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Crate

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.

Setup

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

Operations

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 as apt-get install lxc.

Crate will help in creating, destroying, exporting, port forwarding, etc. Linux containers.

To see a list of operations run crate -h

Vagrant

A Vagrant config is also provided for development and testing. Simply vagrant up to get a working environment.

More Info

For detailed documentation on topics such as advanced usage, base containers, etc. see here.

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