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One click button to reboot VM via the WHMCS oVirt interface

One click button to reboot VM via the WHMCS oVirt interface

Web hosts are now rapidly moving on to virtualization solutions to provide cheap and easily scalable hosting services such as VPS hosting, to their customers.

In our role as Outsourced hosting specialists for web hosts, we help setup and maintain a suitable virtualization solutions for their hosting purposes. One of the popular open source systems we configure is oVirt.

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VM cluster setup for high availability hosting using WHMCS oVirt plugin

VM cluster setup for high availability hosting using WHMCS oVirt plugin

We live in a world where internet users cannot tolerate even a few minutes of downtime. When Google or Twitter gets inaccessible even for a few seconds, it creates a havoc in the online world.

The reason why many web hosts now move to cloud solutions is to ensure high availability and minimal down time for their hosting. In our role as Outsourced hosting specialists for web hosts, we help setup and maintain suitable high availability solutions for them.

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VM console access for easy administration of your oVirt Virtual machines from WHMCS

VM console access for easy administration of your oVirt Virtual machines from WHMCS

In our role as Outsourced hosting support specialists for web hosts, we help setup and maintain various virtualization solutions for hosting businesses.

oVirt is a commonly configured open source virtualization system for web hosts who want to take advantage of the benefits of virtualization in their hosting services.

In addition to the virtualization system, most webhosts also have a billing and account management portal such as WHMCS that help their customers manage their accounts. (more…)

Change VM guest OS in one click with the WHMCS oVirt module

Change VM guest OS in one click with the WHMCS oVirt module

In our role as Outsourced hosting support specialists for web hosts, we help setup and maintain virtualization solutions for hosting businesses. VMs are massively replacing dedicated servers for hosting purposes such as VPS hosting.

One such commonly configured open source virtualization system is the oVirt system from RedHat. Webhosts also have a billing and account management system such as WHMCS for their customers.

Though oVirt has its virtualization management interface that helps web hosts create and manage VMs, for security and ease of management, it is recommended to have a single interface to manage all these systems. (more…)

Quickly deploy VM from template using WHMCS oVirt module

Quickly deploy VM from template using WHMCS oVirt module

For web hosts who are into VPS hosting business, having a mode for fast deployment of the VMs is crucial to gain an upper hand in the market. No customers are ready to wait for ages to get their VMs ready.

When a VM is created, it has to be associated with a datacenter, host, cluster, or resource pool, and a datastore. Other configuration settings in a virtual machine include the CPU, memory, storage, and network connectivity. (more…)

Automated provisioning of oVirt VMs via WHMCS – The plugin to boost your business!

Automated provisioning of oVirt VMs via WHMCS – The plugin to boost your business!

Automated provisioning of VMs (Virtual Machines) has become the necessity of the hour for web hosts who provide virtualization solutions, to improve the speed and efficiency of order processing.

oVirt is a popular virtualization platform that comes with a management interface of its own. The oVirt engine admin web interface in it provides system administrators with a GUI to easily create and edit VPS. (more…)

Building custom software solutions – How we integrated WHMCS and oVirt API for a web hosting provider

Building custom software solutions – How we integrated WHMCS and oVirt API for a web hosting provider

In web-hosting industry, every customer prefers to have a single interface where they can manage the multiple segments of their business – say, support, billing, account, domain, etc.

There are software solutions such as WHMCS, which integrates accounts, billing, support and automation into a single platform and customers can manage them easily.

But for web hosting providers who offer virtualization solutions such as VMs to their customers, there would be a management platform too, to manage and monitor their virtual machines. (more…)

Design considerations for setting up a KVM server virtualization solution

Design considerations for setting up a KVM server virtualization solution

Surveys indicate that 70% of online businesses adopt server virtualization solutions to reduce their costs [1]. But many times, the virtualization software costs outweigh this cost-benefit. That is where open source server virtualization technologies make a difference.

Choosing the right virtualization technology includes review of factors such as cost, features, security and performance. Recently we were contacted by a hosting provider who wanted to sell cheap VPS plans to SMBs. In this post we’ll discuss our design considerations to implement a server virtualization solution that was affordable, feature-rich, easily scalable and secure. (more…)

Using oVirt API to automate VPS provisioning

Using oVirt API to automate VPS provisioning

It was Xmas time! Every website was flooding with offers and deals. I felt this was the best time to buy a tablet for myself. But many of these online stores had shipping times of 2 or more days.

That’s when I came across Amazon website, which highlighted a ‘Same Day Delivery!’ offer. I didn’t think for a moment before placing my order. Fast product delivery is what drove me to Amazon for my purchase.

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How to fix oVirt error: “Failed to attach Storage Domain [ ] to Data Center [ ]”

How to fix oVirt error: “Failed to attach Storage Domain [ ] to Data Center [ ]”

Recently, we setup an oVirt system for a cloud hosting provider. Much of the installation went through like a breeze, but we did face a few road blocks which were not covered in the oVirt docs or community.

One such error is “Failed to attach Storage Domain [] to Data Center []“. In the community forums we saw many other users facing the same issue. So, to all oVirt users out there, here’s how we got this error and resolved it. (more…)

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