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consulate 0.2.0

A Client library for the Consul

Package Documentation

Latest Version: 0.6.0

Consulate is a Python client library and set of application for the Consul service discovery and configuration system.


Consulate is available via Passport is available via pypi and can be installed with easy_install or pip:

pip install consulate

Command Line Utilities

Consulate comes with two command line utilities that make working with Consul easier from a management perspective. The consulate application provides a cli wrapper for common tasks performed.

The passport application has been moved to a stand-alone application and is available at


The consulate application provides a CLI interface for registering a service, backing up and restoring the contents of the KV database, and actions for getting, setting, and deleting keys from the KV database.

usage: consulate [-h] [--api-host API_HOST] [--api-port API_PORT]
                 [--datacenter DATACENTER]
                 {register,kv} ...

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --api-host API_HOST   The consul host to connect on
  --api-port API_PORT   The consul API port to connect to
  --datacenter DATACENTER
                        The datacenter to specify for the connection

    register            Register a service for this node
    kv                  Key/Value Database Utilities

Service Registration Help:

usage: consulate register [-h] [-s SERVICE_ID] [-t TAGS]
                          {check,no-check,ttl} ... name port

positional arguments:
  name                  The service name
  port                  The port the service runs on

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -s SERVICE_ID, --service-id SERVICE_ID
                        Specify a service ID
  -t TAGS, --tags TAGS  Specify a comma delimited list of tags

Service Check Options:
    check               Define an external script-based check
    no-check            Do not enable service monitoring
    ttl                 Define a duration based TTL check

KV Database Utilities Help:

usage: consulate kv [-h] {backup,restore,get,set,del} ...

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit

Key/Value Database Utilities:
    backup              Backup to a JSON file
    restore             Restore from a JSON file
    get                 Get a key from the database
    set                 Set a key in the database
    del                 Delete a key from the database

API Usage Examples

The following examples highlight the usage of Consulate and does not document the scope of the full Consulate API.

Using Consulate with the Consul kv database:

session = consulate.Consulate()

# Set the key named release_flag to True
session.kv['release_flag'] = True

# Get the value for the release_flag, if not set, raises AttributeError
    should_release_feature = session.kv['release_flag']
except AttributeError:
    should_release_feature = False

# Delete the release_flag key
del session.kv['release_flag']

# Find all keys that start with "fl"

# Check to see if a key called "foo" is set
if "foo" in session.kv:
    print 'Already Set'

# Return all of the items in the key/value store

Working with the Consulate.agent API:

session = consulate.Consulate()

# Get all of the service checks for the local agent
checks = session.agent.checks()

# Get all of the services registered with the local agent
services =

# Add a service to the local agent

Fetching health information from Consul:

session = consulate.Consulate()

# Get the health of a individual node
health ='my-node')

# Get all checks that are critical
checks = session.heath.state('critical')

For more examples, check out the Consulate documentation.

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