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For Developers

This section of our knowledge base addresses issues often encountered by developers (Clara in our personae) wanting to deploy components and applications using SipStream/Nuvla.

Check pyCrypto version and update it if needed
To check if the version of pyCrypto is compatible with SlipStream Client, execute the following command: python -c 'from Crypto import Random' ...
Tue, 9 Jun, 2015 at 12:09 PM
How to set a node instance (VM) runtime parameter via the API?
You can do that with curl like that: curl -k https://slipstream.sixsq.com/run/ad647b52-457b-4185-bf2d-eba4e35c2e1f/wp.1:mysql_password -d awesom...
Tue, 3 Mar, 2015 at 11:16 AM
Can I use Puppet, Chef and Ansible with SlipStream?
Of course. Several examples in the SlipStream SaaS, Nuvla, are implemented using configuration management solutions, such as Chef or Puppet. SlipStrea...
Thu, 26 Nov, 2015 at 1:59 PM
Extra disk partitioning and formatting
In SlipStream image module one can define an extra disk to be attached to the provisioned instance.  In most of the cases, the attached extra disk (as block...
Fri, 22 May, 2015 at 4:19 PM
Debugging Live Deployments (Resetting the Abort Flag)
The default reflex when a deployment fails is usually to look at the server logs, understand (perhaps guess) what has gone wrong, modify the deployment and ...
Wed, 8 Apr, 2015 at 4:39 PM
From within a VM, how can I retrieve the Deployment Id (or Run Id)?
Since the deployment id (or run id) is passed into every virtual machine through the contextualisation file, you can retrieve the id by running: grep DIID ...
Sat, 7 Oct, 2017 at 11:47 AM
What kind of shell uses SlipStream (Nuvla) to execute the scripts?
SlipStream (and therefore Nuvla) simply asks the operating system (OS) to execute the file. If it is a script the OS will look at the shebang (#!) to know w...
Sat, 7 Oct, 2017 at 11:54 AM
Can I use my federated identity with the Nuvla API?
This is unfortunately not possible for now as the Enhanced Client or Proxy (ECP) is not supported for the majority of the Identity Providers (IdP) (see this...
Sun, 8 Oct, 2017 at 4:35 PM
Can I use Apache Libcloud to manage Nuvla?
Yes.  Check the documentation for details.
Sun, 8 Oct, 2017 at 4:33 PM
Can I use Terraform to manage Nuvla?
No, we currently do not support Terraform.  But feel free to submit a pull request, that would be awesome :-).
Sun, 8 Oct, 2017 at 4:34 PM