2.20. Example: Starting a Virtual Machine with Cloud-Init using Python

Starting a virtual machine with Cloud-Init using Python.

Example 2.21. Starting a virtual machine with Cloud-Init using Python

This example shows you how to start a virtual machine using the Cloud-Init tool to set a host name and a static IP for the eth0 interface.
from ovirtsdk.api import API 
from ovirtsdk.xml import params

try:
    api = API (url="https://HOST",
               username="USER@DOMAIN",
               password="PASS",
               ca_file="ca.crt")
except Exception as ex:
    print "Failed to connect to API: %s" % ex


try:
    vm = api.vms.get(name="MyVM")
except Exception as ex:
    print "Failed to retrieve VM: %s" % ex

try:
    vm.start(
      action=params.Action(
        vm=params.VM(
          initialization=params.Initialization(
            cloud_init=params.CloudInit(
              host=params.Host(address="MyHost.example.com"),
          network_configuration=params.NetworkConfiguration(
            nics=params.Nics(
              nic=[params.NIC(
                name="eth0",
                boot_protocol="static",
                on_boot=True,
                network=params.Network(
                  ip=params.IP(
                    address="10.10.10.1",
                    netmask="255.255.255.0",
                    gateway="10.10.10.1"
                              )
                            )
                          )
                        ]
                       )
                     )
                    )
                  )
                 )
               )
              )
except Exception as ex:
    print "Failed to start VM: %s" % ex