Virtual-manager is a Python script which helps you to manage your Vagrant-powered virtual machines. It allows you to automatically assign a name and an host-only IP address to each of your VMs, so as you can easily access them from your other programs.
You can watch the demo video (revision 5 of virtual-manager).
hg clone https://bitbucket.org/pelletier/virtual-manager echo "source ~/path/to/virtual-manager/vm.sh" >> ~/.bash_profile
bash_profile or start a new shell, then :
This will show the list of the commands.
For non-BASH shells
I use a trick which only works on bash to guess the path of
directory. If you are using another shell (such as ZSH), you have to set the
$VM_DIR variable before sourcing the file:
export VM_DIR="/path/to/virtual-manager/" source "$VM_DIR/vm.sh"
- A Linux or Unix box.
- Python 2.6 or 2.7.
- Vagrant and VirtualBox.
The configuration is stored in
~/.vm.cfg in the INI format (as parsed by
ConfigParser). Here is an
example configuration file:
[core] vms_path = ~/.vm/ base_ip = 33.33.33. vagrant_template = ~/virtual-manager/Vagrantfile [my_box] ip = 188.8.131.52
Each created box has its own section, with only this IP inside (for now). The core section describes the behavior of the script. It's structure is very straightforward.
Revision 7 brought the support of provisions. It allows you to automatically provision your VM when you load it. Here is an example shell session to deal with provisioning using virtual-manager:
$ vm Use one of the following commands: * add name base * add_provision name type source provisioner * bind_provision name vm_name * cd name * halt name * list * provisions_list * reload name * remove name * remove_provision name * ssh name * unbind_provision vm_name * up name $ vm add_provision baseprov link /Users/thomas/code/base-provision puppet New provision registered. $ vm provisions_list Available provisions: * baseprov $ vm add foo lucid32 Password for sudo? [...] Virtual machine successfully created $ vm bind_provision baseprov foo Provision baseprov bound to foo. $ vm reload foo [default] Attempting graceful shutdown of linux. [...] $ vm unbind_provision foo Provision unbound from foo. $ vm remove foo [default] Forcing shutdown of VM... [...] Virtual machine removed. $ vm remove_provision baseprov Provision removed.