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Traffic and bandwidth limitation for a virtual server released

Traffic & bandwidth limitation for a virtual server released!

In SolusIO, you can limit bandwidth as well as incoming and outgoing traffic that users’ servers consume.

These limits are monthly and you set them in a plan. Once a server that belongs to the plan exceeds the limits, the server owner receives an email notification about it and the server network bandwidth is reduced.

Limiting network traffic and bandwidth prevents servers from monopolizing bandwidth and helps you to stay within your network traffic budget.

This feature is available from SolusIO Version 1.1.16830.

How it works

An admin can setup network limitation rules on a plan page.

The following options are available:

  1. Incoming and outgoing network bandwidth limits restrict the amount of data a server can download and upload per second. This bandwidth is applied while a server doesn’t exceed the incoming and outgoing network traffic limits described below.
  2. Incoming and outgoing traffic limits restrict the amount of data a server can download and upload per month using the bandwidth mentioned above. When a server exceeds the incoming and/or outgoing traffic limits, its incoming and outgoing bandwidth is reduced.
    1. You specify the reduced bandwidth value in “Reduce network bandwidth if a virtual server reached the traffic limit”.
  3. Select when to reset the limits automatically. You can reset them on the first of each month, on the date a server was created, or disable auto-resetting.

Users and admins can see how close their servers are to the network limits on the “Networking” tab of the servers.

When a server exceeds the network limit, SolusIO sends an email notification to the server owner.

An admin also has the ability to reset the traffic limit manually or via an API request. This operation is available on a virtual server networking page or on virtual servers list page in the admin-area.

Roadmap

The SolusIO roadmap is now publicly available on Trello. We will update it as often as possible with new info, so you always know what we’re up to and what’s coming!

If you have an idea for a feature that will help improve SolusIO for you and your customers, our Product team would love to hear from you.

We invite you to submit your ideas for feature requests to our Product team. To submit a feature request, please share any ideas you have  – don’t hesitate to make suggestions or submit feature requests.

We’re also excited to help you realize your goals as you embrace new ways of working and compete more effectively – for this purpose, our sales team is at your disposal.

 

 

 

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Additional IPv4 offering for virtual servers

Additional IPv4 offering for virtual servers

Additional IPv4 offering for virtual servers released!

Today we’re excited to announce that we have released the Additional IPv4 offering for virtual servers.

This feature allows offering additional IPv4 addresses for end-users and available in SolusIO version 1.1.16187.

How it works

SolusIO administrator can activate additional IPv4 offering for a plan. In the case of integration with billing is enabled administrator can set the cost of the additional IP per hour and per month cap in tokens.

Read more about tokens and billing integration on WHMCS SolusIO official integration page and SolusIO billing documentation.

An end-user or an admin can add additional IP inside the networking section inside a virtual server details page.

After adding additional IPv4 will be added to the IP list.

And also available inside a virtual server. Rebooting is not needed.

An end-user or admin can delete and detach the IPv4 address on the networking page.

In the case, WHMCS official SolusIO integration is connected to SolusIO additional IP will be shown in customer invoices.

And of course, all actions with IPv4 are also available via SolusIO API.

Roadmap

SolusIO roadmap is now publicly available on Trello. We will update it as often as possible with new info, so you always know what we’re up to and what’s coming!

If you have an idea for a feature that will help improve SolusIO for you and your customers, our Product team would love to hear from you.

We invite you to submit your ideas for feature requests to our Product team. To submit a feature request, please share any ideas you have  – don’t hesitate to make suggestions or submit feature requests.

We’re also excited to help you realize your goals as you embrace new ways of working and compete more effectively, our sales team is at your disposal.

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Reverse DNS support feature released!

SolusIO Reverse DNS Feature

Reverse DNS support feature released!

We are happy to announce that SolusIO now supports reverse DNS records, and is being offered at no additional cost. This feature is available in SolusIO version 1.1.15227 and older.

Reverse DNS records are used in a variety of situations to weakly authenticate the caller. For example, reverse DNS records are widely used in combatting email spam by verifying that the sender of an email message did so from a host for which there was a reverse DNS record, and optionally, where that host was recognized as one that was authorized to send email from the originating domain.

A lot of email servers will reject messages from any server that does not support reverse DNS lookups.

How it works

To get started with the SolusIO Reverse DNS feature you will need to enable DNS integration in DNS Settings. Currently, SolusIO supports PowerDNS only.

  • The admin can also set up a Default Reverse DNS record template on this page.

  • Activate and set up the Reverse DNS zone for IPv4 or IPv6 IP block.

The ability to manage reverse DNS entry for IPv4/IPv6 addresses is available on the Networking on the Virtual server page in Admin or User area.

