A little over a year ago, Ruben Koster unleashed the bare-metal-bosh-lite project on us all, and showed us how to use it. Since then, things have changed a bit in the world of
bosh-lite. It no longer uses Chef for setup – that is now handled by the bosh-provisioner project. As such, it was time to revisit bare-metal-bosh-lite and get it updated with the latest and greatest. Here’s how you can get going with it now:
First, install Ubuntu 14.04 on your bare-metal box, and configure the
vcap account with passwordless SSH access and passwordless sudo.
Next, clone the bare-metal-bosh-lite repo:
$ git clone \
Now, install any dependencies you need:
$ export SERVER_IP=<your server IP>
$ export SSH_KEY=<path to the ssh key to use for vcap user>
$ vagrant up
$ vagrant provision
If all goes well, you should have a
bosh-lite on bare-metal in a matter of minutes!
Oh.. And there’s one more thing. If you wish to customize how your bosh-lite gets built, feel free to modify the
bare-metal.yml.example file and save it as your own custom manifest. You can
export MANIFEST=my-manifest.yml before provisioning to have vagrant pick up on the customizations.