13.1. SteelScript VM Config

Command-line Python Development Environment with SteelScript

13.1.1. Introduction

This document describes how to build your own SteelScript Virtual Machine using pre-defined templates and helpful automation tools.

13.1.2. Requirements

13.1.3. Installation

  1. Verify you have met the above requirements. Ansible is simply a python library, and can usually be installed via pip install ansible. The other packages require system-level installations.

    Windows users note 1: You will need to run the commands from the Git Bash or Cygwin command shell. Git Bash should be included as part of the installation package in the git download.

    Windows users note 2: When using Windows as the host machine, the ansible package is not yet fully supported and will fail when trying to pip install it. An extra step is included in Step 4 to workaround this.

  2. Clone this repo using one of the Github GUI clients, or by clicking the button in the github project page labeled Clone in Desktop, or via the following CLI command:

$ git clone https://github.com/riverbed/steelscript-vm-config.git
  1. Navigate into the new repo:
$ cd steelscript-vm-config (Wherever your cloned path is for this repo)
  1. If using Windows, run the vmconfig.bat file in this directory. This just copies Vagrantfile.win to Vagrantfile.
  2. Provision a new Vagrant VM:
$ vagrant up
  1. A fresh install will take between 20-30 minutes depending on your internet connection.
  2. Once completed, a new virtual machine will be waiting with SteelScript Application Framework and IPython Notebooks ready.

13.1.4. Usage and Configuration

See the usage document for a description of the layout and configuration of the SteelScript VM along with important security considerations should you deploy this VM within your network.