November 23, 2017

# Retrieve a bandwidth graph for a single server.
# Retrieving a bandwidth graph for a single server for an arbitrary start and
# end date, specifying graph size and other graphing options. We can do this
# with two calls to the SoftLayer API.
# Counter data such as bandwidth counters and CCI resource use are stored in
# a server's metric tracking object. Our first call retrieves that server's
# tracking object record. The second call is to the tracking object service
# which will generate a PNG image of our bandwidth graph.
# Important manual pages.
# License <>
# Author SoftLayer Technologies, Inc. <>
use lib 'C:/softlayerApis/perl/softlayer-api-perl-client-master/';
use SoftLayer::API::SOAP;
use Data::Dumper;

# Your SoftLayer API username and key.
my $username = 'set me';
my $key = 'set me';

# The id number of the server whose graph you wish to retrieve. Call the
# getHardware() method in the SoftLayer_Account API service to retrieve a list
# of the servers on your account.
my $server_id  = 153851;
# The date at which you wish to start graphing bandwidth.
my $start_date = '2010-10-1';
# The date at which you wish to end graphing bandwidth.
my $end_date = '2014-8-11';
# Whether to get a graph for 'public' or 'private' bandwidth usage.
my $graph_type = 'public';
# The height of the text in the bandwidth graph in pixels.
my $font_size = 8;
# The width of the graph to retrieve in pixels.
my $graph_width = 827;
my $graph_height = 273;
my $hide_time_zone = True;

# Creating a SoftLayer API client object
my $metric_tracking_object = SoftLayer::API::SOAP->new('SoftLayer_Metric_Tracking_Object', undef, $username, $key);
my $hardware_server = SoftLayer::API::SOAP->new('SoftLayer_Hardware_Server', undef, $username, $key);

my $result = $hardware_server->getMetricTrackingObject();
if ($result->fault) {
  die 'Unable to retrieve hte metric tracking object: ' . $result->faultstring;
my $tracking_object = $result->result;

# getBandwidthGraph() returns a SoftLayer_Container_Bandwidth_GraphOutputs
# object. The contents of the bandwidth image is in $image->graphImage.
# From here you can write it to the file system, display it to a web
# browser, or run other functions on it.
$result = $metric_tracking_object->getBandwidthGraph($start_date, $end_date, $graph_type, $font_size, $graph_width, $graph_height, $hide_time_zone);
if ($result->fault) {
  die 'Unable to retrieve bandwidth image. ' . $result->faultstring;
my $image = $result->result;
print ("Image retrieved!");


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