Connect with Joyent's SmartDataCenter CloudAPI via Python, using secure http-signature signed requests. It enables you to programmatically provision and otherwise control machines within Joyent's public cloud.
This is a third-party effort.
This module currently supports:
- Secure connections (via http_signature and optionally, ssh-agent)
- Key management
- Browsing and access of datacenters, datasets (OS distributions/VM bundles), and packages (machine sizes and resources)
- Machine listing, search, creation, management (start/stop/reboot/resize/delete), snapshotting, metadata, and tags
- Installing boot scripts on machines
It attempts to provide Pythonic objects (for Data Centers, Machines and Snapshots) and convenience methods only when appropriate, and otherwise deals with string identifiers or dicts as lightweight objects.
We assume that json is present because requests now requires py2.6 and up.
- Python SmartDataCenter Tutorial
- smartdc in PyPI
- http_signature in PyPI
- py-smartdc at GitHub
- py-http-signature at GitHub
- py-smartdc Documentation & API reference
- Joyent CloudAPI Documentation
pip install smartdc
This requires a Joyent Public Cloud account with valid payment information and at least one SSH key uploaded. The example as presented should cost a maximum of 0.01USD:
from smartdc import DataCenter sdc = DataCenter(location='us-sw-1', key_id='/accountname/keys/keyname') sdc.datasets() sm = sdc.create_machine(name='test', dataset='sdc:sdc:standard:1.0.7', package='g3-standard-0.25-smartos') sm.poll_until('running') import urllib2 urllib2.urlopen('http://' + sm.public_ips).headers.dict sm.stop() sm.poll_until('stopped') sm.delete()
Connecting with Telefónica's InstantServers:
from smartdc import DataCenter, TELEFONICA_LOCATIONS mad = DataCenter(location='eu-mad-1', known_locations=TELEFONICA_LOCATIONS, key_id='/accountname/keys/keyname') mad.default_package()
A colleague and I wanted something Pythonic to fit into our preferred toolchain, and the easiest approach was to build it myself. Requests made some aspects stupidly easy, which is why I created the dependency for the first version. The colleague wanted integration with ssh-agent, and using ssh was the easiest path to that.