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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 1.1.12990 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.

 

 

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Our Roadmap for 2020

SolusIO - Our Roadmap for 2020

We launched SolusIO Technical Preview yesterday. Today, we would like to talk about what we have planned for our first release in 2020 when we’re leaving Beta.

Support for Predefined Applications

With our upcoming “Applications” feature that we’re going to release in Q2, you will be able to offer Plesk, cPanel, WHMCS, or WordPress to your customers.

Users can directly deploy the applications as a virtual server, controlled and managed from one interface.

Support for Predefined Applications

You can even add your own applications by specifying an operating system and an install script.

As of today, your users can already do an automated installation of anything else by using the cloud-init user-data feature.

Cloud-init

Cloud-init is the de-facto industry standard for cross-platform cloud instance initialization. SolusIO utilizes cloud-init to configure and manage the virtual servers, thus allowing maximum compatibility with the pre-built distribution images available from popular vendors.

Cloud-init

Maintenance efforts are also consequently optimized, as these predefined images can be used instead of creating special images for every instance type.

The ability to build or modify the images as needed goes without saying.

In addition to that, the end-user gains the ability to automate a whole array of tasks to the provisioning process using the cloud-init user-data scripting feature.

Cloud-init will identify the operating system it is running on during boot and initialize the system accordingly. This includes setting up the network and storage devices, configuring SSH access keys, and many other useful features. Later on, cloud-init can also parse optional user data that was passed to the instance by the user to automate a whole array of tasks in the provisioning process.

WHMCS Integration

A strong focus on WHMCS is one of SolusIO’s main benefits. SolusIO Release 1 will come with a well-documented billing and provisioning API including an SDK to integrate into existing systems.

WHMCS

We would like to improve it even further by delivering a turnkey solution, meaning a ready-to-use WHMCS integration!

Here are some modules we’re working on in Q1:

  1. WHMCS provisioning module
  2. WHMCS billing module

These modules allow you to create, destroy, suspend, unsuspend, upgrade, downgrade, reboot, boot and shutdown virtual servers, plus functions to provision virtual servers in different locations, all directly from within WHMCS or to create a range of reseller resource products allowing orders to be auto-provisioned instantly on payment for example.

OpenVZ Support

Like SolusVM our new SolusIO will also have a set of powerful virtualization technologies with support for container-based and hypervisor virtualization.

OpenVZ Support

To provide a competitive system to hyperscalers like DigitalOcean, Vultr, etc. we started with KVM based on libvirt.

In upcoming releases starting from Q2 we’ll add support for OpenVZ and others, too.

Migration Tools

The Migration tools are a central element of our roadmap and we have plenty of ideas for it.

For existing SolusVM customers that want to upgrade to SolusIO we will provide a set of tools to make the transition as easy as possible by reducing the manual efforts to a minimum.Migration Tools

The tools will even help you to migrate from other virtualization platforms to SolusIO with minimal efforts.

Of course, existing SolusVM customers can continue to use the product and it will still be supported. But we strongly recommend upgrading to SolusIO as soon as possible to boost your business with our smart solution!

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