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Fogify’s Restfull API

The Fogify Controller exposes a REST API for interacting with the emulated testbed. Next we describe in details the available methods along with their parameters. Specifically, users can deploy and undeploy topologies, execute ad-hoc actions and retrieve monitored metrics.

Deploy Topology

The user deploys his/her topology with a POST api call to the <manager>:5000/topology/ path.

  • Parameters:
    • file: A yaml file that describes the application and the topology of the experiment

Undeploy Topology

The user undeploys his/her topology with a DELETE api call to the <manager>:5000/topology/ path.

Deploy Actions

The user can execute various actions at runtime that can alter the underlying infrastructure. To achieve that a user can execute POST call to <manager>:5000/action/<action_type>. For action_type, we have various types, namely: horizontal_scaling, vertical_scaling, network, command and stress. Users can determine either a blueprint label and the number of instances that the action would like to affect or the label along with the number of a specific node, e.g. supervisor.5.

We have already described the action’s parameters in Actions & Scenarios.

Get Monitoring Metrics

Returns the metrics in CSV format for all instances of the running application. The user should execute a GET api call to the <manager>:5000/monitorings/ and the kresponse of the system will be in the following form:

  "instance_id1": "CSV_file_for_instance_id1",
  "instance_id2": "CSV_file_for_instance_id2"

Remove Monitoring Metrics

In order to “clean” the monitoring metrics for a new experiment, we can execute a DELETE api call to the <manager>:5000/monitorings/ path.


Deploy a Network Distribution

In order to deploy a custom delay distribution, one has to capture a ping trace file and deploy it to the system. Specifically, there is the /generate-network-distribution/<name>/ endpoint where users send the file through POST api call. The property name specifies the name of the distribution on Fogify. The generation of trace file requires the execution of the following command where destination can be either a url or an IP of the destination. After that user should store the results of the latter command to a file. That is the file, which system requires in order to generate the distribution

ping <destination>

Python SDK (FogifySDK)

If you are familiar with python programming language, we suggest to use FogifySDK since it has implemented all available Fogify methods.

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