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Article ID: 118936, created on Nov 29, 2013, last review on Sep 16, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Operations Automation 5.5

Release Notes

Full release notes for Parallels Operations Automation (POA) version 5.5.3 can be downloaded here.

New Features and Capabilities

Hosted Exchange

  • Preview of Subscription Migration from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013 in the same ActiveDirectory domain is available

Functional Changes

Linux Shared Hosting

  • Update to phpMyAdmin 4.x

VPS Hosting

  • Actual disk space usage is shown for a dedicated Virtual Private Server (VPS) in the Customer Control Panel

Known Issues

  • Parallels Business Automation - Standard (PBA-S) integration is temporarily not supported

Fixed Issues

Hosted Exchange

  • POA-81604 Custom MX record template description is incorrect in documentation

Linux Mail Hosting

  • POA-81895 Error occurs on attempt to access the forwarding list in MyCP for email with the storage not set

Windows Shared Hosting

  • POA-81828 The IIS webspaces tab should be hidden if a customer or a reseller does not have an IIS webspace

  • POA-82114 The task "Grant WebFileManager-service(id=161) access to host" fails

Linux Shared Hosting

  • POA-82109 Wrong search results by shared NG websites, possibly because of the keep-alive

  • POA-81852 The Mysql5 service PPM package cannot be installed on host with MySQL 5.6

  • POA-81851 The description of the Synchronize Apache Services function on NG is unclear

  • POA-81850 Linux Shared Hosting NG resource usage is not updated after upgrading from POA 5.4 to 5.5-respin6 and 5.5-update1

  • POA-81845 PHP stops working after upgrade to 5.5 on the NG cluster because of low memory limits

  • POA-81791 The Control Panel opens very slowly

  • POA-81654 The task taskPrepareExDocRoot does not restart

  • POA-82209 Privileges escalation vulnerability

VPS Hosting

  • POA-81542 Error occurs during Plesk domain creation if a domain record for a nonexistent Plesk instance exists in the database

  • POA-81503 The logic of the registerDomainName task needs improvement

  • POA-81145 The pleskConfigurationTimeout task is always completed successfully

  • POA-80989 The Customer Control Panel backup page is not refreshed after clicking the Restore button

  • POA-80984 The periodic task "Create Customers VPS scheduled backups" (taskPeriodicalVPSBackupStarter) needs optimization

  • POA-80813 In VM subscription, the memory drop-down is missing when ordering Entitlements of 1 GB RAM and rolling back to screens to select the Entitlement of 2 GB

Application Hosting

  • POA-81702 The package summary is not localized in the Application Vault list

  • POA-81088 In some methods, the RdbmsSession parameter can be empty unexpectedly

  • POA-80971 The domain is provisioned to SpamExperts, but it is not binded to the application instance in POA

  • POA-72668 Sometimes the Hosted Exchange mailboxes are not added to LiveOffice during its provisioning

  • APS-14628 Two variables one after another cannot be defined in the navigation

  • APS-14605 "The resource of the aps.environment type not found" error occurs when removing or updating the limits for every APS1 instance created for the POA version earlier than 5.5.2

  • APS-14000 The auto-generated proxy classes should correctly handle the returned value

  • APS-13753 The verification script output is not taken into account during service instance provisioning or it is not parsed correctly by POA

  • APS-10689 It is impossible to activate the "Personal Archiving Access" per mailbox

  • APS-10299 It is impossible to create the Distribution List when LiveOffice is included in the subscription

Cloud Infrastructure

  • CCU-7216 The server console could become inaccessible in the control panel if this server was in use by a VNC connection

  • CCU-7121 The Cloud Infrastructure module service controller could hang on start if the Active MQ service was not running

  • CCU-7116 Delivering OS templates to Hardware Nodes could become impossible if there are other OS templates that were not registered on any Hardware Node

  • CCU-7058 The Cloud Infrastructure agent running on the Hardware Nodes could occasionally fail to perform Autoscale operations on the servers

  • CCU-7045 When creating or configuring a new server, it could be impossible to set up a backup schedule for it

  • CCU-6502 If server backups were restricted by a subscription, it could still be possible to back up the servers using API

  • CCU-6276 New server wizard could be launched even when the maximum number of servers allowed by subscription has been used up

  • CCU-7122 Users could not be disabled in the Billing panel when the Instance Manager node registered in POA is not running


  • POA-82085 Windows 2008 R2 SP1 should be recommended for Core servers in PA 5.5

  • POA-82043 User passwords brute force vulnerability

  • POA-81942 POA produces 10 GB of logs per day

  • POA-81853 Migration fails on the data consistency check

  • POA-81774 Error message is shown on attempt to open the context Help

  • POA-81764 Subscription deletion fails

  • POA-81677 Dedicated Hosting Deployment guide bug

  • POA-81645 POA watchdog cannot check the new webfilemanager

  • POA-81601 It is not possible to register the Windows shared node in POA 5.5

  • POA-79701 POA produces 11 GB of logs per day on Windows Management Node

  • POA-78905 Apache local file inclusion vulnerability on the domain parking server

  • POA-78047 Some characters are removed from error messages while passing the error message to POA

  • POA-73065 The item highlighting in the left menu does not switch when you move to another item

  • POA-82213 The POA UI is very slow and writes thousands of errors to the poa-ui.log


The update can be downloaded here.

Please contact Support for its deployment.


You can find full installation instructions in the UPDATE.txt file from the distribution.


All required system updates can be easily installed through pa_updates_installer (see instructions).

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