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Article ID: 120027, created on Feb 7, 2014, last review on May 11, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Operations Automation 5.5
  • Operations Automation 5.0

Release Notes

Full release notes for Parallels Operations Automation (POA) version 5.5.4 can be downloaded here.

Functional Changes

Hosted Exchange

  • Support for Exchange Server 2013 CU3

Miscellaneous Changes

  • Ability to Create Account-wide Service Users

  • Quick Login to Customer Control Panel

  • Task Manager Improvements

End of Life

  • Starting with POA 6.0, shared VPS containers will not be supported. In POA 5.5.4, it became possible to convert shared VPS containers into hardware nodes.

Fixed Issues

Hosted Exchange

  • POA-82833 A user can rename the "own" public folder from Outlook Web Access and make this folder unmanageable in POA.

  • POA-82475 The Public Folder import still does not work sometimes on Exchange 2013, even after update14_KB117689 is installed.

  • POA-82074 The Address Rewriter Transport Agent does not work with Exchange 2013.

Linux Mail Hosting

  • When the Qmail hosting is bundled with the MXLogic, then domain enabling may crash the Qmail SoLoader.

Hosted Dynamics CRM

  • POA-82455 POA fails to provision the Hosted CRM subscription.

Windows Shared Hosting

  • POA-82586 Windows Shared Hosting web users are able to create folders and files on the C:\ folder outside their webspaces.

  • POA-82412 Downloading the Microsoft WebMatrix Publish Settings fails with the error 500 - UnauthenticatedCall.

  • POA-82353 When trying to add or remove the WebMatrix service to a service user, the following error is received: "java.lang.ClassCastException".

  • POA-82303 The Modifying AWStats Account tasks fail with an invalid argument (errno 22).

  • POA-82266 The Error document settings specified in Customer Control Panel are not applied to the webspace when changed from the Default IIS error documents to the IIS Default Error Message.

Linux Shared Hosting

  • POA-82587 The additional tasks "Collect database disk usage" should not be scheduled if such tasks already exist (in the status Failed, Scheduled or Running).

  • POA-82582 After upgrading from version 5.4 to version 5.5, the database's diskspace usage is calculated to twice as much as the actual.

  • POA-63320 On classic Linux Shared Hosting (not NG),the size of all of the Apache vhost.conf files can be set to zero by the POA task when no space is left on the device.

  • POA-39570 Password level changes are not applied to the FTP users and protected directories users.

VPS Hosting

  • POA-82748 When the Parallels Plesk Panel resource is unprovisioned from the subscription (the resource limit set to zero), the records are not deleted from the database. This causes a database inconsistency, which prevents the resource from being added back.

  • POA-82589 Cleare information should be shown about the status of VPS tasks in the Customer Control Panel and Provider Control Panel.

  • POA-82242 Parallels Plesk Panel related tasks should not be scheduled if Parallels Plesk Panel is absent for the subscription.

  • POA-82125 An error in the domain deletion logic.

  • POA-82080 The taskSetVPSQoSes task sets both the cpulimit_mhz and the cpulimit simultaneously.

Dedicated Hosting

  • POA-82576 Plesk subdomain data goes to the root domain folder instead of a separate folder.

Application Hosting

  • POA-82439 A proxy error occurs when attempting to set up FTP access for a website (if many subdomains exist for the domain).

  • POA-79999 APS shared applications have the incorrect file permissions after provisioning.

  • APS-15332 During execution of the task "Propagation of APS 2.0 resources for the account #1 ", a core dump has been created.

  • APS-15291 PHP runtime does not work with PHP 5.4.

  • APS-15165 Cannot set the iconName of the ToolsItem control programmatically.

  • APS-15153 The aps/select documentation should be updated. Cover that when creating an aps/select widget using the declarative declaration, you must use the html "select" tag instead of the "div" tag.

  • APS-15114 The "Synchronize resource usage for instances of APS applications" task always fails.

  • APS-15047 The errors issued by the verification script are ignored by the Customer Control Panel.

