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  1. If needing to import an existing site:
  2. Read import-sites/README, set up your code + settings file + DB dump.
  3. Adjust puppet/manifests/import_sites.pp to get your new site properly imported and set up.
  4. Run "vagrant up" and wait :)

SSH Keys

(Taken almost verbatim from FunnyMonkey/fm-vagrant)

Rather than propagate private keys to the virtual machine, which is a bad insecure practice, You should set up ssh agent forwarding instead. The vagrant box that is deployed will allow ssh key forwarding from your host OS.

Adding the following to my .ssh/config works when ssh'ing via the port forward of 2222.

  ForwardAgent yes

That is, once the above is added to your .ssh/config you should be able to ssh in with the follwoing and your ssh keys will be forwarded;

ssh USERNAME@ -p 2222

Assuming that this did not encounter any port collisions the port will be 2222; however, if there were port collisions you should see something like the following;

[default] Fixed port collision for 22 => 2222. Now on port 2200.

Just adjust the port parameter to ssh to the corresponding replacement port, in the above case 2200.





(Taken verbatim from FunnyMonkey/fm-vagrant)

If the vagrant box fails to boot and hangs at; "[default] Waiting for VM to boot. This can take a few minutes."

This seems to trigger when adjusting puppet files if puppet starts but does not successfully finish due to syntax errors or changing files during runtime it seems to cause the VM to hang-up. Searching for solutions points to halting at this stage as a network DHCP issue, but I have verified that this is actually caused by the boot process halting on the GRUB boot selection menu with default timeout selection.

If this happens you will need to get the machine hash stored in .vagrant it will be something like the following 26424ca8-1f48-4ec1-9888-12b8f69f7c7e

Once you have the machine hash then you can halt the machine. VBoxManage controlvm '26424ca8-1f48-4ec1-9888-12b8f69f7c7e' poweroff

Then boot the machine with a GUI console VBoxManage startvm '26424ca8-1f48-4ec1-9888-12b8f69f7c7e'

Once the machine is booted login, and then run; sudo update-grub

Then you should be able to resume managing this via vagrant in the standard headless manner.


This Vagrant based VM started from FunnyMonkey/fm-vagrant, but I had to change it so much to suit my needs that I just decided to publish my modified version in a new repo. I plan on doing some cleanup on file names later (no fm_ prefix).