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RightScale API: How To Build Your Own IT Vending Machine - RightScale Compute 2013

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Speaker: Ryan Geyer, Cloud Solutions Engineer, RightScale

Want to implement a simple, yet powerful self-service interface on top of RightScale? This talk is for you. We will demo our work on the IT Vending Machine and cover how to customize it for your needs. You will leave with our code to begin using in your environment.

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RightScale API: How To Build Your Own IT Vending Machine - RightScale Compute 2013

  1. 1. april25-26sanfranciscocloud success starts hereHow to Build Your Own ITVending MachineRyan J. Geyer, Cloud Solutions Engineer - @rjgeyer
  2. 2. #2#2#RightscaleComputeAgenda• RightScale API is Powerful• RightScale API is Simple• Vending Machine Demo
  3. 3. #RightscaleCompute#3#3RightScale API is Powerful and SimplePowerful
  4. 4. #4#4#RightscaleComputeRightScale API is Powerful
  5. 5. #5#5#RightscaleComputeAbout the MultiCloud API• RESTful: Resource URLs, HTTP Verbs, Error Codes, …• Versioned: 1.5+ is our MultiCloud API• Supports JSON and XML Response Formats• Flexible Authorization: Account (user/pass, OAuth2) or from Instance (token)• Simple resource queries through filters• Customer control of detail level through views• MediaTypes support and annotated responses• Extensive documentation, examples, and a Ruby clientA Common Programmatic Interface Across Multiple Clouds
  6. 6. #6#6#RightscaleComputeMediaTypes and Annotated Responses• Each Resource has an associated MediaType that includes:• Attributes• Links (navigation hrefs to related resources)• Actions (possible actions to perform to the specific resource)• Example response for an instance resource (simplified):Content-Type: application/vnd.rightscale.instance<instance><name>name_361342744</name><state>operational</state><links><link rel="self” href="/api/clouds/479517647/instances/ABC2383349127DEF”/><link rel="deployment” href="/api/deployments/1181”/><link rel="server_template” href="/api/server_templates/1223”/></links><actions><action rel="terminate"/><action rel="run_executable"/></actions></instance>
  7. 7. #7#7#RightscaleComputeExample from the RightScale Ops TeamPOST /api/tags/by_tag(resource_type=instances,tags=[svc:app=true])foreach instance_href as i {POST {i}/run_executable(recipe_name=pull_code)// get 202 & task-iddoGET /…/task/{task-id}until(status == completed)POST {i}/run_executable(recipe_name=web_restart)}Get all servers by app tagFor each Server in resultGet new codeWait for code to downloadRestart Web server• Rolling upgrade of your app servers:
  8. 8. #RightscaleCompute#8#8RightScale API is Powerful and SimpleSimple
  9. 9. #9#9#RightscaleComputeSimple
  10. 10. #10#10#RightscaleComputeRuby Library• Handles authentication• Simple access to MediaType actions & References• http://bit.ly/15LyfQi
  11. 11. #11#11#RightscaleComputeWell Documented
  12. 12. #RightscaleCompute#12#12RightScale API is Powerful and SimpleDemo
  13. 13. #13#13#RightscaleComputeVending Machine
  14. 14. #14#14#RightscaleComputeSummary• RightScale API is Powerful• RESTful• JSON or XML• Descriptive MediaTypes• RightScale API is Simple• Documented• API Libraries• Vending Machine• Example of what you can do with the API
  15. 15. #15#15#RightscaleComputeWhat Now?• Think about business problems you can automate with the API• Try out the Vending Machine or use it as an example for yourown• Ask me questions• Email: ryan.geyer@rightscale.com• Twitter: @rjgeyer
  16. 16. april25-26sanfranciscocloud success starts hereQuestions?

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