Tuesday, February 17, 2015

How to use python BOTO framework to connect to Amazon EC2


 Python Boto framework is an excellent tool to automate things with Amazon. You have almost everything to automate Amazon EC2 using this comprehensive library.

A quick guide on how to use it in your project

1) Configure your EC2 credentials to be used by your application using one of the followings.

  • /etc/boto.cfg - for site-wide settings that all users on this machine will use
  • ~/.boto - for user-specific settings
  • ~/.aws/credentials - for credentials shared between SDKs 

http://boto.readthedocs.org/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html

2) Refer the API and choose what you need to do.

http://boto.readthedocs.org/en/latest/#currently-supported-services

3) Sample code for a simple autoscaler written using Boto framework. You may reuse the code in your projects quickly. This autoscaler spawn new instances based on the spike pattern of the load.

https://gist.github.com/shelan/b4a3f3ed0ccf9b4777e5

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