Give it a Try


Note: Contractor is made to solve complex problems, for the most part it presents a much less complex interface to you. That being said, there is a bit of a hurdle to get it up and running, depending on what you are trying to automate. So, buckle in, this is going to be a lot of fun.

This demo will require in a VM in a private /24 network that can create and destroy other VMs in that network. You can use either VCenter or VirtualBox. After the Contractor VM is up and running, you can install more blueprints and plugins to do docker or other foundations. The requirement for the private network comes primarally from the setupWizard’s default configuration, if you feel comfortable with modifying the setupWizard and the Apache Configurations, you can use blueprints and plugins for hosted providers such as AWS and Azure.

NOTE: setupWizard is going to re-write some bind config files, so don’t edit them until after the install is complete.

NOTE2: we will be communicating with the Contractor API with curl, for some examples python and golang code see Other Languages.

If you are not failure with how Contractor handles Networking, you will probably want to take a look at the overview on Networking.

Let’s get going. Installing