Random tools I've written for myself and I could not think of anywhere else to put them.
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#!/usr/bin/env python
# coa.py
# Imports and builds the environment for the book:
# Preparing for the Certified Openstack Administator Exam
# https://www.packtpub.com/virtualization-and-cloud/preparing-certified-openstack-administrator-exam
# TO DO:
# * Error handling. more of it
# * Environment removal
import apt
import sys
import subprocess
import os
def virtualbox():
Checks virtualbox is installed and installs it
pkg_name = "virtualbox"
cache = apt.cache.Cache()
pkg = cache[pkg_name]
if pkg.is_installed:
installed = (
'Hey! Check that out -> {pkg_name} is already installed '
print "Installing {pkg_name}...".format(pkg_name=pkg_name)
# Could not find a python "sudo" module
subprocess.Popen(['/usr/bin/sudo', '-S', 'apt-get', 'install', '-y', pkg_name])
except Exception, arg:
print >> sys.stderr, "Sorry, package installation failed [{err}]".format(err=str(arg))
def coaAppliance():
Downloads the COA appliance
Imports it into Virtualbox
downloading = (
'Downloading the ova from '
local_dir = os.path.expandvars('$HOME')
user = os.environ["USER"]
coa_url = (
coa_ova = "coa-aio-newton.ova"
print "Downloading the COA appliance"
dl_cmd = "/usr/bin/wget -P {0} {1}/{2}".format(local_dir, coa_url, coa_ova)
print dl_cmd
subprocess.call(dl_cmd, shell=True)
import_cmd = (
'/usr/bin/vboxmanage import {0}/{1} --vsys 0 --vmname {2}-coa').format(
local_dir, coa_ova, user)
print import_cmd
subprocess.call(import_cmd, shell=True)