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A python module to ease the experimentations of virtual Machines on the Grid'5000 platform.

Project Description

A python module to ease the experimentations of virtual Machines on the Grid‘5000 platform. It is composed of:

  • a script that deploy virtual machines (vm5k)
  • an experimental engine that conduct user defined workflow for a set of parameters (vm5k_engine)
  • a lib to setup Debian hosts with libvirt and manage virtual machines

Developed by the Inria Hemera initiative 2010-2014

See documentation on


The module requires:


Connect on a Grid‘5000 frontend and type the following commands:

export http_proxy="http://proxy:3128"
export https_proxy="https://proxy:3128"
easy_install --user execo
easy_install --user vm5k

Add .local/bin to your path and run vm5k !



  • Laurent Pouilloux
  • Daniel Balouek-Thomert
  • Jonathan Rouzaud-Cornabas
  • Flavien Quesnel
  • Jonathan Pastor
  • Takahiro Hirofuchi
  • Adrien Lèbre

Grid‘5000 technical support

  • Matthieu Imbert
  • Simon Delamare

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