Articles

User Management Dec 21, 2020
How to interact with users on your account. Breaks down a lot of the various API calls required to manage an account, such as getting login attempts, event logs, permissions and more.

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Getting Started Oct 26, 2020
Basics for the SoftLayer API

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Bandwidth Oct 15, 2020
How to keep track of bandwidth for servers and virtual guests.

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Basic and Advanced Ordering Aug 24, 2020
A breakdown of Classic Infrastructure Ordering.

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The Catalog Aug 5, 2020
Details of how to read the product catalog, find prices, item conflicts, location and other restrictions.

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Classic Infrastructure Networking May 29, 2020
An overview of how networking is connected on Classic Infrastructure, and the APIs used to control it.

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SoftLayer API 101 Presentation May 7, 2020
How the SoftLayer API works, and what each piece of an API call is for.

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Transient Guests Jan 15, 2020
Examples on how to create Transient guests, and working with web hooks.

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Billing and Invoices Aug 22, 2019
Some examples of how to get billing and invoicing data from the API.

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Exception Handling in the SoftLayer API Aug 23, 2018
How to handle Exceptions provided by the SoftLayer API

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Single Account Billing Detail Aug 8, 2018
This tutorial walks you through accessing detailed billing data for a single specified account using a specified time and date range

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Automating Block Storage Jul 23, 2018
An example of how to order a VSI and then automatically add a storage volume with a post install script.

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Sub-Organization Billing Detail Jul 23, 2018
This tutorial walks you through accessing the steps required to access detailed billing data across sub-organization accounts using a specified date and time range.

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Understanding and building an order using the Softlayer order CLI Mar 12, 2018
In version 5.4.0 of softlayer-python, there is a new slcli command for placing IaaS cloud server orders using the API. This command can also be used to place orders for products that are normally ordered through the IBM Cloud infrastructure customer portal.

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VSI Flavors Mar 12, 2018
Our public virtual server offering now comes in four distinct virtual server families: balanced, balanced local storage, compute, and memory. With this enhancement, IBM continues its effort to provide you with a first-class public cloud experience by taking the guesswork out of provisioning the right instance flavor for your workload needs.

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Object-Filters Jun 2, 2015
How Object Filters work

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How to Solve: Error fetching http headers Mar 19, 2013
Error Fetching http headers is a common error to encounter when working with the SLAPI. Here is how to fix it.

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Object-Masks Dec 3, 2012
How Object Masks work. Used to specify which relational properties you would like included in your query.

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SSL Management Mar 28, 2012
Working with SSL certs

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SOAP in Perl Jul 11, 2011
Interacting with the SoftLayer API SOAP endpoint with Perl

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Authenticating to the SoftLayer API Jun 20, 2011
Authenticating to the SoftLayer API

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C Sharp Jun 20, 2011
C Sharp

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Date Handling in the SoftLayer API Jun 20, 2011
Working with datatypes from the SoftLayer API

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Legacy Object Masks Jun 20, 2011
(DEPRECIATED) Dealing with Legacy Object Masks

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PERL Jun 20, 2011
Perl

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Permission Enforcement in the SoftLayer API Jun 20, 2011
The SoftLayer API is built around the same system of user permissions that power the SoftLayer customer portal. What the API exposes and allows depends on the user account that is making the call and that user's permission set.

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PHP Jun 20, 2011
SoftLayer provides a PHP-based API client that takes the heavy lifting out making manual SOAP or XML-RPC calls.

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Python Jun 20, 2011
Using the SoftLayer API with python

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REST Jun 20, 2011
Getting started with REST API calls

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Ruby Jun 20, 2011
Ruby Basics

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SOAP Jun 20, 2011
How to interact with the SoftLayer SOAP endpoint

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Using Initialization Parameters in the SoftLayer API Jun 20, 2011
How Initialization parameters work

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Using Result Limits in the SoftLayer API Jun 20, 2011
How to paginate results from the SoftLayer API using ResultLimits

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Visual Basic .NET Jun 20, 2011
Visual Basic .NET

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XML-RPC Jun 20, 2011
How to interact with the XML-RPC endpoint

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