Machinery is a systems management toolkit for Linux. It supports configuration discovery, system validation, and service migration. It's based on the idea of a universal system description.
A spin-off project of Machinery is Pennyworth, which is used to manage the integration test environment.
For more information, visit our website.
Machinery runs on most Linux distributions. Install it by following one of these methods:
- via the one click installer on Machinery's homepage (for openSUSE systems)
- on the command line with zypper on all SUSE distributions
- as a Ruby gem on all distributions which have the gem tool
- from sources
Machinery is a command-line tool. You can invoke it using the
command. It accepts subcommands (similarly to
To display a short overview of available commands and their descriptions, use
$ machinery help
For more information about the commands, see Machinery Documentation.
The following steps are only recommended if you want to build Machinery from sources, work on the codebase or test the latest development changes. For other distributions than SUSE look also here.
$ sudo zypper in git
Install basic Ruby environment
$ sudo zypper in ruby rubygem-bundler
After the installation, make sure that your ruby version is at least
$ ruby -v
With lower versions,
bundle installwon't work because of a bug.
Install Machinery's dependencies
Install packages needed to compile Gems with native extensions:
$ sudo zypper in gcc-c++ make patch ruby-devel libxslt-devel libxml2-devel libvirt-devel
Install Go in order to compile the machinery-helper:
$ sudo zypper in go
Clone Machinery repository and install Gem dependencies
$ git clone email@example.com:SUSE/machinery.git $ cd machinery $ bundle config build.nokogiri --use-system-libraries $ bundle install
You can now start using Machinery by running
Now that you have Machinery running from git on your machine you are ready to hack. If you would like to get some overview of architecture and design of Machinery have a look at our Developer Documentation.
We are happy if you share your changes with us as pull requests. Read the Contribution Guidelines for details how to do that.
If you have any question, feel free to open an issue on our GitHub page.