Article ID: 123711, created on Nov 27, 2014, last review on Apr 6, 2016

  • Applies to:
  • Business Automation 5.5

Parallels Business Automation (PBA) 5.5.8 Release Notes

Important: Parallels Operations Automation (POA) 5.5 Update 2 is required.

Changes

Fixed issues

Public API

  • PBA-58497 PBA xmlrpcd container may crash under heavy load on Windows
  • PBA-48844 It is possible to switch a Plan Period for the subscription to an incorrect value using the PlacePlanPeriodSwitchOrder_API method

E-Commerce

  • PBA-59050 Wrong number format of thousands in SEPA batches
  • PBA-54607 The error "Details method is not defined" occurs on the attempt to perform payment via PayPal Express plug-in

Billing

  • PBA-59534 The "Low balance" warning is displayed in Customer Control Panel in improper cases
  • PBA-59267 If an Order has a "Manual Operation required" item, then if one marks it as failed, resubmitting the order for provisioning may cause the order to be stuck in the "Provisioning" status
  • PBA-58974 Order with delayed payment can get stuck if the order total is changed to a lower value
  • PBA-58904 The "Billing Order Placed" event type is executed upon the NIP order creation
  • PBA-58894 Provisioning of an additional resource of a parent subscription based on PEMGATE is blocked by provisioning of a child DOMAINGATE subscription
  • PBA-58427 The Change Order may hang in the provisioning state instead of failing
  • PBA-58129 A domain subscription stays disabled in POA after a renewal order for the "Expired" subscription is processed
  • PBA-52176 It is not possible to delete a provisioning item for a delegated service plan from reseller's customer's order
  • PBA-49555 The checkbox that allows restricting the "Low Balance Warning" notification should be added to the Credit Terms screen

Control Panel

  • PBA-58943 After the full procedure of the account registration and in case the "personal" account type is specified, an email and user name entered during the short registration, are dropped
  • PBA-58626 A new Credit Card may be set as default Payment Method even if one selects the "Keep current settings" option while adding the credit card
  • PBA-58453 In case the store screen is opened by the redirect from the Customer Control Panel, the store screen is bordered with the white frame
  • PBA-55930 The browser autocomplete functionality causes the sensitive information to be displayed as the plain text
  • PBA-54649 The "POA NS settings" menu is hidden in the Reseller Control Panel after upgrading to PBA 5.5

License

  • PBA-59879 PBA tries to install the Plesk addon license to POA, which is incorrect and may cause the Order processing fault

Documentation

  • PBA-58816 License synchronization description
  • PBA-58642 Describe limitation to a reseller initialization scenario in documentation

Certificates

  • PBA-59210 A new order is created on the OpenSRS side if a certificate creation had failed by timeout

Domains

  • PBA-59847 Connection to MIT Registrar via SSLv3 fails
  • PBA-59530 TLS should be used in order to connect to OpenSRS
  • PBA-59222 PBA wrongly treats the value returned by SIDN as expiration date for .nl domains
  • PBA-59190 The registrant_type value is localized in the domain registration or transfer request passed to the registrar, as a result the operation fails
  • PBA-57458 The "Address Line 2" field is not sent to Nominet
  • PBA-56804 The new .eu registration platform should be supported for EURid

Online Store

  • PBA-58204 The unit of measure is displayed instead of the period on the Order Confirmation screen in the online store

Miscellaneous

  • PBA-59881 The Payment Systems logotypes were lost after upgrading from version 5.4 to 5.5.7 on Windows installation
  • PBA-58895 The Limit notification may be sent every day, even if it is configured to be sent "once"
  • PBA-58465 The incorrect skin is used for the tabs in the Customer Control Panel

Installation Instructions

New Installations:

Linux: http://download.pa.parallels.com/pba/5.5/doc/pdf/Deployment_Guides/pba_5.5_for_linux_deployment_guide.pdf

Windows: http://download.pa.parallels.com/pba/5.5/doc/pdf/Deployment_Guides/pba_5.5_for_windows_deployment_guide.pdf

Upgrade:

Linux: http://download.pa.parallels.com/pba/5.5/doc/pdf/Deployment_Guides/PBA_5_5_for_Linux_Update_Guide.pdf

Windows: http://download.pa.parallels.com/pba/5.5/doc/pdf/Deployment_Guides/pba_5.5_for_windows_upgrade_guide.pdf

Installation files

RHEL6/Centos6 - 64-bit

App: http://download.pa.parallels.com/pba/5.5/5.5.8-update8/el6/pba-installer-5.5.8-077.el6.x86_64.sh

Store: http://download.pa.parallels.com/pba/5.5/5.5.8-update8/el6/pba-templatestore-installer-5.5.8-077.el6.x86_64.sh

DB: http://download.pa.parallels.com/pba/5.5/5.5.8-update8/el6/pba-db-installer-5.5.8-077.el6.x86_64.sh

SDK: http://download.pa.parallels.com/pba/5.5/5.5.8-update8/el6/pba-sdk-installer-5.5.8-077.el6.x86_64.sh

Windows 2008R2 - 64-bit

App: http://download.pa.parallels.com/pba/5.5/5.5.8-update8/win64/pba-installer-5.5.8-077.x86_64.exe

Store: http://download.pa.parallels.com/pba/5.5/5.5.8-update8/win64/bm-templatestore-5.5.8-077.x86_64.msi

Additional Information

  1. PBA will require a restart during the update.
  2. The expected downtime of PBA services is up to 30 minutes. Total upgrade duration should be no longer than two hours.
  3. During the upgrade, all PBA packages will be upgraded to newer versions. If a backup is made with a server/VPS restart, then the private key for credit card encryption needs to be reloaded.
  4. Additional documentation can be found here: http://download.pa.parallels.com/pba/5.5/
  5. Important: it is required to follow the instructions for Adoption of the 2015 EU VAT Rules right after update.

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