Installing Eucalyptus Console on a Laptop using Vagrant

kyolee310 edited this page Sep 16, 2013 · 5 revisions


Have a fresh CentOS 6 base image running on Vagrant

Installing Eucalyptus Console on Vagrant

The steps below are based on the Vagrant virtual image:

  • CentOS 6.4 x86_64 Minimal (VirtualBox Guest Additions 4.2.12, Chef 11.4.4, Puppet 3.1.1)

Step 1. Modify Vagrantfile to enable port-forwarding

vim ./Vagrantfile

Modify the line below: :forwarded_port, guest: 8888, host: 8888

, which maps the localhost's port 8888 to the VM's port 8888

Step 2. SSH into the CentOS 6 image

vagrant ssh

Step 3. Update the image

sudo yum -y update

sudo reboot

SSH back in after the reboot

vagrant ssh

Step 4. Install Tools and Sync Clock

sudo yum -y install git vim ntpdate

sudo ntpdate

Step 5. Disable Firewall

sudo yum -y install system-config-firewall-tui

sudo system-config-firewall-tui

Click off "Enabled" to disable the firewall of the VM**

** Not suggested when running in production.

Step 6. Setup elrepo for python-tornado Package

sudo vim /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo

Paste the content below:


name=Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 6 - $basearch






Step 7. Install python-tornado

sudo yum -y update

sudo yum install -y python-tornado

Step 8. Install m2crypto and boto

sudo yum install -y m2crypto python-boto

Step 9. Git Clone eucalyptus-console

git clone

Step 10. Check out the Latest Development Branch 'testing'

cd ./eucalyptus-console/

git checkout testing

Step 11. Optional. For Off-line mode, Enable the Mock Mode

vim ./conf/console.ini

Modify the line below in console.ini:


Step 12. Start Eucalyptus Console

cd ~/eucalyptus-console/


Step 13. Access Eucalyptus Console via a Browser


Running Pre-baked Eucalyptus Console Image on Vagrant

If you'd like to run a pre-baked eucalyptus console image on Vagrant, check out the link below:

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