  • Reverse DNS is not only a great way to improve your cybersecurity investigations, but also to keep your email in tip-top shape.

More to come

The SolusIO roadmap is publicly available on Trello. We update it as often as needed with new info, so you always know what we’re up to.

If you have an idea for a feature that will help improve SolusIO for you and your customers, we would love to hear from you. You can submit your ideas for feature requests to our Product team on this page.

We’re also ready to help you achieve your goals as you embrace new ways of working and compete more effectively – for that, our sales team is at your disposal.

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Virtual servers migration between compute resources released!

Virtual servers migration between compute resources released!

We are proud to announce that we have released the migration of a virtual server between compute resources feature. This feature is available in SolusIO 1.1.14985 version and older.

The feature can be used for the following use-cases

  1. To migrate Virtual server from older Compute resource to a new one easily and without disrupting the services

  2. To migrate VM to some other Compute resource during of maintenance of source one and brought back to the host server after the maintenance is completed.

How it works

SolusIO administrator can select virtual servers to migrate on the Virtual servers page in the admin-area

Admin can set up and start migration inside migration modal dialogue window.

Status of the migration is available inside migration page in the admin-area.

The details are available in SolusIO documentation portal.

SolusIO Roadmap

The SolusIO roadmap is publicly available on Trello. We will update it as often as needed with new info, so you always know what we’re up to and what’s coming!

If you have an idea for a feature that will help improve SolusIO for you and your customers, we would love to hear from you.

We invite you to submit your ideas for feature requests to our Product team. Don’t hesitate to make suggestions or submit feature requests.

We’re also excited to help you realize your goals as you embrace new ways of working and compete more effectively – for that, our sales team is at your disposal.

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Paid backup feature released

We are proud to announce that we have released the Paid backup for a virtual server feature. This feature is available in SolusIO 1.1.14689 version and older.

The SolusIO Paid backup provides the ability to sell virtual server backup via SolusIO self-care portal with postpaid billing.

How it works

SolusIO administrator can set the percentage of server price charged additionally for enabling backups during a plan creation or editing.

End-users can buy backup during a virtual server creation or later on the virtual server page.

The final price will be calculated and shown for an end-user.

Backup buying on the virtual server page.

In SolusIO usage API – added information about backup usage for a specific month

SolusIO official integration for WHMCS is ready to generate invoices for paid backups for postpaid billing.

Roadmap

The SolusIO roadmap is publicly available on Trello. We will update it as often as needed with new info, so you always know what we’re up to and what’s coming!

If you have an idea for a feature that will help improve SolusIO for you and your customers, we would love to hear from you.

We invite you to submit your ideas for feature requests to our Product team. Don’t hesitate to make suggestions or submit feature requests.

We’re also excited to help you realize your goals as you embrace new ways of working and compete more effectively – for that, our sales team is at your disposal.

 

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SolusIO Rescue mode for virtual servers released

Rescue mode for virtual servers feature released

We are proud to announce that we have released a new feature of SolusIO, Rescue mode for virtual servers. This feature is available in SolusIO 1.1.14469 version and older.

The SolusIO Rescue mode allows a user to boot a virtual server from Rescue ISO to fix kernel mismatches and corrupted file systems.

You can find release notes for each version in the documentation section. We suggest that you regularly visit the release notes to learn about updates.

How it works

By default, we provide our own Rescue ISO which is based on Ubuntu 20.04, but the SolusIO administrator can change the image to their own.

This operation is available on the Compute resource setting page in the Admin area.

A user or admin can find the Rescue mode feature in the rescue tab on the virtual server page of the user or admin areas.

Apply the Rescue mode by choosing “Boot from Rescue ISO” and reboot the virtual server.

After that, a user can connect to the virtual server by ssh via ssh keys or the password which were assigned for the virtual server. VNC console is also available. In case a password was forgotten, the root password resetting feature available in this mode as well.

A user can then easily mount a disk of the virtual server if needed.

To boot from the main virtual server disk just switch mode to “Boot from disk“ and reboot the virtual server.

Roadmap

The SolusIO roadmap is now publicly available on Trello. We will update it as often as needed with new info, so you always know what we’re up to and what’s coming!

If you have an idea for a feature that will help improve SolusIO for you and your customers, we would love to hear from you.

We invite you to submit your ideas for feature requests to our Product team. Don’t hesitate to make suggestions or submit feature requests.

We’re also excited to help you realize your goals as you embrace new ways of working and compete more effectively – for that, our sales team is at your disposal.

 

 

 

 

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SolusIO and WHMCS turnkey solution released!

SolusIO and WHMCS turnkey solution released!

