NrvrCommander - Repository README
NrvrCommander is a Python package for devops and QA automation around virtual machines, VMware, CentOS 6.x, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, also 12.04, Windows 7, Scientific Linux 6.x, enabling work with Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Selenium, and more. Runs on Linux and Mac OS X.
If you got this from the source repository (at github) and just want to use it, run sudo ./installlocally.py.
For what is provided in the package, see src/README.txt.
Other than src/, files in dev/ are NOT going into the Python package.
Details for hosting on different operating systems are kept in docs/.
Good example uses (demonstrating utility) are
dev/examples/make-an-el-vm-001.py (guest command line Enterprise Linux),
dev/examples/make-an-ub-vm-002.py (guest command line Ubuntu), and
the grand dev/examples/qa/selenium/make-testing-vms-w-snaps-001.py (guest GUI Linux and Windows running Selenium, this example as implemented uses VM snapshots and hence needs VMware Workstation or Fusion, but one could use most of its techniques without snapshots in VMware Player).
Initially made with some brand Linux distributions, and with VMware "personal desktop" machine virtualization, this code is useful for automation with other operating systems, physical machines, etc.
This project is about getting stuff done reproducibly.
There is an API reference online here.
There is a dedicated category in a blog.
Documentation is too conservative regarding VMware compatibility. So far has been working OK with new versions VMware Workstation and Fusion.
New version operating systems, that's another cup of tea.
Can this project be integrated with something popular?