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FABric scripts with steroids

What is FABuloso?

Fabuloso is a provider-agnostic configuration management tool (although currently we only use Fabric) that handles plugable components inside a catalog and runs them into configurable remote environments to handle IT deployments.

In StackOps we use FABuloso mainly to manage OpenStack deployments with our own components.

What is a Component

A component is just a directory that holds a python module and a definition file.

Definition file defines which services of the module are exposed to be executed. For instance, a 'mysql' configuration would be:

name: mysql
description: MySQL database component

    - name: setup
      description: Installs a mysql service and runs it
          - configure
          - start
    - name: teardown
      description: Stops the mysql service
          - stop

The component name is 'mysql' and exposes the services 'setup' and 'teardown'. Each service wraps one or more module methods. These methods are actually defined in the actual python module.

These components are loaded dynamically when a Fabuloso instance is created.

What is a catalog

The catalog is the list of directories where fabuloso searches into to look for components. You can define as many as directories as you wish in the config file.

What is an environment

Environments are a set properties to define a remote connection. All the executions that fabuloso performs run in that remote connection. The configuration file define the remote executions in the shell way. You can also create your own environment programatically and use it to instance a new Fabuloso instance in the [API way].

Getting Started


Download the source code an perform:

python install

Fabuloso is in deep development, so we recommend to use it into a virtual environment.


After install it, check out your ($HOME/.config/fabuloso/ and set the environments you wish giving to each of them a different name. Modify as well the list of catalog directories.

Run it


To run fabuloso in shell just type:

$ fabuloso

in the command line. (User $ fabuloso -e 'environment_name' if you don't wish to start with the default environment)

Check out the component using help:

fabuloso > help
Available components are:

* mysql
* os

fabuloso >

Then you can chek the services available per component:

fabuloso > help os
Available services for this component are:

* info: Return as machine info as it can collect
        - No params
* setup_os: Sets all the actions to prepare a StackOps deployment
        - No params
fabuloso > 

and execute them!


Fabuloso provides a simple API to execute the services. A simple program would be:

catalog = ['/path/to/catalog']

env_dict = {
    "host": "localhost",
    "port": 2223,
    "username": "stackops",
    "ssh_key_file": "~/.ssh/nonsecureid_rsa"

mysql_properties = {
    'root_pass' = 'root'

fab = fabuloso.Fabuloso(catalog)
mysql = fabuloso.get_component('mysql', mysql_properties, env_dict)

This code:

  • first define the directory where fabuloso will search into the list of components
  • Then defines the environment where the component will be executed
  • Then defines the properties of the component
  • Instantiates fabuloso with the catalog directory
  • Gets an instance of the component with the properties and the environment
  • It runs the 'install' service defined by the 'component.yml' definition file of the component

See the wiki to more information

What license do you use?

Apache 2.0 license.

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