Softlayer Status iCal Feed


What is this?

Have you ever wanted to see the information about the upcoming Softlayer maintenance events in your calendar? This small application is created to help you with that. It pulls the data from the official Softlayer status page and provides you with an iCalendar (RFC-2445) compatible feed that could be added to Apple Calendar, Google Calendar or other compatible clients.

All the information in our feed is based on the data from the official Softlayer status page and their RSS feed. Aside from that page they have a dedicated status account on Twitter which you should follow for realtime updates on Softlayer infrastructure events.

How to use it?

If you want to get information about all Softlayer's scheduled maintenances, just add the following calendar feed URL to your Calendar application:

webcal://sl-status.herokuapp.com/softlayer.ics

If you only want to see information about specific datacenters, use the following URL format:

webcal://sl-status.herokuapp.com/softlayer.ics?dc=DATACENTERS
where DATACENTERS is a comma-delimited list of datacenter names (e.g. DAL01, DAL05, SNG01, etc).

Here is a list of links that when clicked should automatically add the feeds to your default calendar application:

For more information on how to use calendar feeds with the most popular calendar applications, check out this page.

Show me the code!

This application has been created by Oleksiy Kovyrin and the source code is available on GitHub under the MIT license. If you have any ideas on how to make it better, feel free to send pull requests.