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Article ID: 113489, created on Mar 20, 2012, last review on Aug 12, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Operations Automation


This article describes the general rules regarding service template configuration and limitations for the provisioning PVC containers with Parallels Plesk Panel (PP). Parallels Automation (PA) configuration details can be found in the Parallels Operations Automation (POA) deployment guide: "Parallels Plesk Panel in VPS Deployment Guide."

Service templates must be created in the POA Provider CP at Top > Service Director > Provisioning Manager.

The basic configuration of the service template for provisioning PVC containers with Parallels Plesk Panel is presented in the table below. 

Resource Type Limit
IP addresses At least 1 IP address is required
Resource Type based on VPS (Dedicated) Resource Class Only 1 unit.
This resource determines the OS for the PVC container with Parallels Plesk Panel
VPS CPU upper limit in MHz ~1400 MHz
VPS RAM upper limit in MB 1GB (1000 MB) or greater is recommended
Resource Type created on the basis of the Scheduled customer backups for VPS Resource Class 5
Scheduled backups diskspace (sub-resource) ~25GB
A Resource Type created on the basis of the VPS Backup management Resource Class 5
VPS Backup diskspace (sub-resource) ~25GB
Resource Type based on the DNS hosting Resource Class (Resource Type for Slave DNS servers) Specify the limit on the maximum number of domains that the Customer will be able to create under a single Parallels Plesk Panel instance in a VPS hosting subscription.
Resource Types, including the desired Parallels Plesk Panel product/version, based on the Virtuozzo Application Template Resource Class
See the note below if you want to install Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5.
Only 1 unit
Note: Without this resource, Parallels Plesk Panel will not be installed inside of the PVC container.
This application template has to be marked as Installed automatically.
Select service template after creation > Switch to the "VPS applications" tab > Set option for the template as "Installed automatically."
Parallels Plesk Panel Only 1 unit
Note: Without this resource, Parallels Plesk Panel will not be managable from POA.
Diskspace 10 GB or more;
all diskspace will be assigned on the container.
Traffic Unlimited or limited to one of your service packages.

Note: If you want to add Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5 template (pp11.5), pay attention that it is important to include application template for mail (pp11.5-postfix) and for bind (pp11.5-bind) into the Service Template with the limit 1. By default, Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5 is installed without mail service and bind.

Remember that the specified limits for the diskspace, CPU, and RAM should satisfy Parallels Plesk Panel system requirements.

Autoprovisioning must be enabled for the Service Template.
This picture displays an example of the configuration settings:

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