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Raneto DevOps

Easily configure a remote machine to host your Raneto documentation.
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  • Requires Mac OS X (Tested with v10.9 Mavericks)
  • Tested only with Ubuntu v14.04


Local Applications

  1. VirtualBox v5.0.14
  2. Vagrant v1.8.1
  3. Vagrant Image: ubuntu/trusty64 (virtualbox, 20160127.0.0)
    vagrant box add ubuntu/trusty64
  4. Homebrew
  5. Ansible v2.0.0.2 installed with Homebrew:
    $ brew install ansible

Ansible Dependencies

$ ansible-galaxy install -r roles.yml


1) Start Vagrant (optional, good for testing)

From the project directory run:
$ vagrant up.

This will create a new VM on your local machine and configure it to run Raneto.
That's all you need to do to deploy locally.
Check access with $ curl -v -H "Host:" http://localhost:8888
If you want to, set the domain in /etc/hosts to point to to access in a browser

2) Inventory Your Remote Machines

I'm using DigitalOcean as my provider, and suggest using them for the easiest compatibility.

You can use other providers or machines of your own with little to no modifications.

DigitalOcean provides VPS machines for $5/month (1 CPU, 512MB).
Use coupon code LINUX13 to get $10 Free (I'm not affiliated with that code).

No matter what provider you choose, set a DNS record for the hostname ( and replace the existing hostname in the inventory/digitalocean file.

3) Run Ansible

The following commands will configure and deploy Raneto to the machines you listed in your inventory file. If you have any problems or questions, open an issue and I'll help you.

$ ansible-playbook --inventory-file=inventory/ --ask-sudo-pass main.yml

Here's a shorter version that does the same thing:
$ ansible-playbook -i inventory/ -K main.yml

The default sudo password is ansible

4) Adding your Raneto repository

See the new Raneto example for how to structure your project.
It's a good idea to start a new Git repository (public or private) and commit your documentation files to that repository instead of directly to a cloned copy of Raneto.

To use your Raneto project's Git repository in this deployment process:

  1. edit deploy.yml and add your Git repo address
  2. edit deploy.yml and change the domain to your (sub)domain

5) Change Sudo Password (optional, recommended)

Generate a password to be used on the machines:

  1. $ brew install python
  2. $ pip install passlib
  3. $ python tools/ [new_password]

Put the output in file group_vars/all.
Note: Even if the password is the same, hashes will be different on each generation


  • Move from Upstart to systemd
  • Support Debian, CentOS, etc. out of the box


I Keep Getting Redirected!

You might be accessing the machine via IP or a site domain that has not been configured. All non-configured domains (including IPs) are redirected.

  1. Don't use a browser, browsers will cache the redirect for a considerable amount of time. Use the terminal instead.
  2. Run this command to diagnose. Make sure the "Host" header is being set to one of the configured domains.
    $ curl -v -H "Host:"

Sudo Password

The default sudo password is ansible

SSH Key Mismatch

You may need to remove the server's record in ~/.ssh/known_hosts if the server's ip/keys change (e.g. after rebuilding the server)

Remove Old Key:
$ ssh-keygen -R [ip-or-hostname]

Vagrant Usage

Creating a Machine

$ vagrant up

Run Provisioning Again (Redeploy)

$ vagrant provision

Deleting a Machine

$ vagrant destroy

SSH-ing into Vagrant:

  1. ssh vagrant@ -p 2222
  2. vagrant ssh


Ansible Stuff, working directory, in flux






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