A Vagrant provider plugin that supports the management of Tiktalik.com instances.
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Vagrant Tiktalik.com Provider

This is a Vagrant 1.2+ plugin that adds an Tiktalik.com provider to Vagrant, allowing Vagrant to control and provision machines in Tiktalik cloud.

NOTE: This plugin requires Vagrant 1.2+,


  • Boot Tiktalik instances.
  • SSH into the instances.
  • Provision the instances with any built-in Vagrant provisioner, ie. ansible
  • Minimal synced folder support via rsync.


Install using standard Vagrant 1.1+ plugin installation methods.

$ vagrant plugin install vagrant-tiktalik

Installing the 'vagrant-tiktalik' plugin. This can take a few minutes...
Installed the plugin 'vagrant-tiktalik (0.0.1)'!

After installing, run vagrant up and specify the tiktalik provider.

$ vagrant up --provider=tiktalik

Bringing machine 'default' up with 'tiktalik' provider...
[default] Launching an instance with the following settings...
[default]  -- Image: 4a2b3e72-47f1-4e88-b482-1834478ade28
[default]  -- Hostname: vagrant-default
[default]  -- Size: 0.5
[default]  -- SSH key: d5c6b671-6cba-41fe-9020-5d5e1dda85f9
[default]  -- Networks: ["212c7fd1-6018-41ff-9a01-a37956517237"]
[default] Waiting for instance to become "ready"...
[default] Waiting for SSH to become available...
[default] Machine is booted and ready for use!
[default] Rsyncing folder: /root/f/ => /vagrant

Of course prior to doing this, you'll need to obtain an Tiktalik-compatible box file for Vagrant.

SSL issues

If you get the following error:

connect': SSL_connect returned=1 errno=0 state=SSLv3 read server certificate B: certificate verify failed (Faraday::Error::ConnectionFailed)

It means that you are missing root certificates, at least ruby is missing them.

This problem has been described on Faraday's (a vagrant-tiktalik and tiktalik-ruby dependency) wiki:


The quick fix is to:

  • set SSL_CERT_FILE environment variable and point it to Certificate Authority (CA) file. Please note that CA file might not be installed on your system and the actuall file path might differ!

    $ SSL_CERT_FILE=/opt/vagrant/embedded/cacert.pem vagrant status
  • set CA file path as a provider configuration variable in Vagrantfile. Please see sample configuration file below.

Quick Start

After installing the plugin (instructions above), the quickest way to get started is to actually use a dummy Tiktalik box and specify all the details manually within a config.vm.provider block. So first, add the dummy box using any name you want:

$ vagrant box add dummy https://github.com/tiktalik-cloud/vagrant-tiktalik/raw/master/box/tiktalik.box

Downloading or copying the box...
Extracting box...e: 0/s, Estimated time remaining: --:--:--)
Successfully added box 'dummy' with provider 'tiktalik'!

And then make a Vagrantfile that looks like the following, filling in your information where necessary.

Vagrant.configure('2') do |config|
  config.vm.provider :tiktalik do |provider, override|
    # path to private ssh key, public one has to me uploaded to
    # tiktalik.com and it's UUID provided below as `provider.ssh_key`
    # please note that DSA key will work just fine
    override.ssh.private_key_path = '~/.ssh/id_rsa'

    override.vm.box = 'tiktalik'

    # hostname for your instance, ie vagrant-host.youraccount.p2.tiktalik.com
    # override.vm.hostname = 'vagrant-host'

    # api credentials, get them from https://tiktalik.com/panel/#apikeys
    provider.api_key = 'api key'
    provider.api_secret = 'api secret'

    # system image UUID, this one is for Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 64-bit
    # get more ids from https://tiktalik.com/panel/#templates
    provider.image = '4a2b3e72-47f1-4e88-b482-1834478ade28'
    # in case of SSL related problems (ie. ruby 1.9 missing CA file)
    # uncomment following line. don't forget to provide valid CA file path.
    # on Ubuntu, CA file comes with Vagrant deb package
    # provider.ca_file = '/opt/vagrant/embedded/cacert.pem'

    # your SSH key UUID, get one from https://tiktalik.com/panel/#sshkeys
    provider.ssh_key = 'here goes ssh key uuid'

And then run vagrant up --provider=tiktalik.

This will start an Ubuntu 12.04 instance within your account. And assuming your SSH information was filled in properly within your Vagrantfile, SSH and provisioning will work as well.

Note that normally a lot of this boilerplate is encoded within the box file, but the box file used for the quick start, the "dummy" box, has no preconfigured defaults.

If you have issues with SSH connecting, make sure that the instances are being launched with a security group that allows SSH access.


This provider exposes quite a few provider-specific configuration options:


Networking features in the form of config.vm.network are not supported with vagrant-tiktalik, currently. If any of these are specified, Vagrant will emit a warning, but will otherwise boot the Tiktalik instance.

Synced Folders

There is minimal support for synced folders. Upon vagrant up, vagrant reload, and vagrant provision, the Tiktalik provider will use rsync (if available) to uni-directionally sync the folder to the remote machine over SSH.

This is good enough for all built-in Vagrant provisioners (shell, chef, and puppet) to work!


To work on the vagrant-tiktalik plugin, clone this repository out, and use Bundler to get the dependencies:

$ bundle

Once you have the dependencies, verify the unit tests pass with rake:

$ bundle exec rake

If those pass, you're ready to start developing the plugin. You can test the plugin without installing it into your Vagrant environment by just creating a Vagrantfile in the top level of this directory (it is gitignored) and add the following line to your Vagrantfile

Vagrant.require_plugin "vagrant-tiktalik"

Use bundler to execute Vagrant:

$ bundle exec vagrant up --provider=tiktalik


Our plugin is based on excellent Vagrant AWS Provider plugin.