Ansible Vagrant profile for FlowBAT
Vagrant and VirtualBox (or some other VM provider) can be used to quickly build or rebuild virtual servers.
This Vagrant profile installs SiLK and FlowBAT using the Ansible provisioner.
This README file is inside a folder that contains a
Vagrantfile (hereafter this folder shall be called the [vagrant_root]), which tells Vagrant how to set up your virtual machine in VirtualBox.
To use the vagrant file, you will need to have done the following:
- Download and Install VirtualBox
- Download and Install Vagrant
- Install Ansible
- Open a shell prompt (Terminal app on a Mac) and cd into the folder containing the
- Run the following command to install the necessary Ansible roles for this profile:
$ ansible-galaxy install -r requirements.yml
Once all of that is done, you can simply type in
vagrant up, and Vagrant will create a new VM, install the base box, and configure it.
Once the new VM is up and running (after
vagrant up is complete and you're back at the command prompt), you can log into it via SSH if you'd like by typing in
vagrant ssh. Otherwise, the next steps are below.
Setting up your hosts file
You need to modify your host machine's hosts file (Mac/Linux:
%systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts), adding the line below:
After that is configured, you could visit http://flowbat:1800/ in a browser and perform the remaining FlowBAT setup items.
If you'd like additional assistance editing your hosts file, please read How do I modify my hosts file? from Rackspace.
Ansible and Vagrant work by Andy Hill - andyhky.com - @andyhky