November 23, 2017

Create a VSI using VSManager class.

The script Verifies an instance creation command without actually placing an order.
When ready to order change the manager to create_instance instead of verify_create_instance, remember
that this will incur in billing charges.

For more information see below:

Important manual pages:

Author: SoftLayer Technologies, Inc. <>
import SoftLayer

# For nice debug output:
from pprint import pprint as pp

# Your SoftLayer API username and key.
API_USERNAME = 'set me'

# Generate one at
API_KEY = 'set me'

# Declare the API client
client = SoftLayer.create_client_from_env(username=API_USERNAME, api_key=API_KEY)

mgr = SoftLayer.VSManager(client)

    result = mgr.verify_create_instance(cpus=4, memory=2048, domain='',
                                        hostname="redhat-x86-64", datacenter='wdc01',
                                        os_code="UBUNTU_LATEST", disks = ('100','25'),

except SoftLayer.SoftLayerAPIError as e:
    If there was an error returned from the SoftLayer API then bomb out with the
    error message.
    print("Unable to create the VSI. "
          % (e.faultCode, e.faultString))


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