Bootstrap CentOS VMs for training
Installs the training, student, or learning environments on an existing VM.
To turn the current machine or VM into one of the Education environments. NOTE: This changes the hostname and should probably only be done from within a Centos 6.5 or 6.6 32bit base VM. The old rakefile has been deprecated and can be found in Rakefile.orig
The basic process is to start a new VM, check out this repo within it, and run
rake VMNAME from the root of the repo.
e.g. for a training VM for classroom use:
- Build a new VM and ssh to it
git clone https://github.com/puppetlabs/puppetlabs-training-bootstrap bootstrap
Packer scripts are provided in the
packer directory. These depend on vmware fusion and the ovftool post-processor plugin from here: https://github.com/iancmcc/packer-post-processor-ovftool
The common configuration options have been set up in educationbase.json and vm specific variables are set in VMNAME.json After the base VM is provisioned according to the settings in VMNAME.json, the bootstrap can be applied using educationbuild.json.
First create a base VM without any bootstrap applied:
packer build -var-file=student.json educationbase.json
To initiate a packer build of the student vm on the base vm:
packer build -var-file=student.json educationbuild.json
For the training vm follow the same two steps but with training.json:
packer build -var-file=training.json educationbase.json
packer build -var-file=training.json educationbuild.json
There is a Vagrantfile that automates this process and builds on the puppetlabs/centos-6.6-32-nocm base box. There are three boxes specified.
To start a student vagrant box:
To start a training vagrant box for instructor use:
vagrant up training
To start a learning vagrant box:
vagrant up learning
Internal-only pre-release PE version builds
Download the PE master and agent installers and place them in a
directory in the root of this repository. Update
version for class
manifests/site.pp to match the version
string for the installers you downloaded.