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cloudmesh_vagrant - A real simple interface to virtualbox via vagrant

Project description

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.

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Usage:
  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]
                       [--image=IMAGE]
                       [--script=SCRIPT] | list)
  cm-vbox vm boot NAME ([--memory=MEMORY]
                        [--image=IMAGE]
                        [--script=SCRIPT] | list)

Source Code

  • github.com/cloudmesh/vagrant

Install

mkdir cloudmesh cd cloudmesh git clone https://github.com/cloudmesh/vagrant cd vagrant python setup.py install

Examples

Listing vms

python v.py vbox vm list

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

Listing images

python v.py vbox image list +—————–+————+————–+ | name | provider | date | +—————–+————+————–+ | ubuntu/trusty64 | virtualbox | 20160406.0.0 | +—————–+————+————–+

Booting vms

python v.py vbox vm boot w12

which takes an ubuntu image as default

Destroy a vm

python v.py vbox vm delete w12

which deletes the specified vm

Create a Vagrantfile

python v.py vbox create w12

creates a Vagrantfile in ./w12/Vagrantfile

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