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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.

Manual Page

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)
  cm-vbox vm ssh NAME [-e COMMAND]
  cm-vbox -h | --help | --version

Source Code

  • github.com/cloudmesh/vagrant

Prerequisits

Make sure you have the python development libraries and pip installed

Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install python-dev
sudo apt-get install python-pip

Inastall from pip

pip install cloudmesh_vagrant

Install from github

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

Examples

Listing vms

List the vms:

cm-vbox vm list
name state id provider directory
w12 w1 running running 47347b4 db913dd virtualbox virtualbox ~/w12 ~/w1

Listing images

List the images:

cm-vbox image list
name provider date
ubuntu/trusty64 virtualbox 20160406.0.0

Booting vms

Start a vm while taking an ubuntu image as default:

cm-vbox vm boot w12

Login

To login into a vm you can use the ssh command followed by the VM:

cm-vbox vm ssh w12

where w12 is the name of the vm.

Executing a command

To just execute a command, use:

cm-vbox vm ssh w12 -e uname

Destroy a vm

Deletes the specified vm:

cm-vbox vm delete w12

Create a Vagrantfile

Creates a Vagrantfile in ./w12/Vagrantfile:

cm-vbox create w12

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