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Managing Oracle Big Data Cloud – CE with REST API

By October 19, 2017 Big Data, Cloud, Oracle 3 Comments

In this blog post, we will see how to manage Oracle Public Cloud Big Data service Compute Edition with REST API. Scheduling the start/stop/restart of a metered PaaS in the Oracle Cloud can be interesting for managing efficiently the consumption of your cloud credits.

We should first have a look at the official documentation so as to understand what the API is composed of. https://docs.oracle.com/en/cloud/paas/big-data-compute-cloud/csbdp/QuickStart.html 

Use the following URL composition to get access to REST endpoint:
https://region-prefix.oraclecloud.com/resource-path

According to Oracle documentation, the following information should be taken into account.

Connection Information:

  • Identity Domain: axxxxxx
  • REstFull URL: https://psm.europe.oraclecloud.com/
  • username -password

Terminology:

  • {instanceName} = Name of the BDCS-CE service (= Cluster Name)
  • {identityDomainId} = “X-ID-TENANT-NAME: axxxxxx”
  • {function} = start, stop, restart
  • {allServiceHosts} = the entire cluster VMs (all instances which composed the cluster)
  • “Accept: <value>” = Media Type (default value = application/json)

Before starting an automation script to manage your Big Data cluster, execute single GET/POST commands to understand how the API is working.

GET request: View all Service BDCS-CE instances

/paas/api/v1.1/instancemgmt/{identityDomainId}/services/BDCSCE/instances

curl -i -X GET \
        -u "username:password" \
        -H "X-ID-TENANT-NAME: axxxxxx" \
        -H "Accept: application/json" \
        "https://psm.europe.oraclecloud.com/paas/api/v1.1/instancemgmt/axxxxxx/services/BDCSCE/instances"

Result:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Server: Oracle-Application-Server-11g
Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=31536000;includeSubDomains
Content-Language: en
...

{"services":{"cluster-iot":{"...

According to the HTTP status code, the command was successful.

GET request: View a specific Service BDCS-CE instances

Add the instance name to get the status of a specific cluster. Note that a BDCS-CE instance is your Big Data cluster.

/paas/api/v1.1/instancemgmt/{identityDomainId}/services/BDCSCE/instances/{instanceName}

curl -i -X GET \
        -u "username:password" \
        -H "X-ID-TENANT-NAME: axxxxxx" \
        -H "Accept: application/json" \
        "https://psm.europe.oraclecloud.com/paas/api/v1.1/instancemgmt/axxxxxx/services/BDCSCE/instances/cluster-iot"

Then use the same requests structure to start/stop/restart your Big Data cluster.

POST request: Start / Stop / Restart Service Instances BDCS-CE: cluster-iot

/paas/api/v1.1/instancemgmt/{identityDomainId}/services/BDCSCE/instances/{instanceName}/hosts/{function}

As it’s specified in the documentation, you need to change the media type to application/vnd.com.oracle.oracloud.provisioning.Service+json and use a body parameter to specify which hosts you want to manage. In our case, we want to manage all cluster hosts.

curl -i -X POST -u "username:password" \
-H "X-ID-TENANT-NAME: axxxxxx" \
-H "Content-Type: application/vnd.com.oracle.oracloud.provisioning.Service+json" \
-d '{"allServiceHosts":"true"}' "https://psm.europe.oraclecloud.com/paas/api/v1.1/instancemgmt/axxxxxx/services/BDCSCE/instances/cluster-iot/hosts/stop"

You can now, start to develop an automation script to manage your Oracle Big Data Compute Edition cluster.

Python prerequisites:

Install Python-PIP before:

dbi@host:~/$ sudo apt-get install python-pip

Install Requests module with PIP:

dbi@host:~/$ sudo pip install requests

Code:

#!/usr/bin/env python
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
"""
__author__ = "Mehdi Bada"
__company__= dbi services sa
__version__ = "1.0"
__maintainer__ = "Mehdi Bada"
__email__ = ""
__status__ = "Dev"

"""

import os, sys, getopt
import requests
import simplejson
import json

# Variables defintion.

identityDomainId="axxxxxx"
instanceName="cluster-iot"
server = "https://psm.europe.oraclecloud.com"
commands = ['start', 'stop', 'restart']


def usage():
    print "\nScript Usage \n"
    print "Usage:", sys.argv[0], "-c [start|stop|restart] | -h \n"

if len(sys.argv) < 3:
    usage()
    sys.exit(2)

try:
    opts, args = getopt.getopt(sys.argv[1:], "ch", ["command", "help"])
except getopt.GetoptError:
    usage()
    sys.exit(2)

for opt, arg in opts:
    if opt in ("-h", "--help"):
        usage()
        sys.exit()
    elif opt in ("-c", "--command"):
        icommand=sys.argv[2]
        if icommand in commands:
                icommand=sys.argv[2]
        else:
                usage()
                sys.exit(2)


url = server + "/paas/api/v1.1/instancemgmt/%s/services/BDCSCE/instances/%s/hosts/%s" % (identityDomainId,instanceName,icommand)

payload = "{\"allServiceHosts\":\"true\"}"

headers = {
    'x-id-tenant-name': "%s" %(identityDomainId),
    'accept': "application/vnd.com.oracle.oracloud.provisioning.Service+json",
    'content-type': "application/json",
    'authorization': " ",
    }

response = requests.request("POST", url, data=payload, headers=headers)

# Print the status code of the response.
print("\n")
print(response.status_code)

# Json Parsing
content=response.content
j = simplejson.loads(content)
print (j['details']['message'])

Usage:

dbi@host:~/$ ./bdcsce_start_stop_test.py -h

Script Usage

Usage: ./bdcsce_start_stop_test.py -c [start|stop|restart] | -h

 

Conclusion

Oracle REST API is not very well documented, that’s why multiple tests should be performed before understanding how it works.

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