Demo MCollective With Vagrant

If you’ve never used MCollective before, start here.

This is a Vagrant-based demo environment that you can quickly get running on your own hardware. On a reasonably powerful server (around 32GB of memory), you can easily run a couple dozen nodes; on a modern-ish laptop, you can probably get at least five, maybe as many as ten.

The demo creates a fully functional MCollective deployment. It has a lightweight middleware and low security, but enables all major MCollective features, including direct addressing, multiple discovery methods, and several agent plugins.

Getting Started

  1. Download Vagrant and install it on the machine that will be hosting the demo VMs. You may need to install VirtualBox first.
  2. Go to the mcollective-vagrant repository on GitHub. Clone the repo to your host machine, and follow the instructions in the README.

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