PowerShell Tools for automation and scripting of Megaport services.
This started life with the purpose of figuring out how one might schedule a bandwidth change on a VXC, but then blew-up into various other tools to simplify other tasks and requests from user, such as exporting and graphing the bandwidth usage, or detecting interface/connection issues.
While the Megaport web UX at https://megaport.al is really great, simple and intuitive, it’s a pain having to click buttons over-and-over – and besides, It ain’t “DevOps-y” cool. There’s always a need for scripted automation with integration with other powershell suites such as the Azure PowerShell Tools.
Why PowerShell? -meh! why not? -Actually, I’ve just been spending a lot of time on Windows lately, running/writing Azure automation scripts, so it was pretty easy to write up a few test scenarios using the API and Invoke-RestMethod. By the time I completed testing 4-5 API endpoints, I was already reusing the majority of the same code, so it pretty much escalated/optimized from there.
Btw – PowerShell works on both Windows, Mac (untested) and Linux, VS Code is pretty and cool too 🙂