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cloudmesh_vagrant - A real simple interface to virtualbox via vagrant

Project description

Cloudmesh Virtualbox/Vagrant Interface
Virtualbox provides a vonvenient way to manage virtual machines on a
local computer. Graphical user interfaces, a commandline client, but
also vagrant exist to access them. However we noticed that we often
only need a very small subset to start a vm and to tear it
down. Remembering the interfaces is difficult. Previously we developed
a cloudmesh_client that has an easy to remember interface. We leverage
from this experience and introduce a very easy to remember commandline
client. At the same time we also allow a simpl python API to manage
virtual machines on virtualbox. We use vagrant internally. However
vagrants focus on directories and Vagrantfiles in a bit inconvenient
also fo us, so we provided wrappers and utelize the design of vagrant
to our advantage while only exposing the needed functionality.

Manual Page


cm-vbox version
cm-vbox image list [--format=FORMAT]
cm-vbox vm list [--format=FORMAT]
cm-vbox vm delete NAME
cm-vbox create NAME ([--memory=MEMORY]
[--script=SCRIPT] | list)
cm-vbox vm boot NAME ([--memory=MEMORY]
[--script=SCRIPT] | list)

Source Code



Listing vms

python vbox vm list

| name | state | id | provider | directory |
| w12 | running | 47347b4 | virtualbox | ~/w12 |
| w1 | running | db913dd | virtualbox | ~/w1 |

Listing images

python vbox image list
| name | provider | date |
| ubuntu/trusty64 | virtualbox | 20160406.0.0 |

Booting vms

python vbox vm boot w12

which takes an ubuntu image as default

Destroy a vm

python vbox vm delete w12

which deletes the specified vm

Create a Vagrantfile

python vbox create w12

creates a Vagrantfile in ./w12/Vagrantfile

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