NrvrCommander documentation DIY


NrvrCommander should have more documentation. Today I write why I don’t write more documentation today.

There is some good documentation already.

If we would wait for perfection, we would be withholding a working tool.

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NrvrCommander automation release


What may matter most about the free and open source NrvrCommander: It is in use.

What it is

NrvrCommander makes virtual machines, and it controls them for automation.

NrvrCommander does at least some things other automation software doesn’t, or didn’t when we looked. For example…

… in NrvrCommander’s example scripts the starting points are original OS distributions, from there on scripting, not requiring acceptance of pre-made VM snapshots.
Your appreciation may depend on whom you trust and how many variations you need. In addition to transparency (review, audit) and flexibility (variations by coding a few lines), scripts take arguably 10-5 of the storage space of snapshots.
This is not mandatory, not a limitation: You could start from snapshots, and one example script cleverly uses snapshots.

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