Do you feel a little bit disappointed when you can not simply run
vagrant up to bring up a
bosh-lite on your local environment anymore? Anyways I did. Not for long though. This blog will show you how to bring up a BOSH-Lite directly on your VirtualBox using
Requirements on your machine
- 8GB RAM and 100GB free disk space (smaller configurations may work)
- Install VirtualBox
Run the following command to check you are on VirtualBox 5.1+ since previous versions had a network connectivity bug.
$ VBoxManage --version
- Install Bosh2 CLI
Install Bosh-Lite Director
git clone https://github.com/cloudfoundry/bosh-deployment cd bosh-deployment
The command below will create your BOSH-Lite env using the
bosh.yml as the base manifest while loading manifest operations from all the other
.yml-files specified by
-o command options and setting variables such as director name, director IP, gateway and network using
-v command options. It will create
state.json (for recording the latest running state) and
creds.yml (for credentials and certs) in your
bosh-deployment directory. It also will automatically create/enable Host-only network
192.168.50.0/24 and NAT network 'NatNetwork' with DHCP enabled.
bosh2 create-env bosh.yml \ --state ./state.json \ -o virtualbox/cpi.yml \ -o virtualbox/outbound-network.yml \ -o bosh-lite.yml \ -o bosh-lite-runc.yml \ -o jumpbox-user.yml \f --vars-store ./creds.yml \ -v director_name="Bosh Lite Director" \ -v internal_ip=192.168.50.6 \ -v internal_gw=192.168.50.1 \ -v internal_cidr=192.168.50.0/24 \ -v outbound_network_name=NatNetwork
Setup Alias as vbox
bosh2 -e 192.168.50.6 --ca-cert <(bosh2 int ./creds.yml --path /director_ssl/ca) alias-env vbox
Log into the Director
export BOSH_CLIENT=admin export BOSH_CLIENT_SECRET=`bosh2 int ./creds.yml --path /admin_password`
bosh2 -e vbox env, it equals with running
bosh status in Bosh1.
Enable bosh ssh
sudo route add -net 10.244.0.0/16 192.168.50.6 # Mac OS X sudo route add -net 10.244.0.0/16 gw 192.168.50.6 # Linux route add 10.244.0.0/16 192.168.50.6 # Windows
SSH to the Director as jumpbox User
bosh2 int ./creds.yml --path /jumpbox_ssh/private_key > ~/.ssh/bosh-virtualbox.key chmod 600 ~/.ssh/bosh-virtualbox.key ssh -i ~/.ssh/bosh-virtualbox.key firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to run Cloud Foundry on the BOSH you just deployed? Hooray!
Read the next article Running Cloud Foundry on BOSH2.