Using Chef-Solo to deploy a Steelmesh instance on ubuntu 12.04
Enable passwordless sudo for your chosen user on your server
visudo <username here> ALL=NOPASSWD: ALL
Ensure deploy.sh is executable
chmod a+X deploy.sh
Execute as follows
Local steelmesh development via Virtual machines
To test on local virtual machines we will use a few tools to make this process as painless as possible once setup. They are:
A short summary of the above tools for the unintiated. VirtualBox is an open source virtualization platform from Oracle, of which VeeWee and Vagrant are wholely dependant on. VeeWee is a tool facilitating the easy setup of a virtual machine for Vagrant to use in its magic and Vagrant allows for the rapid setup and destruction of a virtual machine.
You can view the official installation documentation at github. Also worth a note is Vagrant is installed as a dependancy of VeeWee.
Make sure you have ruby 1.9.2 installed.
gem install bundler
Clone the repo
git clone git://github.com/jedi4ever/veewee.git
cd veewee bundle install
Now, you may at this point have to build the gem to get this to work (I did) so do the following
gem build veewee.gemspec gem install <whateverwascreated>.gem
Using VeeWee and Vagrant
Define your template. This will use the ubuntu-12.04-server-amd64 template to define tge vagrant template "precise64". You can change that to whatever you like. During the build step veewee will go out and fetch all the bits needed such as the .iso file.
veewee vbox define 'precise64' 'ubuntu-12.04-server-amd64' veewee vbox build 'precise64'
Now VeeWee has done its thing and created a "basebox" ideally you would like to make that portable, so we use Vagrant to package it up like so:
vagrant basebox export
Once that is done import it into Vagrant. This will allow us to use this "basebox" on any Vagrant controlled vm we want.
vagrant box add "pecise64" package.box
Controlling the virtual machine
Now using the included vagrant file, we can bring the steelmesh virtual machine online by one simple command.
To shut it down use
and to destory it
ssh into it
There are some other things you can do with vagrant but that should be enough for starters
Don't worry about destorying the box if you have seriously broken something on it, calling vagrant up will do a clean build of the box from the included chef cookbooks.
Steelmesh and Vagrant info
The following is the port forwarding information for the machine, on the left is what it will appear to you on your machine and the right what it is actually on the vm
8080 -> 80
5985 -> 5984 (couchdb)
3275 -> 3274 (steelmesh dashboard)
6634 -> 6633 (steelmesh port)
Because of the way the networking is done using vagrant navigating to say http://localhost:8080 on your machine will actually be port 80 on the vm and so forth...