Linux container management. Crate uses Fabric to manage remote hosts. Currently tested on Ubuntu 12.04. Similar to the spectacular http://docker.io but written in Python and intended for remote hosts.
Crate is designed to be a wrapper around Linux containers and use the already existing lxc-tools. For example, crate will use the existing methods for building images. There are no "pre-built" images to download. This is done for security purposes -- you build the containers you want.
Using a virtualenv is preferred.
Crate is still in development so install directly from Github:
pip install https://github.com/ehazlett/crate/archive/master.zip
All operations are intended for remote hosts. The remote host must also have
Linux Container (lxc) support. For Ubuntu (only 12.04 tested) this is as easy
apt-get install lxc.
Crate will help in creating, destroying, exporting, port forwarding, etc. Linux containers.
To see a list of operations run
A Vagrant config is also provided for development
and testing. Simply
vagrant up to get a working environment.
For detailed documentation on topics such as advanced usage, base containers, etc. see here.