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Python client for the EIS Virtual Cloud RESTful API

Project Description

Python client for the EIS Virtual Cloud RESTful API

Inspired by dop and dopy


Will support all methods listed in the official API documentation.


Installing the library is quite simple. Either clone the GitLab repository or download the source code or use pip to do everything for you:

virtualenv ~/pyvss
. ~/pyvss/activate

pip install pyvss


Create an instance of VssManager passing your EIS Virtual Cloud REST API access token and your are all set to start calling any of the self-descriptive methods included:

from pyvss.manager import VssManager
vss = VssManager(tk='api_token')

# list vms
vms = vss.get_vms()

# list folders
folders = vss.get_folders()

# networks
networks = vss.get_networks()

# domains
domains = vss.get_domains()

# power cycle vm

# create vm
req = vss.create_vm(os='ubuntu64Guest', built='os_install',
                    description='Testing python wrapper',
                    folder='group-v6736', bill_dept='EIS', disks=[100, 100])
uuid = vss.wait_for_request(req['_links']['request'], 'vm_uuid', 'Processed')

# creating multiple vms
reqs = vss.create_vms(count=3, name='python', os='ubuntu64Guest', bill_dept='EIS',
        description='Testing multiple deployment from python wrapper',
        folder='group-v6736', built='os_install')
uuids = [vss.wait_for_request(r['_links']['request'], 'vm_uuid', 'Processed') for r in reqs]

# power on recently created vms
for uuid in uuids:

# create snapshot
req = vss.create_vm_snapshot(uuid='5012abcb-a9f3-e112-c1ea-de2fa9dab90a',
                             desc='Snapshot description',
                             date_time='2016-08-04 15:30',
snap_id = vss.wait_for_request(req['_links']['request'], 'snap_id', 'Processed')

# revert to snapshot
req = vss.revert_vm_snapshot(uuid, snap_id)

An alternative is to generate a token from within the VssManager class and this can be done by setting the following environment variables

export VSS_API_USER='username'
export VSS_API_USER_PASS='username_password'

Then, from the VssManager call the get_token method as follows:

from pyvss.manager import VssManager
vss = VssManager(tk=None')

It also supports command line execution by setting the VSS_API_TOKEN environment variable with the EIS Virtual Cloud REST API access token

python pyvss/ get_vms 'summary=1&name=pm'
[{u'_links': {u'self': u'<vm_uuid>'},
  u'cpuCount': 2,
  u'folder': {u'_links': {u'self': u''},
              u'moref': u'group-v519',
              u'name': u'Public',
              u'parent': u'API'},
  u'guestFullName': u'Ubuntu Linux (64-bit)',
  u'ipAddress': u'<ip_addr>',
  u'memoryMB': 4096,
  u'name': u'1502P-pm',
  u'overallStatus': u'green',
  u'powerState': u'poweredOn',
  u'storageB': 96637166467,
  u'uuid': u'<vm_uuid>'}]

python pyvss/ get_vm_console <vm_uuid>
{u'value': u'


Required environment variables:

  • VSS_API_TOKEN: If set, will be used to execute tests.
  • VSS_API_USER: If VSS_API_TOKEN not set, test script will try to use this along with VSS_API_USER_PASS.
  • VSS_API_USER_PASS: API user password. Used only when no VSS_API_TOKEN is set.
  • VSS_API_TEST_FOLDER: Target folder where VMs will be created during tests.
pip install pep8 nose coverage pytz
nosetests -v --with-coverage --cover-package=pyvss \
--cover-branches --cover-erase --cover-html --cover-html-dir=cover


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