Today we’re excited to announce the availability of our SolusIO and WHMCS turnkey solution that enables service providers to offer scalable on-demand virtual servers paired with a modern postpaid billing integration.

To get started, visit the WHMCS Marketplace and install the “SolusIO WHMCS Integration” from there.

The integration comes with a fully customizable and ready-to-use landing page for your end customers:

The SolusIO account can be setup within seconds. Of course, the email address needs to be validated by the customer before the account becomes active.

On the SolusIO side, all you need to do is create an API key. Next, define the prices per hour (and the monthly caps) by using our “token methodology”. This allows service providers to have easy pricing across different currencies (see also our documentation about the token methodology here).

And you are ready to go! Of course, the plan’s order can be changed to suit your needs:

The configuration on the WHMCS side is simple as well. You have to connect the WHMCS system with the SolusIO instance by using its URL and the API key. After that, you can define the real price per token for all enabled currencies and enable the integration.

You can also configure default limits for new customers. For more details about the detailed configuration, please see the WHMCS documentation.

After signing up for the service, your new and existing customers have access to the Cloud Hosting services and can directly jump to the SolusIO user interface by using the SSO (single sign-on):

The overview is also showing the current period usage and the number of servers (total and running).

After jumping to the SolusIO user interface, the server creation dialog now shows the plans in the defined order and the prices and tax information according to your configuration:

The invoices will be created automatically once every first day of a month, with the corresponding usage of the customer.

As this is the first version of the WHMCS Integration, we’re looking forward to your feedback. In the future, more features will be added also based on your input – so stay tuned!

Roadmap

SolusIO roadmap is now publicly available on Trello. We will update it as often as possible with new info, so you always know what we’re up to and what’s coming!

If you have an idea for a feature that will help improve SolusIO for you and your customers, our Product team would love to hear from you.

We invite you to submit your ideas for feature requests to our Product team. To submit a feature request, please share any ideas you have  – don’t hesitate to make suggestions or submit feature requests.

We’re also excited to help you realize your goals as you embrace new ways of working and compete more effectively, our sales team is at your disposal.

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SolusIO 1.1.13940 Released

SolusIO – Version 1.1.13940 Released

We are proud to announce that we have released a new version of SolusIO, SolusIO v1.1.13940. This version provides some nice enhancements and new features.

You can find release notes for each version in the documentation section. We suggest that you regularly visit the release notes to learn about updates.

New feature

  • Added the ability to configure IPv6 for virtual servers.

Added the ability to attach NFS remote storage as storage for a virtual server disk

In the admin area added a new section “Storage”.

An administrator can see list of added NFS Remote storage and add a new one.ne.

A new NFS storage adding.

Added NFS storage can be assigned to a compute resource storage.

Improvements

  • Added cores capping (64 physical cores per compute resource) to ensure compatibility for installations with high core density.
  • Servers can now be restored from a backup after resizing.
  • Added the ability to change the order of plans in the interface.

  • Added the ability to create applications using the /servers API endpoint.

Added cores capping (64 physical cores per compute resource) to ensure compatibility for installations with high core density.

  • If a compute resource has more than 64 physical cores, only 64 cores are taken into account for the license restriction.

Servers can now be restored from a backup after resizing.

Added the ability to change the order of plans in the interface.

An administrator can drag and drop plans according to priorities.

Added the ability to create applications using the /servers API endpoint.

The details are available by link https://docs.solus.io/api/#operation/create-a-new-server

Bugs

  1. Fixed the issues related to incorrect handling of applications’ data after server reinstallation.

  2. Fixed the issue with wrong display of update installation progress.

Plesk University

The SolusIO Professional course is available! Learn how to offer a scalable, API-first & Self-Service based PublicCloud experience to developers and businesses leveraging existing infrastructure. Enroll here.

The course covers the following topics:

  1. Planning your SolusIO infrastructure
  2. Deploying SolusIO master server
  3. Adding compute resources
  4. Setting up provisioning
  5. Provisioning virtual servers

Total time: 2 hours

Roadmap

SolusIO roadmap is now publicly available on Trello. We will update it as often as possible with new info, so you always know what we’re up to and what’s coming!

If you have an idea for a feature that will help improve SolusIO for you and your customers, our Product team would love to hear from you.

We invite you to submit your ideas for feature requests to our Product team. To submit a feature request, please share any ideas you have  – don’t hesitate to make suggestions or submit feature requests.

We’re also excited to help you realize your goals as you embrace new ways of working and compete more effectively, our sales team is at your disposal.

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SolusIO 1.1.12990 Released

SolusIO – Version 1.1.12990 Released

We are proud to announce that we have released a new version of SolusIO, SolusIO v1.1.12990. This version provides some nice enhancements and new features.

