November 23, 2017

Order a new CDN account

Build a SoftLayer_Container_Product_Order_Network_ContentDelivery_Account
object for a new CDN account order and pass it to the SoftLayer_Product_Order
API service to order it. In this case we'll order a pay as you go bandwidth
and storage CDN account. See below for more details.

Important manual pages:

Author: SoftLayer Technologies, Inc. <>
import SoftLayer

USERNAME = 'set me'
API_KEY = 'set me'

Build a skeleton SoftLayer_Container_Product_Order_Network_ContentDelivery_Account object
containing the order you wish to place.
orderData = {
    "complexType": "SoftLayer_Container_Product_Order_Network_ContentDelivery_Account",

    "packageId": 208,  # The package id to order Content Delivery Network
    # The prices to order the CDN
    "prices": [
            "complexType": "SoftLayer_Product_Item_Price",
            "id": 1661  # CDN Pay as You Go Bandwidth

            "complexType": "SoftLayer_Product_Item_Price",
            "id": 1670  # CDN No storage (origin pull)
    "quantity": 1,  # We only want 1 fire-wall

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

    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 = client['SoftLayer_Product_Order'].verifyOrder(orderData)
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 order faultCode=%s, faultString=%s" % (e.faultCode, e.faultString))


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