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
1) 8GB RAM and 100GB free disk space (smaller configurations may work)
2) Install VirtualBox
Run the following command to check you are on VirtualBox 5.1+ since previous versions had a network connectivity bug.
$ VBoxManage --version
3) 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 \ --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.