LITHIUM IS DEPRECATED. We're using Juju instead now.
Controlling sysadmin insanity
Lithium is a system of configurations and a command line tool to control cloud based server instances. Currently it supports Linode.
To install prequisites:
npm -f install
Every now and then you'll need to get fresh copies of the sources (when they change, for example). There are lots of interlinked repositories. Assuming these have already been set up in adjacent directories and you are already in the directory that contains them all, then:
for a in lithium/ swops/ swops-secret/ cobalt/ do (cd $a;git pull) done
Copy settings-example.json to settings.json and add your public/private key/config paths and your Linode API key.
Activate the environment (fiddles with PATH etc):
. activate Usage: li <command> [OPTIONS] Commands: help Show this help start <instance> Start an instance stop <instance> Stop an instance restart <instance> Restart an instance create <config> Create and deploy an instance by config destroy <instance-name> ... Destroy an instance (or instances) rename <name> <new-name> Rename an instance sh <instance> <cmd> Execute a command on instance ssh [user@]<instance-name> Log in to instance via ssh runhook <instance> <config> [hook] Run deployment hook(s) comment <instance> [<comment>] Make or display a comment list [--help] [--verbose] List instances jobs List all Linode jobs
Note: Make sure LITHIUM_CONFIG_PATH and LINODE_API_KEY are unset before running the tests.
To run the tests
Keep the tests running
Using lithium spends money. Not much.
li li list li create boxecutor li start boxecutor_1 li deploy boxecutor_1
.---------stop----------. v | +-----+ +-------------+ +---------+ | | --create-> | not running | --start-> | running | +-----+ +-------------+ +---------+ ^ | | `-------------------destroy--------------------'