November 4, 2016


Migrating a VSI from SAN to Local Storage and vice-versa
Example on how to call verifyOrder / placeOrder via REST to migrate a Virtual_Guest from SAN to Local storage and vice-versa. Replace the verifyOrder call with placeOrder when you are actually ready to start the migration process.

Operation: POST

Method: SoftLayer_Product_Order::placeOrder()

URL: SoftLayer_Product_Order/verifyOrder`

Getting the proper priceId

You can use the following python example to get a list of all the available priceId’s for the Virtual_Guest package. You need to change the second to last line from main.getPackage(126) to main.getPackage(46). The priceId you need will depend on if you are moving to or from Local Storage and the size of the current primary drive.

Example CURL:

curl --user "$SOFTLAYER_USERNAME:$SOFTLAYER_API_KEY" -X POST --data @migrate.json
https://api.softlayer.com/rest/v3/SoftLayer_Product_Order/verifyOrder

Input JSON:

{  
   "parameters":[  
      {  
         "complexType":"SoftLayer_Container_Product_Order_Virtual_Guest_Upgrade",
         "packageId":46,
         "prices":[  
            {  
               "id":13899,
               "categories":[  
                  {  
                     "categoryCode":"guest_disk0",
                     "id":81,
                     "name":"First Disk"
                  }
               ]
            }
         ],
         "properties":[  
            {  
               "name":"MAINTENANCE_WINDOW",
               "value":"now"
            }
         ],
         "virtualGuests":[  
            {  
               "id":25367125
            }
         ]
      }
   ]
}

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