Easy Install With Vagrant

You can test ManageIQ with Vagrant using the images that the ManageIQ project makes available on Vagrant Cloud. This is a great option if you have a Windows PC or a Mac. Note that you need 8GB of memory to run ManageIQ!

We will assume that you have Vagrant installed on your computer, and that it is configured with VirtualBox as the hypervisor. Currently only VirtualBox boxes are provided.

Step 1: Create a new box

Execute the following commands to create a new Vagrant box:

$ mkdir manageiq
$ cd manageiq
$ vagrant init manageiq/quinteros

There is now a Vagrantfile in the current directory.

Step 2: Modify Vagrantfile

You need to expose the ManageIQ web interface. Add the following setting to the Vagrantfile:

config.vm.network "forwarded_port", guest: 443, host: 8443

This will create a port mapping so that the ManageIQ web interface can be found on https://localhost:8443.

By default ManageIQ is configured to use 6144MB and 4 CPUs. You can slightly tune this down, but you should not go below the following settings:

config.vm.provider "virtualbox" do |vb|
  vb.memory = 4096
  vb.cpus = 2

Step 3: Start ManageIQ

Start ManageIQ by executing:

$ vagrant up

Ensure you can login to the ManageIQ appliance:

$ vagrant ssh

ManageIQ is now up and running.

Next step is to perform some basic configuration.