Base OS for this configuration in Vagrant terms is "precise32", which is an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS distro. A bunch of shell scripts does the provisioning. The installation procedure is split to many scripts in-order to isolate failure and facilitate reruns .
git clone email@example.com:nighthacker/cartodb-dev.git cd cartodb-dev vagrant up
As CartoDB is pretty heavy, the script takes quite some time to download the required dependencies. Once the provisioning is done, all you are required to do is start CartoDB.
vagrant ssh cd /usr/local/src/cartodb sudo bundle exec foreman start -p 3000
As the domain property in the configuration is set to localhost.lan, the host machine is required to have a name to address mapping. Following line does the trick,
echo "127.0.0.1 monkey.localhost.lan" | sudo tee -a /etc/hosts
The vagrant configuration forwards port 3000 from the host to the guest. So monkey.localhost.lan:3000 from the host machine will take you to the CartoDB’s login page. The password is same as the username.