This chapter will introduce you to the Python bindings provided by both the LXC and libvirt APIs. We'll explore which container functionalities are possible and which are not, using the upstream
python-libvirt packages on Ubuntu and the
libvirt-python packages on CentOS.
To gain the most out of this chapter, some knowledge of Python is required. If you are a developer, this chapter is probably the most important one for you.
In this chapter, we'll cover the following topics in this order:
Building and managing containers using the
Creating and orchestrating containers using the libvirt Python bindings
Using LXC as a backend for development and testing with Vagrant
Developing a simple frontend RESTful API to LXC, using the Bottle micro framework and the