NTTC-CIS Load Balancer Driver Documentation

NTT Communications provide IT-as-a-Service to customers around the globe on their cloud platform (Compute as a Service). The CaaS service is available either on one of the public cloud instances or as a private instance on premises.


CaaS has its own non-standard API, libcloud provides a Python wrapper on top of this API with common methods with other IaaS solutions and Public cloud providers. Therefore, you can use use the NTTC-CIS libcloud driver to communicate with both the public and private clouds.

Instantiating a driver

When you instantiate a driver you need to pass the following arguments to the driver constructor:

  • user_id - Your Dimension Data Cloud username
  • key - Your Dimension Data Cloud password
  • region - The region key, one of the possible region keys

Possible regions:

  • na : NTTC-CIS North America (USA)
  • eu : NTTC-CIS Europe
  • af : NTTC-CIS Africa
  • au : NTTC-CIS Australia
  • ap : NTTC-CIS Asia Pacific
  • ca : Dimension Data Canada region

The base libcloud API allows you to:

  • create balancers, add members and destroy members

Non-standard functionality and extension methods

The NTTC-CIS driver exposes some libcloud non-standard functionalities through extension methods and arguments.

These functionalities include:

  • list nodes
  • list pools
  • set the network domain (zone)

For information on how to use these functionalities please see the method docstrings below. You can also use an interactive shell for exploration as shown in the examples.

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