The main idea behind Jeto is to deploy full vagrant machines on all environments. We had two main issues when we begun working on this :

  • We could not have a global view of all the vagrant machines installed (global-status didn’t exist at the time)
  • Having more than one sysadmin meant having a dedicated machine for this.

We then decided to build Vagrant-Control, now known as Jeto.

The word Ĵeto comes from the esperanto language, which means release. The esperanto language is a constructed language that aims to be political free and unite all people. We saw it fit to use a word in this language.

Ĵeto tries as much as possible to follow the main Unix philosophy : Do One Thing And It Well. For this reason Ĵeto breaks into 4 main modules:

  • Ĵeto : the web application providing the nice UI
  • nginx-api : python (flask) RESTful application creating/editing nginx sites and reloading nginx.
  • htpasswd-api : python (flask) RESTful application creating/editing HTTPDigest password lists.
  • vagrant-worker : daemon that runs vagrant commands (up, provision, destroy, etc.) and save results to redis. Also takes care of all the file operation (git clone, unarchive package).

For a complete description of every modules, see their specific pages: