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AgileCLU is a command line tool implementation and Python programming library for Limelight Networks Agile Storage cloud platform. It leverages Agile's JSON-RPC APIs and HTTP ingest and egress capabilities in an easy to use way. To use these tools, you must have:


Feel free to send any questions, comments, or patches to my Github page (you'll need to join to send a message):

Basic Installation

If you already have Python and Python Package Index (PyPI) installed on your machine, the installation of AgileCLU is simple and straightfoward. Simply execute one of the following commands (sudo is usually required on Linux):

easy_install AgileCLU


pip install AgileCLU

If the above method worked for you, you can skip the next operating system-specific installation notes and move on to Configuration, as you have now completed the installation of AgileCLU. If not, consult the relevant operating system-specific section that follows.


If you are upgrading from a release prior to 0.3.1, you may need to manually delete the files from your Python installation (egg and easy-install.pth) prior to invoking easy_install or pip. For future upgrades, can force to latest version with:

easy_install -U AgileCLU

AgileCLU from Command Line

The commands that are currently available are:

agileprofile - Generate a profile based on account credentials and ingest/egress information

agilefetch - Automatically download a file from any URL and place it in your storage in a specified directory

agilemkdir - Make a directory

agilerm - Remove a file

agilels - List a directory

agilepost - Upload a file

NOTE: For Windows, add a ".py" extension to the above commands.


After installing AgileCLU, run use the profile tool to generate the proper output to place in an /etc/agile/agile.conf configuration file. You can create as many configuration profiles as you like, specifying to use them over the default agile.conf profile by specifying the -l option on any given command.


Example output:

agileprofile (AgileCLU 0.3.6)

This tool generates Agile Storage profile text to be pasted into AgileCLU profile configuration
files (eg. /etc/agile/agile.conf is the default).  The information should have been provided to
you by Limelight Networks, often via a "welcome letter".  If you have questions regarding the
account information, please contact

Enter Agile username: testcompany
Enter Agile password: 
Re-enter Agile password: 
Enter your egress hostname:
Enter your egress base path: /testcompany
Enter your ingest hostname:


username = testcompany
password = A4UsWnRpKOdNy0HNWDHY+Q==

protocol = http
hostname =
basepath = /testcompany

protocol = https
hostname =

enabled = no
logfile = /var/log/agileclu.log
level = info

Advanced Installation

The advanced installation covers installing prerequisites, like Python and Python Setuptools. Specific Python libraries will be installed automaticaly when you run easy_install.


On most Linux distributions, Python is already installed, you only need to install PyPI. For Debian, Ubuntu and other distributions using APT, install PyPI with the following:

sudo apt-get install python-pip

If you are running another distribution, consult the Python setuptools documentation. After you complete this step, complete Basic Installation and move on to Configuration.

Installation:Mac OSX

Python is already installed by default on modern OS X.

Installation:Windows 32-bit and 64-bit

The Windows 32-bit and 64-bit Installation section covers Windows environment variables, along with Python and Python Setuptools.

Windows Python

Python must be installed on the machine. You can download from or, specifically, for Windows 32 and 64-bit:

Windows Environment Variables

Once Python has been installed, you will want to add setuptools, the mainstream package manager for Python, also known as PyPI.

Next, set the system's PATH variable to include directories that include Python components and packages we'll add later. To do this:

  • Click the bottom left Windows icon
  • In the search field, type 'system'
  • In the Control Panel section of the search results, select "Edit system environment variables"
  • Select "Environment Variables"
  • In the "System variables" section, scroll down to Path and click "Edit...", and then append the below text to the "Variable Value" field, then select OK.


At this point, you can return to the basic installation method (easy_install) at the top of this document.

Windows Python Setuptools

Libraries used by AgileCLU

This package leverages the following Python libraries:

Agile Storage Locations

As of October 2012, the Agile Storage Cloud has storage capacity in 34 geographies around the world.

Agile Storage Locations

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