- Google groups: bosh-users & bosh-dev & vcap-dev (for CF)
- CI: http://lite.bosh-ci.cf-app.com:8080
A local development environment for BOSH using Warden containers in a Vagrant box.
This readme walks through deploying Cloud Foundry with BOSH Lite. BOSH and BOSH Lite can be used to deploy just about anything once you've got the hang of it.
Install BOSH Lite
Prepare the Environment
Install latest version of
gem install bosh_cli
Refer to BOSH CLI installation instructions for more information and troubleshooting tips.
Known working version:
$ vagrant --version Vagrant 1.6.3
Clone this repository.
cd ~/workspace git clone https://github.com/cloudfoundry/bosh-lite
Install and Boot a Virtual Machine
Installation instructions for different Vagrant providers:
Using the Virtualbox Provider
Known working version:
$ VBoxManage --version 4.3.14r95030
Start Vagrant from the base directory of this repository, which contains the Vagrantfile. The most recent version of the BOSH Lite boxes will be downloaded by default from the Vagrant Cloud when you run
vagrant up. If you have already downloaded an older version you will be warned that your version is out of date. You can use the latest version by running
vagrant box update.
vagrant up --provider=virtualbox
Target the BOSH Director and login with admin/admin.
# if behind a proxy, exclude both the VM's private IP and xip.io by setting no_proxy (xip.io is introduced later) $ export no_proxy=192.168.50.4,xip.io $ bosh target 192.168.50.4 lite Target set to `Bosh Lite Director' $ bosh login Your username: admin Enter password: ***** Logged in as `admin'
Add a set of route entries to your local route table to enable direct Warden container access every time your networking gets reset (e.g. reboot or connect to a different network). Your sudo password may be required.
Customizing the local VM IP
The local VMs (virtualbox, vmware providers) will be accessible at
192.168.50.4. To change this IP, uncomment the
private_network line in the appropriate provider and change the IP address.
config.vm.provider :virtualbox do |v, override| # To use a different IP address for the bosh-lite director, uncomment this line: # override.vm.network :private_network, ip: '192.168.59.4', id: :local end
Deploy Cloud Foundry
- bosh cck documentation for restoring deployments after VM reboot
- bosh ssh documentation for SSH into deployment jobs
- Offline documentation to configure BOSH lite firewall rules
- xip.io to access local IPs via DNS
- Starting over again is often the quickest path to success; you can use
vagrant destroyfrom the base directory of this project to remove the VM.
- Another option is to use
bosh cleanup. This will clean up the blob store to free up some space on the virtual machine.
There is an issue (discussed here and here) with Vagrant permissions running on OS X Mavericks 10.9.2+ (after applying Apple's Security Update 2014-002). To diagnose, run
vagrant up --debugand see if there is an error mentioning
Symbol not found: _iconv. To resolve try one of the two
Removing code block as described here
Manage your local boxes
We publish pre-built Vagrant boxes on Amazon S3. It is recommended to use the latest boxes. To do so get a latest copy of the Vagrantfile from this repo and run