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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 1.1.11382 Released

SolusIO – Version v1.1.11382 Released

We are proud to announce that we have released a new version of SolusIO, SolusIO v1.1.11382. 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

SolusIO has announced a new feature: The routed network type for IP block.

The routed network type for IP block

Admin can choose a network type on an adding/editing IP block page:

Routed

Use a routed network if you need to use the whole range of IP address given by your hosting provider.

The routed network means that virtual servers don’t connect directly to the physical network. The compute resource’s operating system routes the servers’ traffic to the physical network (the compute resource works as the gateway). If you select the routed network, the server’s MAC address isn’t exposed to the physical network.

Bridged

A bridged network means that virtual servers get direct access to the physical network. In the bridged network, the IP addresses of a server and the gateway must be within the same IP network. For example, if the gateway’s IP address 192.168.1.1 is within the IP network 192.168.1.0/24, the server’s IP address must also be within the 192.168.1.0/24 network (for example, 192.168.1.2). If you select the bridged network, the server’s MAC address is exposed to the physical network.

Details here: https://docs.solus.io/en-US/latest/quickstart/administration/7-setting-up-sending-out-email-notifications.3/#adding-an-ip-block

In addition to the routed network type for IP block, we are excited to announce Japanese language support.

Japanese language support

Added support of the Japanese language.

Improvements

  1. Email notifications were translated: end-users can now receive the notifications in their language.
  2. Added new beautiful page for functions under construction.

Bugfixes

  1. Fixed the issue when virtual servers hang on boot on the host with Debian 10 or Ubuntu 20 because of the wrong SCSI controller model.

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

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.

 

 

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SolusIO 1.1.11033 Released

SolusIO – Version 1.1.11033 Released

Find out what’s new in SolusIO! Release notes contain information about new features, improvements, known issues, and bug fixes in each release.

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

SolusIO has announced a new feature: Multiple languages support.

SolusIO added the support following languages:

  1. German
  2. Spanish
  3. Russian
  4. French
  5. Italian
  6. Turkish
  7. Dutch (Netherlands)
  8. Portuguese

Admin can manage which languages will be available for end-users on the Settings page:

The ability to switch languages available in Admin and User areas

Admin area

 

User-area

Update Licence ( Retail only)

If you are planning to upgrade, or downgrade CPU cores for your SolusIO license, those services are now available via my.plesk.com

Improvements

  1. Split the permissions to “Get” and “Manage” for Applications, Compute Resources, Limit Groups, Plans, Roles, Servers, SSH keys, Settings, Tasks, Users, and Updates.
  2. It’s now possible to disable the registration of new users. Registration is disabled by default for new installations.
  3. Split the “Tokens” field into two new fields in plans – “Tokens per month” and “Tokens per hour”.
  4. Added the new “Tasks” tab for virtual servers to observe and manage the tasks of a server.
  5. It is now possible to filter icons by their type.

Bugfixes

  1. Fixed the issue when the network service couldn’t be brought up after restart on Debian 10 and Ubuntu 20.
  2. Fixed the issue when free disk space in the QCOW storage type was not reclaimed by the host system.
  3. Fixed the issue when a virtual server got less RAM size than it was defined in the plan.
  4. Fixed the issue when nothing happens in the interface after a server was deleted in the admin area.
  5. Fixed the issue with the “Save” button layout in the user area on the Account page.
  6. Fixed the wrong text message shown after a new OS version was created.
  7. Fixed the issue with the case sensitive search for icons when creating or editing locations.
  8. Fixed the issue with a field for Plesk applications, which were not required.
  9. Fixed the issue when the “Server reinstall” task hangs in the “Queued” state.
  10. Fixed the issue when a server can’t be started because the Open vSwitch port is not attached to the bridge.
  11. Fixed the issue when Installer doesn’t reissue a Let’s Encrypt certificate after reconfiguration at the hostname change.

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 1.1.10196 Released

SolusIO – Version 1.1.10196 Released

Find out what’s new in SolusIO! Release notes contain information about new features, improvements, known issues, and bug fixes in each release.

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

SolusIO has announced a new feature: Reinstalling Virtual Server

  • Virtual Server reinstallation means the recreation of a virtual server with the same IP address, location, and resource plan.
  • A user can change an operating system, an application, ssh keys, and user-data during the reinstallation process.
  • Reinstalling a virtual server is available on server page.

User-area

Admin-area

SolusIO added the ability to lock and suspend user accounts.

  • Available via UI and API

Improvements

  • Added new applications: Plesk, cPanel, and Cloudron.

  • Added the ability to create backups in the user area.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed the issue when an API error was not handled during server creation in the admin area when no suitable storage in the compute resource existed.
  • Fixed the issue when an API authorization token was kept in /etc/solus/agent.json after compute resource installation.
  • Fixed the issue when a new SSH key didn’t appear in the interface after the key was added in the user area.
  • Fixed the issue when all notifications in the admin area had one and the same date.
  • Fixed the issue when the “run version update” task couldn’t be retried.
  • Fixed the issue when the task could hang if RabbitMQ restarted.
  • Fixed the issue when the “Power Off” button for virtual servers was missing from the admin area.
  • Fixed the issue when virtual server creation failed with the “Failed to create PTY: Operation not permitted” error.

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.