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Python client library for Watcher API

Project Description

Python client library for Watcher API.

Watcher takes advantage of CEP and ML algorithms/metaheuristics to improve physical resources usage through better VM placement. Watcher can improve your cloud optimization by reducing energy footprint and increasing profits.

Install the prerequisite packages

On Ubuntu (tested on 14.04-64)

sudo apt-get install python-dev libssl-dev python-pip git-core libmysqlclient-dev libffi-dev

On Fedora-based distributions e.g., Fedora/RHEL/CentOS/Scientific Linux (tested on CentOS 6.5)

sudo yum install python-virtualenv openssl-devel python-pip git gcc libffi-devel mysql-devel postgresql-devel

On openSUSE-based distributions (SLES 12, openSUSE 13.1, Factory or Tumbleweed)

sudo zypper install gcc git libmysqlclient-devel libopenssl-devel postgresql-devel python-devel python-pip


You can install the Watcher CLI with the following command:

pip install python-watcherclient


Create a creds.rc file containing your Openstack credentials:

export OS_AUTH_URL=http://<yourkeystone-server>:5000/v3
export OS_PROJECT_DOMAIN_ID=default
export OS_USER_DOMAIN_ID=default
export OS_USERNAME=admin
export OS_PASSWORD=yourpassword
export OS_PROJECT_NAME=yourprojectname

Source these credentials into your current shell session:

# source creds.rc

You should be able to launch the following command which gets the list of previously created Audit Templates:

# watcher audit-template-list
| UUID | Name |

You can view the entire list of available Watcher commands and options using this command:

# watcher help


If any watcher command fails, you can obtain more details with the –debug option :

# watcher --debug audit-template-list

Also make sure that the watcher user has been declared in your Openstack keystone :

# openstack user list

and that the watcher endpoints have been declared as well :

# openstack endpoint list
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