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mixcoatl 0.2.8

enStratus API Python wrapper

Latest Version: 0.10.36

Mixcoatl was the father of Quetzalcoatl. His name means “Cloud Serpent”. Fitting for a Python library for the enStratus API.

Build Status

Word of warning

This repo is not feature complete in that not all operations are supported. At this point read access to all resources documented in the API doc are working.

Support is now being added to each resource to implement write operations.

Usage notes

At a minimum, the following environment variables will need to be set:


By default, api calls will be made against the enStratus production SaaS and API version 2012-06-15. These can be overridden with the following variables:


When overriding the endpoint, it should be in the form of:

http[s]://api.endpoint.domain/api/enstratus/<api version>

Note that setting both ES_API_VERSION and ES_ENDPOINT is not cumulative. If you wish to use a private endpoint, it must include the version in the url.

mixcoatl also ships with a small script for querying arbitrary objects via the enStratus API called It’s very minimal and only dumps the json results of your query:

example: admin/Job
  "jobs": []

It can also accept query params in the form of a python dict (the same format the requests library uses: geography/DataCenter "{'regionId':19344}"
  "dataCenters": [
      "dataCenterId": 64351,
      "description": "us-west-2a",
      "name": "us-west-2a",
      "providerId": "us-west-2a",
      "region": {
        "cloud": {
          "cloudId": 1
        "customer": {
          "customerId": 14334
        "description": "AWS Western United States (2)",
        "jurisdiction": "US",
        "name": "Oregon (us-west-2)",
        "providerId": "us-west-2",
        "regionId": 19344,
        "status": "ACTIVE"
      "status": "ACTIVE"

You’ll need to set the environment variables as described above obviously.

Lazy loading

By default, any object you request by its id will not actually hit the endpoint. Only when you request the object in full or a specific attribute, will it actually make the API call. If the API call fails, the error will be returned to you. You can always check the object’s last_error attribute to determine if it failed or not.


>>> from import Cloud
>>> c = Cloud(1)
>>> # returns immediately
>>> c.cloud_id
>>> # api call is made.
u'Amazon Web Services'


All objects should support a call to return all resources of that type. This will actually return a list of objects. Note that calling .all() actually deferences the objects so an API call will be made for each object:


>>> from import Cloud
>>> c = Cloud.all()
>>> # Initial call made for all Clouds
>>> c
>>> # Delay while each cloud object is dereferenced
>>> c[0]
{'status': 'ACTIVE', 'current_job': None, 'last_request': '<Response [200]>', 'name': 'Amazon Web Services', 'last_error': None, 'cloud_provider_name': 'Amazon', 'cloud_provider_console_url': '', 'cloud_provider_logo_url': '/clouds/aws.gif', 'compute_endpoint': ',,', 'compute_secret_key_label': 'AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY', 'documentation_label': None, 'compute_delegate': '', 'path': 'geography/Cloud/1', 'compute_account_number_label': 'AWS_ACCOUNT_NUMBER', 'private_cloud': False}
>>> type(c[0])
>>> c[0].__class__.__name__


Every resource has a .pprint() function available which returns the prettyprinted object


>>> from import Cloud
>>> c = Cloud(1)
>>> c
>>> c.pprint()
>>> # pretty print representation

Other notes

In general, most resources should support read-only access. If you know the id of an resource, you can simply request the resource by name with the id as a parameter:

>>> from mixcoatl.infrastructure.server import Server
>>> s = Server(12345)
>>> s

Importing resources generally follows the API directly i.e.:

>>> from mixcoatl.scope.resource import ResourceName

so for firewalls:

>>> from import Firewall
>>> f = Firewall(12345)
>>> f

for servers:

>>> from mixcoatl.infrastucture.server import Server
>>> s = Server(12345)
>>> s

For specific examples per resource, see the wiki or the documentation

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