Rackspace Cloud OpenStack For WHMCS
|Rackspace Cloud OpenStack For WHMCS is a module that allows automatic provisioning of virtual servers to your customers.|
Keep control over provisioned servers from your admin area and let your clients use a great variety of tools to manage their VPS servers in a well-organized manner.
- Admin Area Features:
|✔ Create/Suspend/Unsuspend/Terminate Server|
|✔ Change Package - Supports Configurable Options|
|✔ View Server Status And Details|
|✔ View Interface Details|
|✔ View List Of Scheduled Tasks|
|✔ Configure Client Area Features Per Product|
|✔ Define Backup Quantity Limit|
|✔ Set Security Groups|
|✔ Enable Backups Routing|
|✔ Run Extended Connection Test|
- Client Area Features:
|✔ View Server Status And Details|
|✔ Start/Stop/Pause/Unpause/Resume/Rebuild Server|
|✔ Reboot Server - Soft/Hard|
|✔ Reset Network|
|✔ Access noVNC Console|
|✔ Create/Restore/Delete Backups - Supported By VPS Not Using Cinder Volumes|
|✔ Download Public & Private SSH Keys|
|✔ View List Of Scheduled Tasks|
- General Info:
|✔ Automated Generation Of SSH Keys - Public SSH Key Is Injected To VM Automatically|
|✔ Multi-Language Support|
|✔ Supports PHP 5.3 Up To PHP 7|
|✔ Supports WHMCS Templates Five and Six|
|✔ Supports WHMCS V6 and V7|
- Available Configurable Options:
|✔ VM Image|
|✔ IP Addresses|
|✔ Backups Files Limit|
Installation and Configuration
|This tutorial will show you how to successfully install and configure Rackspace Cloud OpenStack For WHMCS. |
We will guide you step by step through the whole installation and configuration process.
|1. Log in to your client area and download the module.|
|2. In the downloaded file you will find two packages that support different PHP versions.|
As presented on the screen below, the first one is dedicated to PHP 7, while the second one is aimed at PHP 5.3 up to PHP 5.6.
It does not apply to open source versions.
Note: You can check current PHP version in your WHMCS. To do so proceed to 'Utilities' → 'System' → 'PHP Info'.
|3. Extract the downloaded file and choose the one with the right PHP version. Upload and extract the PHP file into the main WHMCS directory.|
The content of PHP version files should look like this.
|4. When you install Rackspace Cloud OpenStack For WHMCS for the first time you have to rename 'license_RENAME.php' file.|
File is located in 'modules/servers/ RackspaceCloudOpenStack/license_RENAME.php' . Rename it from 'license_RENAME.php' to 'license.php'.
|5. In order to configure your license key, you have to edit a previously renamed 'license.php' file.|
Enter your license key between quotation marks as presented on the following screen.
|6. Next step is setting up a cron job (each 5 minutes suggested).|
Use cron job below but switch 'your_whmcs' with your root WHMCS path.
php -q /your_whmcs/modules/servers/RackspaceCloudOpenStack/cron/cron.php
Configuration of Server
|7. Now, we will show you how to configure a new product.|
Go to the 'Setup' → 'Products/Services' → 'Servers' and press 'Add New Server'.
|8. Next, enter your server name, IP address/hostname, username, password and admin tenant ID.|
Choose 'RackspaceCloudOpenStack' from a dropdown menu and press 'Save Changes'.
|9. After you configure your server correctly, you can check connection with Rackspace Cloud OpenStack server.|
Simply edit previously created server and press 'Test Connection' as shown on the screen below.
|10. It is time to create a server group. To do so, click on 'Create Server Group'.|
|11. Enter name, click on your previously created server, press 'Add' and afterwards 'Save Changes'.|
Configuration of Product
|12. In order to create and configure a product, go to the 'Setup' → 'Products/Services' → 'Products/Services' .|
Click on 'Create a New Group' .
|13. Enter product group name and press 'Save Changes' .|
|14. When you have a product group, you can create your product.|
To create a product click on 'Create a New Product' .
|15. Afterwards, choose your product group and type from dropdown menus, enter your product name and press 'Continue'. |
'Product Type' should be set to 'Hosting Account'.
|16. Now, go to the 'Module Settings' section, choose both 'RackspaceCloudOpenStack' and your previously created server group from dropdown menus.|
Next, click on 'Save Changes'.
