Fedora/CentOS/RHEL Vagrant Setup

Vagrant installation on Fedora/CentOS/RHEL Linux

To participate in the lab you can use any 3 Linux servers of your choice. The labs are tailored for setup with CentOS/RHEL hosts. Below are instructions on how to setup the 3 required host with Vagrant on Linux. Follow the step by step guide to bootstrap the techlab environment on your OS of choice.

Connectivity Details

With the Linux Vagrant setup provided the three local Rockylinux virtual machines running under KVM have the following IP addresses and credentials.

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control: 192.168.123.30
node1: 192.168.123.31
node2: 192.168.123.32

user: vagrant
password: vagrant

CentOS/RHEL Based Systems

Techlab Installation and Startup

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# install libvirt and build-dependencies
sudo dnf install libvirt libvirt-daemon-kvm libvirt-devel gcc make rsync

# start libvirtd
sudo systemctl start libvirtd.service

# install vagrant
sudo dnf install vagrant

# Add your user to the libvirt group
sudo usermod -a -G libvirt ${USER}

# install vagrant plugin for libvirt
sudo vagrant plugin install vagrant-libvirt

# create working directory and download vagrant file
mkdir ansible-techlab
cd ansible-techlab
curl -o Vagrantfile \
  https://raw.githubusercontent.com/puzzle/ansible-techlab/master/Vagrantfile.rhel

# create libvirt network for vagrant and activate it
curl -o vagrant.xml \
  https://raw.githubusercontent.com/puzzle/ansible-techlab/master/vagrant.xml
virsh net-define vagrant.xml
virsh net-start vagrant
virsh net-autostart vagrant

# Tweaks needed for mounting local folder into VMs
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=libvirt --add-service=nfs3
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=libvirt --add-service=nfs
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=libvirt --add-service=mountd
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=libvirt --add-service=rpc-bind
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=libvirt --add-port=2049/tcp
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=libvirt --add-port=2049/udp
sudo firewall-cmd --reload

sudo sed -i 's/# udp=n/udp=y/g' /etc/nfs.conf
sudo systemctl restart nfs-server.service

# setup vm's
sudo vagrant up

Techlab Shutdown

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cd ansible-techlab

# shutdown all vm's
sudo vagrant destroy -f
sudo rm -rf .vagrant/
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