Parallels Virtual Automation

Through self-service and automation, administrators can lower costs and efficiently manage their infrastructure from anywhere using Parallels Virtual Automation.  Click below for frequently asked questions, documentation and other helpful tools to get the answers you need.

  1. 1.
    What are the requirements for PVA?

    Hardware Requirements

    Windows or Linux-based or bare metal computer serving as Master Server:

    • Intel Celeron, Pentium III, Pentium 4, Xeon, or AMD Athlon CPU
    • Minimum 1 GB RAM
    • Minimum 15 GB free disk space
    • Network card

    Software Requirements

    Windows or Linux-based computer server as Client Server:

    • Internet Explorer 8.x and 9.x for Windows
    • Mozilla Firefox 16.x
    • Safari 5.x or newer
    • Chrome 22.x or newer

    Windows-based computer acting as Master Server:

    • Windows Server 2003 x64 SP2
    • Windows Server 2008 R2

    Linux-based computer acting as Master Server:

    Physical server without virtualization technology running 32-bit, x86-64-bit versions of:

    • CentOS 5.x or 6.x;
    • RHEL 5.x or 6.x;
  2. 2.
    What Odin products does PVA manage?

    Parallels Virtual Automation manages Parallels Cloud Server, Parallels Virtuozzo Containers (Windows and Linux) and Parallels Server Bare Metal (standard and advanced editions).

  3. 3.
    Where can I get more templates for PVA?

    When using Parallels Virtual Automation, the administrator may also take advantage of the Parallels Virtuozzo Containers templates & associated online template library.  The template libraries are located here: 

  4. 4.
    How to change Power Panel default language

    Please go to to learn how to change the default language.

  5. 5.
    How can I set preferred IP address for PVA Agent communications?

    To learn how to set the preferred IP address for PVA agent, please review the latest KB article at:

Technical Documentation

Document Name Format
Getting Started with Parallels Virtual Automation PDF | HTML
Parallels Virtual Automation Installation Guide for Linux PDF | HTML
Parallels Virtual Automation Installation Guide for Windows PDF | HTML
Readme for Parallels Virtual Automation PDF
Parallels Power Panel User's Guide PDF | HTML
Parallels Virtual Automation Administrators Guide PDF | HTML
Parallels Virtual Automation XML API Reference Guide PDF | HTML

Self Service Resources

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