Project bootstrap

EnOSlib project can be a single python file but sometimes it’s better to structure a bit more your experimental framework. In this direction, we’re doing our best to maintain a project template that you can use.

This includes:

  • an example to work with the Vagrant and Grid’5000 provider
  • a command line interface
  • a set of enostask to orchestrate a minimal experience
  • a minimal ansible code with the action deploy, backup, destroy actions (Ansible is located in dedicated files by default).
  • third party tools like sphinx (documentation), pytest (unit tests), tox and a travis integration.

Bootstrap a new project

Install the latest Cookiecutter if you haven’t installed it yet (this requires Cookiecutter 1.4.0 or higher):

pip install -U cookiecutter

Generate an Enoslib project:


You’ll be asked for some information:

author [John Doe]: Matthieu Simonin
project_name [Enoslib boilerplate]: my_project
project_slug [my_project]:
project_short_description [Boilerplate to bootstrap a new experimentation framework using Enoslib]:
version [0.0.1]:
project_url []:
cli_name [my_project]: mp

Using the new project

Within a virtualenv you can do:

pip install -e .

and start using the cli (the cli name has been filled above):

mp --help


  --help  Show this message and exit.

  backup     Backup the deployed environment
  deploy     Claim resources from a PROVIDER and configure...
  destroy    Destroy the deployed environment
  g5k        Claim resources on Grid'5000 (frontend).
  inventory  Generate the Ansible inventory [after g5k or...
  prepare    Configure available resources [after deploy,...
  vagrant    Claim resources on vagrant (localhost).