  • APS-14945 Cannot uninstall the PVC application.

  • APS-14603 Sometimes the application download task fails with the error, because the /usr/local/pem/APS/tmp directory is not writable.

Cloud Infrastructure

  • CCU-7568 When the incoming or outgoing traffic reached peak values, it used to be displayed as negative on the resource usage graphs.

  • CCU-7544 Manually removing an IP address from the Instance Manager database could lead to inconsistencies in the database tables.

  • CCU-7415 An occasional increase in incoming resource usage statistics requests could overload the Instance Manager and make it unresponsive.

  • CCU-7413 During the Cloud Infrastructure module deployment, it was impossible to manage service users.

  • CCU-7387 OS templates could only be registered after adding the respective operating system resource to a service template.

  • CCU-7364 It could be impossible to change passwords for users whose usernames contained non-Latin characters.

  • CCU-7349 It was possible to create a virtual machine image with a name containing unacceptable characters.

  • CCU-7345 An occasional memory leak could occur when the Instance Manager could not access one or more Parallels Cloud Server nodes.

  • CCU-7330 Upgrading the ActiveMQ service could occasionally disable it on the Instance Manager node.

  • CCU-7289 The Resource Usage tab in the Cloud Infrastructure module used to show wrong measurement units for the disk space resource.

  • CCU-7270 The Cloud Infrastructure agent went down when the Parallels Cloud Server dispatcher service stopped.

  • CCU-7256 The Cloud Infrastructure agent failed to start on Parallels Cloud Server nodes, consuming nearly all the resources of one CPU core.

  • CCU-7072 The Console tab name remained untranslated in non-English versions.


  • POA-83193 Escalation of privilege in resellers control panel.

  • POA-83115 In the Task Manager, a search by "Task Status" does not work.

  • POA-82992 Escalation of privilege in resellers control panel.

  • POA-82923 Instructions for branding Exchange 2013 in POA 5.5 should be added to the documentation.

  • POA-82893 The UI session validation through /servlet/PEMSessionAuth is broken.

  • POA-82840 Installation of the pemagent on Exchange cluster 2010 fails.

  • POA-82789 The "Forgot password" link does not reset the password in PBA.

  • POA-82694 The staff member is able to view installed applications for subscriptions that do not belong to "Managed subscriptions".

  • POA-82692 The obsolete name of the POA agent installer (install_win_sn.exe) is used in the guides.

  • POA-82617 A confusing error occurs during POA 5.5.3 update installation, if there were warnings on the cleanup stage.

  • POA-82436 Autodiscover ssl warning for Exchange 2013. The Hosted Exchange Deployment Guide does not explain that there must be a separate ip for Autodiscover.

  • POA-82409 The FTP auto-login functionality is broken in some cases.

  • POA-82376 Auto-rescheduled tasks should be saved with the "Rescheduled" status.

  • POA-82325 In some cases, the POA UI thread goes into an infinite loop on error screen generation.

  • POA-82305 The available updates and hotfixes are are not displayed in the Provider Control Panel.

  • POA-82272 The pem.addDomain API method fails if the hosting_type parameter is set to zero.

  • POA-82185 The Windows Shared Hosting Deployment Guide should be updated. The AWstats distribution should not be provided by the Customer.

  • POA-82094 Security misconfiguration in PBAS integration.

  • POA-82017 The outdated POA Agent installer install_win_sn.exe is mentioned in the documentation.

  • POA-81645 POA watchdog cannot check the new webfilemanager.

  • POA-81567 Documentation should be updated in respect to deploying the Address Rewriter Transport Agent for Exchange 2013.

  • POA-81560 Cannot add the 2048 bits DKIM TXT DNS record through the POA Control Panel.

  • POA-75272 The 'External forgot password URL' property does not work for resellers.

  • POA-55649 There is no notification for the "Domain Created" event, if the domain has been created under the reseller's customer using the "Add Existing Domain Registered Elsewhere" button.


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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