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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

Many web hosting companies use a single interface such as WHMCS to manage support, billing, account, domain management, etc.

Our Dedicated Server Engineers support several web hosts that use WHMCS to manage accounts. Some of these companies use oVirt to sell VPS services.

These customers found it difficult to provision, monitor and manage customer VMs through WHMCS. This post is about how we resolved that requirement. (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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Instant VPS provisioning in oVirt using templates

Instant VPS provisioning in oVirt using templates

In October, Amazon unveiled its new service called Prime Now. With this service, you get your orders delivered within 1 hour. So, if you are running out of wine for your new year celebration, take out your phone, place an order in Amazon, and your stocks get replenished within 1 hour – How’s that for instant gratification? (more…)

How to configure VM backups in oVirt

How to configure VM backups in oVirt

People often assume that backups are not important in a cloud setup due to its automatic fail-over feature. Automatic fail-overs migrate Virtual machines in a cloud from one hypervisor to another, when any one hypervisor goes down.

But this fail-over feature does not help in cases such as degradation of RAID arrays, server hacks, malware attacks or human errors, which can lead to accidental deletion or modification of data.

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