Tool for command line virtual machines
I made this because I don't like VirtualBox and I wanted to use vagrant with VMWare Fusion but was too cheap to buy the Vagrant plugin.
Usage is pretty straightforward:
Usage: mech [options] <command> [<args>...] Options: -v, --version Print the version and exit. -h, --help Print this help. --debug Show debug messages. Common commands: (list|ls) lists all available boxes init initializes a new Mech environment by creating a Mechfile destroy stops and deletes all traces of the Mech machine (up|start) starts and provisions the Mech environment (down|stop|halt) stops the Mech machine suspend suspends the machine pause pauses the Mech machine ssh connects to machine via SSH ssh-config outputs OpenSSH valid configuration to connect to the machine scp copies files to and from the machine via SCP ip outputs ip of the Mech machine box manages boxes: installation, removal, etc. global-status outputs status Mech environments for this user status outputs status of the Mech machine ps list running processes in Guest OS provision provisions the Mech machine reload restarts Mech machine, loads new Mechfile configuration resume resume a paused/suspended Mech machine snapshot manages snapshots: saving, restoring, etc. port displays information about guest port mappings push deploys code in this environment to a configured destination For help on any individual command run `mech <command> -h` Example: Initializing and using a machine from HashiCorp's Vagrant Cloud: mech init bento/ubuntu-14.04 mech up mech ssh
mech init can be used to pull a box file which will be installed and
generate a Mechfile in the current directory. You can also pull boxes
from Vagrant Cloud with
mech init freebsd/FreeBSD-11.1-RELEASE.
mech up <name> can also be used to specify a vmx file
pip install -U mech
or for the latest:
pip install -U git+https://github.com/mechboxes/mech.git
If the box you init was created properly, you will be able to access
the host's current working directory in
/mnt/hgfs/mech. If you are
having trouble try running:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) open-vm-tools
vmhgfs-fuse .host:/mech /mnt/hgfs
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