November 23, 2017
Order a load balancer

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Author: SoftLayer Technologies, Inc. <>

import SoftLayer
import json

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

# The package to order load balancers.
packageId = 194

# Build a skeleton SoftLayer_Product_Item_Price objects. These objects contain
# much more than ids, but SoftLayer's ordering system only needs the price's id
# to know what you want to order.
# Every item in SoftLayer's product catalog is assigned an id. Use these ids
# to tell the SoftLayer API which options you want in your new server. Use
# the getActivePackages() method in the SoftLayer_Account API service to get
# a list of available item and price options per available package.
prices = [
        "id": 17221

# Declare the API client.
client = SoftLayer.Client(username=USERNAME, api_key=API_KEY)
productOrderService = client['SoftLayer_Product_Order']

orderData = {
    "prices": prices,
    "packageId": packageId

    # verifyOrder() will check your order for errors. Replace this with a call to
    # placeOrder() when you're ready to order. Both calls return a receipt object
    # that you can use for your records.
    response = productOrderService.verifyOrder(orderData)
    print(json.dumps(response, sort_keys=True, indent=2, separators=(',', ': ')))
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 place the order. faultCode=%s, faultString=%s" % (e.faultCode, e.faultString))