This document addresses deployment of Parallels Plesk Panel (hereinafter referred to as Panel), which should allow service providers to offer complete hosting solutions to their customers.
This document is targeted at service provider administrators who aim to implement the Panel deployment, i.e. to automate its installation and upgrade in the way that meets particular business needs.
This document contains recommendations on what we believe to be the best practice - fully tested and guaranteed. The document does not pretend to be the full functional description of the APIs: operations and options beyond the scope are not described.
A typical Panel installation using the Parallels Installer utility requires user input and is time-costly when it comes to handling a large number of hardware nodes or physical servers. To leverage these complex deployments, we offer the automation solutions described in this document.
The document explains how to install or upgrade the Panel in Virtuozzo Containers, or how to perform it on physical servers without interacting with the Parallels Installer utility. From here you can also learn how to create a local mirror of the Parallels Updates server to reduce traffic and save time.
The scenarios of single installations through Parallels Installer are covered by the separate document Parallels Plesk Panel: Installation and Upgrade Guide.
Chapter "Installation and Upgrade Requirements" as the name suggests discusses the requirements you should meet before starting the installation or upgrade.
Chapter "Before Installing or Upgrading Panel" provides options you can tune before starting upgrade or installation.
Chapter "Pre-Upgrade Check Up" is devoted to owners of Parallels Plesk Panel 9 and earlier versions; it explains how to make safely upgrade from such Panel versions to Panel 10.
Chapter "Deployment Inside Parallels Virtuozzo Containers" focuses on deployment in Parallels Containers environments.
Chapter "Standalone Deployment" explains how to automate installations performed by Parallels Installer.
Chapter "Post-Deployment Panel Setup" describes actions you might want to perform to set up a deployed Panel instance.
Chapter "Mirroring Parallels Updates Server" discusses a topic of creating custom mirrors of the Panel distributions repository.
Chapter "Installing and Upgrading License Keys" explains how to install or upgrade the Panel license key.
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