Iblox Python Module

If you are working with the Infoblox WAPI then you need iblox. It is a highly extensible Python wrapper for the WAPI and can be used across many versions of Infoblox. That is what makes iblox stand out from other modules for Infoblox, it was designed not to contain a bunch of aliases for doing things via the WAPI but actually allow you to control every aspect of the WAPI via Python.

Getting Started

Installing Iblox

Getting started with iblox is easy since the module is pip installable:

pip install iblox

Infoblox Objects

Everything you do with the Infoblox WAPI starts with the Infoblox class, which creates a session based connection to the WAPI. Because it uses sessions it means that your authentication “call” will only be made once to the WAPI.

from iblox import Infoblox

iblox_conn = iblox.Infoblox('https://infoblox.example.com/wapi/v1.7.1/', username='admin', password='infoblox')
print(iblox_conn.get(objtype='record:host', name='infoblox.example.com'))

Notice here that I didn’t close the connection. That is because the WAPI is a REST API and doesn’t require sessions to be closed. All the session info that you need for the duration of your script is stored in the Infoblox object when it is created.

API Documentation

To learn what calls are available when accessing the WAPI via an Infoblox instance, please read up on the iblox API:

If you are looking for what calls you can make to the Infoblox WAPI then be sure to download the WAPI Documentation via the link in the right “drawer” of the Infoblox Grid Manager web interface.

Examples

If you are looking for examples of how the iblox module can be used be sure to check out the EXAMPLES file on Bitbucket

Compatibility

As of version 1.5.5, iblox is supported under Python 2.7 and 3.6.