder = {
"quantity" : 1,
"hardware": [{ "hostname": 'foo', "domain": 'bar.com' }],
"location": getLocationId(client, location),
"packageId": pkgId,
"prices": prices,
}
try:
order = client['Product_Order'].verifyOrder(productOrder)
# to really order:
# order = client['Product_Order'].placeOrder(productOrder, False)
pprint.pprint(order)
except SoftLayer.exceptions.SoftLayerAPIError as e:
print 'order exception: '+str(e.faultCode) + ': ' + e.faultString
@akankshajain

How do we know this is for a monthly server? If I order hourly what would be the difference?

@boldandbusted

Awesome question. :)

@bmpotter
Owner

Sorry, for some reason i wasn't notified about this comments, but for others looking here, the answer to the question is: softlayer just doesn't support custom bare metal svrs being ordered hourly. If you try to set the hourly flag on the above order, the order will be rejected.

@renier
renier commented Oct 1, 2016

@bmpotter what about monthly bare metal servers using a fixed configuration preset. Does SoftLayer allow those?

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