Writing templates

Templates are the base of mico. Mico by default looking for templates in current working directory as well as /etc/mico and ~/.config/mico.

Template is a python file which can access to all mico builtins methods (like @serial or @async decorators), and also functions in libraries where imported.

To call a template just run mico with the template name as first argument. Optionally you can specify a function to run, in the form:

$ mico template:function

If not function specified, then use main function by default.

Here are a basic template for mico:

from mico.lib.aws import *
from mico.lib.core import *

def deploy(\*args):
    for host in args:
        host, domain = host.split('.', 1) \
                       if '.' in host \
                       else (host, 'localdomain')

        sg_test = sg_ensure(
            name        = "sg-test",
            description = "security group to test mico",
            rules = [
                    protocol = "tcp",
                    source   = "",
                    port     = "22"
                    protocol = "tcp",
                    source = "",
                    port = "80"

        instance = ec2_ensure(
            ami = "ami-3d4ff254",
            name = host,
            instance_type = "t1.micro",
            key_name = "root-us-east-virginia",
            security_groups = sg_test


You don’t need to be worried about how to link EC2 instance with host where local commands will be executed. In previous example the pkg_ensure command will be executed rightly in the instance which has been created in the previous line with the ec2_ensure command.

This works fine, because mico works sequentially for each task.