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Vagrant files for a Ganeti tutorial and/or Ganeti testing environment.

Set of Vagrant files used for deploying a single or multi-node Ganeti cluster. The original goal of this was to provide a testing environment for the Ganeti Web Manager team at the OSUOSL. It can also be used as a Ganeti training platform using a tutorial I have written up. (TODO).

Vagrant will setup up to three Ganeti nodes with the basics to install Ganeti, Ganeti Instance Image, and Ganeti Web Manager. You can deploy any number of nodes for the uses you want. Ganeti will already be initialized on node1.

This was originally used for Hands on Virtualization with Ganeti at OSCON 2011 and has been adapted for use with Vagrant. The intention of this is for instructional and testing purposes only.


  • VirtualBox >=4.1.x
  • vagrant >=1.0.3


  1. Install VirtualBox by going to their download page.

  2. Install Vagrant

    gem install vagrant

  3. Initialize submodule(s)

    git submodule update --init

Using Vagrant

The Vagrantfile is setup to where you can deploy one, two, or three nodes depending on your use case. Node1 will have Ganeti already initialized while the other two will only have Ganeti installed and primed.

For more information on how to use Vagrant, please check out their site.

Starting a single node

vagrant up node1
vagrant ssh node1

Starting node2

NOTE: Root password is 'vagrant'.

vagrant up node2
vagrant ssh node1
gnt-node add -s node2

Starting node3

NOTE: Root password is 'vagrant'.

vagrant up node3
vagrant ssh node1
gnt-node add -s node3

Accessing the nodes

Add the following to your /etc/hosts files for easier access locally.

All the nodes are using hostonly networking with the following IP's:

  • (cluster IP) =
  • =
  • =
  • =

Additionally, I have setup several VM DNS names in the /etc/hosts of each node that you can use:


RAPI Access

The RAPI user setup for use on the cluster uses the following credentials.

  • user: vagrant
  • pass: vagrant

Running different Ganeti versions

This repo has been setup to deal with a variety of Ganeti versions for testing. Currently it only supports 2.4.5, 2.5.1, and any git tagged releases. To switch between the versions do the following:

  • edit modules/ganeti_tutorial/node{1-3}.pp
  • if using git, change git to true
  • change ganeti_version to desired version
  • redeploy the vm(s) (destroy, up)

Node Operating System

By default we use Ubuntu 11.10 for our node OS but we do have support for the following operating systems. Just run the vagrant commands from inside the appropriate folder.

  • Debian 6 (debian-6)
  • Debian 7 (debian-7)
  • CentOS 6 (centos-6)
  • CentOS 5 (work in progress)
  • Ubuntu 12.10 (work in progress)

Deploying Ganeti Web Manager (GWM)

This repo also supports automatically deploying GWM inside of the node1 instance. You can achieve this by changing the puppet manifest for node1 to point to node1-gwm.pp instead.

NOTE: This is still not quite working right. I hope to have this fixed with the 0.9 release of GWM


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

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