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Orion SDK for Python

This project contains a python client for interacting with the SolarWinds Orion API

API Documentation

For documentation about the SolarWinds Orion API, please see the wiki, tools, and sample code (in languages other than Python) in the main OrionSDK project.


pip install orionsdk


import orionsdk

swis = orionsdk.SwisClient("server", "username", "password")

aliases = swis.invoke('Metadata.Entity', 'GetAliases', 'SELECT B.Caption FROM Orion.Nodes B')


SSL Certificate Verification

Initial support for SSL certificate valuation was added in 0.0.4. To enable this, you will need to save the self-signed cert to a file. One way of doing this is with OpenSSL:

openssl s_client -connect server:17778

Then add an entry to your hosts file for

and you will be able to verify via doing the following:
import orionsdk
swis = orionsdk.SwisClient("SolarWinds-Orion", "username", "password", verify="server.pem")
swis.query("SELECT NodeID from Orion.Nodes")

Setting Timeout

import orionsdk
import requests

session = requests.Session() session.timeout = 30 # Set your timeout in seconds swis = orionsdk.SwisClient("SolarWinds-Orion", "username", "password", verify="server.pem", session=session) swis.query("SELECT NodeID from Orion.Nodes")

Setting Retry

import orionsdk
import requests
from requests.adapters import HTTPAdapter
from requests.packages.urllib3.util.retry import Retry

def retry_session(retries=3, backoff_factor=0.3, status_forcelist=(500, 502, 504)): session = requests.Session() retry = Retry( total=retries, read=retries, connect=retries, backoff_factor=backoff_factor, status_forcelist=status_forcelist) adapter = HTTPAdapter(max_retries=retry) session.mount('http://', adapter) session.mount('https://', adapter) return session

swis = orionsdk.SwisClient( "SolarWinds-Orion", "username", "password", verify="server.pem", session=retry_session()) swis.query("SELECT NodeID from Orion.Nodes")


This software is licensed under the Apache License, version 2 ("ALv2"), quoted below.

Copyright © 2015 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

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