Items with tag article


    • Billing and Invoices
      Some examples of how to get billing and invoicing data from the API.
    • Exception Handling in the SoftLayer API
      How to handle Exceptions provided by the SoftLayer API
    • Single Account Billing Detail
      This tutorial walks you through accessing detailed billing data for a single specified account using a specified time and date range
    • Automating Block Storage
      An example of how to order a VSI and then automatically add a storage volume with a post install script.
    • Sub-Organization Billing Detail
      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.
    • Understanding and building an order using the Softlayer order CLI
      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.
    • VSI Flavors
      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.
    • SLDN Articles
      A collection of posts detailing ways to use the SoftLayer API
    • Object-Filters
      How Object Filters work
    • Object-Masks
      How Object Masks work. Used to specify which relational properties you would like included in your query.
    • SSL Management
      Working with SSL certs
    • SOAP in Perl
      Interacting with the SoftLayer API SOAP endpoint with Perl
    • Authenticating to the SoftLayer API
      Authenticating to the SoftLayer API
    • C Sharp
      C Sharp
    • Date Handling in the SoftLayer API
      Working with datatypes from the SoftLayer API
    • Getting Started
      Basics for the SoftLayer API
    • Legacy Object Masks
      (DEPRECIATED) Dealing with Legacy Object Masks
    • PERL
    • PHP
      SoftLayer provides a PHP-based API client that takes the heavy lifting out making manual SOAP or XML-RPC calls.
    • Permission Enforcement in the SoftLayer API
      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.
    • Python
      Using the SoftLayer API with python
    • REST
      Getting started with REST API calls
    • Ruby
      Ruby Basics
    • SOAP
      How to interact with the SoftLayer SOAP endpoint
    • Using Initialization Parameters in the SoftLayer API
      How Initialization parameters work
    • Using Result Limits in the SoftLayer API
      Many of the methods in the SoftLayer API return arrays of data types. In these cases it may be useful to limit the number of results that the API retrieves from your method call. Fortunately SoftLayer provides an easy way to accomplish this via a method analogous to the SQL <tt>LIMIT</tt> statement that you can apply in the header of your method calls. Result limits are optional for all method calls, and a method's manual page states whether or not it can use a result limit. Methods that retrieve only one item cannot use result limits.
    • Visual Basic .NET
      Visual Basic .NET
    • XML-RPC
      How to interact with the XML-RPC endpoint