First however, to give credit where it's due, a thank you goes out to @fernandes. He sent in the initial pull request that adds this DNS support.
These examples all assume you have
~/.fog, which contains the following.
In this installment, we will walk users through getting started with fog, covering several examples of using fog-softlayer to manage servers using both VMs and bare metal cloud instances.
In our first installment, I gave an overview of the Chef automation, framework, and terminology and introduced Drupal. Now, let’s install and configure our Chef server, workstation, and client node. First, we need to configure our development machine with the SoftLayer CLI in order to create three virtual servers in SoftLayer. You can also create the virtual servers using the SoftLayer customer portal, if you prefer.
With SoftLayer object storage you can archive, manage, and serve large amounts of unstructured data with ease and cost-effectiveness. Based on OpenStack Swift, SoftLayer object storage provides a robust, highly scalable object-based storage solution that is ideal for storing static data such as virtual machine images, media, and email archives.
As a SoftLayer user, you have probably seen the beautiful RAID Configurator that greets you when you order a server on the SoftLayer website.
It allows you to do anything you like, from a straight RAID configuration involving all drives in a single disk array, to a much more intricate configuration with nearly any mix of disks and RAID types.
However beautiful and practical the interface, sometimes you want to script this process, and the SoftLayer mantra of "Anything you can do in the Web interface, you can do on the API" also rings true in this case.
SoftLayer offers free vulnerability scans with all servers. When utilized through the customer portal, it will run a scan on the primary IP for the given server. Because vulnerabilities and misconfiguration are a fact of life in server administration, SoftLayer recommends running scan regularly to keep you you up-to-date on security risks that may impact your server.
Automating regular vulnerability scans can become effortless when using the SoftLayer API.