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WARNING!

This will install from the develop branch; if you want to install from another branch or forked repositories see MineMeld version and Install from forks below.

minemeld-ansible

minemeld-ansible is an Ansible playbook for installing MineMeld on a Linux instance directly from the git repositories. This is useful for development, or installing MineMeld on Linux distributions where pre-built MineMeld packages are not provided.

MineMeld version

By default the Ansible playbook installs MineMeld from the develop branch; this is the latest unstable version.

To install the latest stable release you can do one of the following steps:

  • uncomment the minemeld_version and group_permissions variables in local.yml

  • specify an extra var while launching the playbook, using:

    $ ansible-playbook -K -e "minemeld_version=master" -i 127.0.0.1, local.yml

Install from forks

If you have forked the minemeld-core, minemeld-webui or minemeld-node-prototypes repos and you want to use the forks for development, you can edit the corresponding variables in the local.yml file to specify the URLs of the forks of the main MineMeld repos.

Disable Send-a-suggestion check

Starting with MineMeld 0.9.43b1, MineMeld instances use an API call over HTTPS to check if they can reach the Send-A-Suggestion API endpoint. The API sends the UUID4 of the MineMeld installation and the running version of MineMeld. If you want to disable it just add this line in the file roles/minemeld/templates/20-local.yml.j2:

SNS_ENABLED: false

Howto on Ubuntu 16.04

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade
$ sudo apt-get install -y gcc git python-minimal python2.7-dev libffi-dev libssl-dev make
$ wget https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py
$ sudo -H python get-pip.py
$ sudo -H pip install ansible
$ git clone https://github.com/PaloAltoNetworks/minemeld-ansible.git
$ cd minemeld-ansible
$ ansible-playbook -K -i 127.0.0.1, local.yml
$ sudo usermod -a -G minemeld <your user> # add your user to minemeld group, useful for development

Howto on Ubuntu 18.04

Support for Ubuntu 18.04 is still experimental

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt upgrade
$ sudo apt install -y gcc git python-minimal python2.7-dev libffi-dev libssl-dev make
$ wget https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py
$ sudo -H python get-pip.py
$ sudo -H pip install ansible
$ git clone https://github.com/PaloAltoNetworks/minemeld-ansible.git
$ cd minemeld-ansible
$ ansible-playbook -K -i 127.0.0.1, local.yml
$ sudo usermod -a -G minemeld <your user> # add your user to minemeld group, useful for development

Howto on CentOS 7/RHEL 7

Support for CentOS 7 and RHEL 7 is still experimental

$ sudo yum install -y wget git gcc python-devel libffi-devel openssl-devel zlib-dev sqlite-devel bzip2-devel
$ wget https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py
$ sudo -H python get-pip.py
$ sudo -H pip install ansible
$ git clone https://github.com/PaloAltoNetworks/minemeld-ansible.git
$ cd minemeld-ansible
$ ansible-playbook -K -i 127.0.0.1, local.yml
$ sudo usermod -a -G minemeld <your user> # add your user to minemeld group, useful for development

Howto on Debian 9 (Stretch)

Support for Debian 9 is still experimental

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade # optional
$ sudo apt-get install -y gcc git python2.7-dev libffi-dev libssl-dev
$ wget https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py
$ sudo -H python get-pip.py
$ sudo -H pip install ansible
$ git clone https://github.com/PaloAltoNetworks/minemeld-ansible.git
$ cd minemeld-ansible
$ ansible-playbook -K -i 127.0.0.1, local.yml
$ sudo usermod -a -G minemeld <your user> # add your user to minemeld group, useful for development

Check if everything is running

Check if all the MineMeld services are up and running:

$ sudo -u minemeld /opt/minemeld/engine/current/bin/supervisorctl -c /opt/minemeld/supervisor/config/supervisord.conf status
minemeld-engine                  RUNNING   pid 37583, uptime 1:10:12
minemeld-supervisord-listener    RUNNING   pid 37582, uptime 1:10:12
minemeld-traced                  RUNNING   pid 37584, uptime 1:10:12
minemeld-web                     RUNNING   pid 37585, uptime 1:10:12

Upgrade MineMeld

minemeld-ansible can be used to upgrade MineMeld. The steps are:

  1. Stop MineMeld
  2. Remove the following directories:
    • /opt/minemeld/engine
    • /opt/minemeld/prototypes
    • /opt/minemeld/www
  3. Update minemeld-ansible
  4. Run the Ansible playbook
  5. Verify MineMeld status

For example:

$ sudo service minemeld stop
$ cd /opt/minemeld/
$ rm -rf engine prototypes www

Then change to the directory where you performed the "git clone" above.

$ cd minemeld-ansible
$ git pull
$ ansible-playbook -K -i 127.0.0.1, local.yml
$ sudo -u minemeld /opt/minemeld/engine/current/bin/supervisorctl -c /opt/minemeld/supervisor/config/supervisord.conf status

Porting to a new distribution

Distribution specific tasks and variables are isolated in specific files. These files are dynamically loaded by the Ansible playbook based on the values of ansible_distribution, ansible_distribution_version and ansible_distribution_major_version.

Check roles/infrastructure/vars and roles/minemeld/vars for examples.

Order

  1. {{ ansible_distribution }}-{{ ansible_distribution_version }}.yml
  2. {{ ansible_distribution }}-{{ ansible_distribution_major_version }}.yml
  3. {{ ansible_distribution }}.yml

Example: On Ubuntu 16.04 the playbook will look for:

  1. Ubuntu-16.04.yml then
  2. Ubuntu-16.yml then
  3. Ubuntu.yml
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