A salt cloud provider that lets you use virtualbox on your machine and act as a cloud.


For now this will only clone existing VMs. It's best to create a template from which we will clone.

Followed to create this.

Dicts provided by salt:
: contains the options used to run Salt Cloud,
as well as a set of configuration and environment variables

Creates a virtual machine from the given VM information. This is what is used to request a virtual machine to be created by the cloud provider, wait for it to become available, and then (optionally) log in and install Salt on it.

"starting create" : This event is tagged salt/cloud/<vm name>/creating. The payload contains the names of the VM, profile and provider.
@param vm_info
name: <str> profile: <dict> driver: <provider>:<profile> clonefrom: <vm_name>


@type vm_info dict @return dict of resulting vm. !!!Passwords can and should be included!!!, call=None)

This function irreversibly destroys a virtual machine on the cloud provider. Before doing so, it should fire an event on the Salt event bus.

The tag for this event is salt/cloud/<vm name>/destroying. Once the virtual machine has been destroyed, another event is fired. The tag for that event is salt/cloud/<vm name>/destroyed.


@param name: @type name: str @param call: @type call: @return: True if all went well, otherwise an error message @rtype: bool|str, call=None)

This function returns a list of nodes available on this cloud provider, using the following fields:

id (str) image (str) size (str) state (str) private_ips (list) public_ips (list)

No other fields should be returned in this function, and all of these fields should be returned, even if empty. The private_ips and public_ips fields should always be of a list type, even if empty, and the other fields should always be of a str type. This function is normally called with the -Q option:

@param kwargs: @type kwargs: @param call: @type call: @return: @rtype:, call=None)

All information available about all nodes should be returned in this function. The fields in the list_nodes() function should also be returned, even if they would not normally be provided by the cloud provider.

This is because some functions both within Salt and 3rd party will break if an expected field is not present. This function is normally called with the -F option:

@param kwargs: @type kwargs: @param call: @type call: @return: @rtype:

Return a list of the VMs that are on the provider, with select fields, call=None)

Show the details of an image, call=None)

Start a machine. @param name: Machine to start @type name: str @param call: Must be "action" @type call: str, call=None)

Stop a running machine. @param name: Machine to stop @type name: str @param call: Must be "action" @type call: str