You can find release notes for each version in the documentation section. We suggest that you regularly visit the release notes to learn about updates.

New features

  • Added the ability to configure IPv6 for virtual servers.
  • Added the ability to set “Terms and conditions URL“
  • If billing integration is enabled SolusIO now shows total price, taxes and “terms and conditions” in virtual server creation page in user-area.
  • Added the ability to edit a billing user id in the admin-area UI.

Added the ability to configure IPv6 for virtual servers

SolusIO automatically checks if the added IPv6 block works for the connected compute resource. To see the result of the check, go to Compute Resources and click the compute resource’s name.

To carry out the check, SolusIO pings the gateway every minute. The purpose is to find any global IPv6 gateway in the network interface of the compute resource.

If the check fails, you’ll see “IPv6 isn’t available”. To troubleshoot this issue, you need to check if the compute resource has IPv6 configured. Certain providers don’t have IPv6 available and configured by default.

Admin can configure IPv6 block on “Add IP Block” page

The details are available on our public documentation: https://docs.solus.io/en-US/latest/administration/adding-ipv6-blocks.11/

Added the ability to set “Terms and conditions URL“

Admin can add terms and conditions URL in Setting → User-Area->Branding

“Terms and conditions” will be shown on user-area for end-user. If billing integration is enabled SolusIO now shows total price, taxes and “terms and conditions” in virtual server creation page in user-area.

Added the ability to edit a billing user id in the admin-area UI

Improvements

  1. The SCSI bus is now used for mounting cloud-init ISO files instead of IDE.

  2. IP addresses that are included in an IP block can now be used as the gateway for that IP block.

  3. API end-point “compute_resource_storages” was renamed to “storages”

Bugfixes

  1. Fixed the issue where the VNC console for Windows OS was displayed in monochrome instead of in color.

  2. Fixed the issue when mouse pointer offset didn’t work correctly in VNC console for Windows OS. (SIO-2170)

  3. IPv6 addresses that are included in an IP block can now be used as the gateway for that IP block.

Plesk University

Do not forget: The SolusIO Professional course is available! Learn how to offer a scalable, API-first & Self-Service based PublicCloud experience to developers and businesses leveraging existing infrastructure. Sign-up here!

The course covers the following topics:

  1. Planning your SolusIO infrastructure
  2. Deploying SolusIO master server
  3. Adding compute resources
  4. Setting up provisioning
  5. Provisioning virtual servers

Total time: 2 hours

We’re also excited to help you realize your goals as you embrace new ways of working and compete more effectively, our sales team is at your disposal.

 

 

 

 

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SolusIO WHMCS VPS Provisioning module released

SolusIO WHMCS Provisioning module released

We are proud to announce that we have released SolusIO WHMCS VPS Provisioning module. This module gives you the ability to sell traditional-style prepaid VPS.

The module allows you to do the following virtual server actions:

  • create
  • destroy
  • suspend
  • unsuspend
  • reboot
  • boot
  • shutdown

Installation

Configuration

Open the Account page in the SolusIO user-area to generate an API Token.

Configure SolusIO API access by adding a new server in WHMCS. Required fields are Hostname and Password.

SolusIO API Token should be saved in the password field.

Create a server group in WHMCS and assign the server which was created on the previous step.

Product Configuration

Create a product in WHMCS and select SolusIO VPS as the linked module and the server group you configured previously.

Select the Plan, Default Location and Operating System and save changes.

Optional Configuration

Locations

The module gives the ability to select a specific location on the ordering of a product. This is done in the form of configurable options.

Create a configurable option named Location. Add options with the following convention: locationId|locationName. This will take priority over selected location in product module settings.

Operating Systems

The module gives the ability to select a specific operating system on ordering of a product. This is done in the form of configurable options.

Create a configurable option named Operating System. Add options with the following convention: osId|osName. This will take priority over the selected operating system in product module settings.

SSH Key

The module gives the ability to specify an SSH key on on ordering of a product. This is done in the form a product custom field.

Create a custom field named SSH Key and type Text Area.

Yes, We’re Open Source

You can easily fork our project on Github and create your own amazing module.

https://github.com/solusio/solusiovps/tree/v1.0.0

Roadmap

SolusIO roadmap is now publicly available on Trello. We will update it as often as possible with new info, so you always know what we’re up to and what’s coming!

We invite you to submit your ideas for feature requests to our product team. To submit a feature request, please share any ideas you have  – don’t hesitate to make suggestions or submit feature requests.

We’re also excited to help you realize your goals as you embrace new ways of working and compete more effectively, our sales team is at your disposal.