|17. Start from selecting 'Default Tenant'. |
'Check access' should return 'OK' if the permissions are set up correctly.
|18. Afterwards, set up network. Choose 'Fixed Network', 'Floating Network' and 'Default Number Of IP Addresses'. |
You can set up network in two ways. You can find more information about the configuration here.
|19. At this step you can set up backups.|
Mark 'Backups Routing' checkbox if you want to replace oldest backup with newest one when backups file limit is reached.
|20. Mark security group from 'Use Security Groups' .|
If you wish to use SSH keys, leave 'Inject SSH Key' marked (virtualization has to support 'Inject File' feature).
|21. Finish through selecting features available in the client area.|
Mark checkbox next to feature in order to enable it.
|Our module allows you to offer Rackspace Cloud OpenStack VPS to your clients in two ways, with predefined resources and configurable resources.|
In this section we will show you configuration of server with predefined resources.
|22. Select 'Default Flavor' and 'Default VM Image'.|
'Default Flavour' defined resources assigned to VM while 'Default VM Image' allows you to choose VM image used to create new VM.
|Congratulations! You have just finished the installation and configuration of the module with predefined resources.|
|23. Preparing VPS with configurable options consists of pressing 'Generate default' as shown on the following screen.|
It will prepare default configurable options which can be afterwards easily edited as described in this article.
Note: The second and the third options cause a new flavor being made on your server each time a new order is placed.
|Congratulations! You have just finished the installation and configuration of the module with configurable resources.|
| Rackspace Cloud Openstack For WHMCS allows your customers to manage their VM via client area in your WHMCS system.|
You can monitor and manage each product from your WHMCS admin area.
|Owing to configurable options, you are able to offer product which your clients can tailor according to their needs.|
Additionally, you are able to set up pricing for each configurable option, which make your offer even more competitive.
|Client area interface of Rackspace Cloud Openstack should look like the one on the screen below. As you can see, control panel contains useful options needed for managing VPS.|
Module allows your customers to easily start/stop, pause/unpause, soft reboot, hard reboot and reset network of their servers through pressing specified button.
|Rebuild feature allows your clients to change server image.|
Press 'Rebuild' button as shown on the following screen in order to move to the rebuild page.
|To reinstall your server, choose an image and confirm through clicking on 'Rebuild' button.|
|One of the most interesting functionalities is access to a spice console where your clients can remotely manage server.|
To access it, simply press on the 'Console' button.
|Spice console enables you to connect with virtual machine using SPICE.|
|Your customers can also create a backup of VPS. To do so, press 'Backups' button.|
|Now, enter backup name and press 'Backup Now' button.|
|To restore VPS from backup, simply press 'Restore' button next to it.|
|Due to limitation in WHMCS product creation process, Rackspace Cloud OpenStack For WHMCS generates SSH key pair automatically.|
Public SSH key is automatically injected into VM while private key can be downloaded from the client area.
|Public SSH key on the other hand, can be downloaded as many times as your client will need it.|
Press 'Download Public Key' as shown on the following screen to save it on your disk.
Network Configuration Cases
|Rackspace Cloud OpenStack For WHMCS allows you to set up two types of network.|
First one is a network without floating IP address.
|The second type of network is a network with floating IP address.|
Select 'Shared Network' as 'Fixed Network' and 'Public' as 'Floating Network'.
|In case standard configuration does not suit your needs, you can adjust it through configurable options.|
To do so, go to 'Setup' → 'Products/Services' → 'Configurable Option' and press edit button next to configurable option used by your product.
|Here you can view the products that this configurable option group is assigned to.|
Now we will show you how to edit options. Let's say that you want to add an option to order VPS with 8GB (8192 MB) RAM.
|You will see a popup window, so make sure that your browser does not block it.|
To add new option, enter it in a textbox under all other options. If you want to replace it with option you currently have, simply edit its textbox.
|1. Due to the fact that some requests may take time to be completed, we implemented 'Scheduled Tasks'. |
Tasks visible at 'Scheduled Tasks' are subsequently performed by regular cron jobs.
|Essential guidance through the process of updating the module is offered here.|
Keep in mind there is a quick and easy option in our client area that will let you upgrade the license of your module to an open source version at any time - and at a lower price!
|1. When you have problems with connection, check whether your SELinux or firewall does not block ports.|