Murano actions

Murano action is a type of MuranoPL method. The differences from a regular MuranoPL method are:

  • Action is executed on deployed objects.

  • Action execution is initiated by API request, you do not have to call the method manually.

So murano action allows performing any operations on objects:

  • Getting information from the VM, like a config that is generated during the deployment

  • VM rebooting

  • Scaling

A list of available actions is formed during the environment deployment. Right after the deployment is finished, you can call action asynchronously. Murano engine generates a task for every action. Therefore, the action status can be tracked.


Actions may be called against any MuranoPL object, including Environment, Application, and any other objects.


Now murano doesn’t support big files download during action execution. This is because action results are stored in murano database and are limited by approximately 10kb size.

To mark a method as an action, use Scope: Public or Usage: Action. The latter option is deprecated for the package format versions > 1.3 and occasionally will be no longer supported. Also, you cannot use both Usage: Action and Scope: Session in one method.

The following example shows an action that returns an archive with a configuration file:

    Scope: Public
      - $$this, 'Action exportConfig called')
      - $resources: new(sys:Resources)
      - $template: $resources.yaml('ExportConfig.template')
      - $result: $$template, $resources)
      - $$this, 'Got archive from Kubernetes')
      - Return: new(std:File, base64Content => $result.content,
                    filename => 'application.tar.gz')

List of available actions can be found with environment details or application details API calls. It’s located in object model special data. Take a look at the following example:

Request: http://localhost:8082/v1/environments/<id>/services/<id>


  "name": "SimpleVM",
  "?": {
    "_26411a1861294160833743e45d0eaad9": {
      "name": "SimpleApp"
    "type": "com.example.Simple",
    "id": "e34c317a-f5ee-4f3d-ad2f-d07421b13d67",
    "_actions": {
      "e34c317a-f5ee-4f3d-ad2f-d07421b13d67_exportConfig": {
        "enabled": true,
        "name": "exportConfig"

Static actions

Static methods (Static methods and properties) can also be called through the API if they are exposed by specifying Scope: Public, and the result of its execution will be returned.

Consider the following example of the static action that makes use both of static class property and user’s input as an argument:

Name: Bar

    Usage: Static
    Contract: $.string()
    Default: 'Hello, '

    Scope: Public
    Usage: Static
      - myName:
          Contract: $.string().notNull()
      - Return: concat($.greeting, $myName)

Request: http://localhost:8082/v1/actions

Request body:

  "className": "ns.Bar",
  "methodName": "staticAction",
  "parameters": {"myName": "John"}


"Hello, John"