Registering a third party driver¶
Driver is considered third party if it’s not bundled with a Libcloud release.
To register a third party driver you should use provider.set_driver() function from the corresponding component.
set_driver() takes the following arguments:
set_driver('provider_name', 'path.to.the.module', 'DriverClass')
Keep in mind that the provider_name needs to be unique and this function needs to be called before using a third party driver.
from libcloud.compute.providers import get_driver from libcloud.compute.providers import set_driver set_driver('stratuslab', 'stratuslab.libcloud.stratuslab_driver', 'StratusLabNodeDriver') # Your code which uses the driver. # For example: driver = get_driver('stratuslab')
An example of an existing third party driver can be found at https://github.com/StratusLab/libcloud-drivers