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These are my (bdwheele) brainstorming notes for the VM image...I'm still testing this.

VM Configuration

  • Using VirtualBox:
    • 1 Core
    • 3G RAM
    • 500G System Disk (VMDK, Dynamically Allocated)
    • Set network to "Attached to Bridged Adapter"

Base OS Install

  • Centos 6.4 x86-64
  • English language and keyboard
  • hostname: localhost.localdomain (the default)
    • if it is localhost it should set it to the dhcp hostname provided.
  • eth0:
    • Clear "Device MAC address"
    • Connect automatically
    • IPv4 Settings
      • Automatic (DHCP)

  • set timezone to america/indiana/indianapolis, clock uses utc
  • root password is 'changeme'
  • partitioning:
    • custom layout
      • /dev/sda1:  500M ext4 mounted as /boot
      • /dev/sda2:  (remainder of disk) Physical volume
      • Volume Group:  vg_avalon
        • PVs: /dev/sda2
        • LV lv_swap 2G
        • LV lv_root (remainder of disk) ext4 mounted as /
  • Desktop install
  • Reboot / Firstboot
    • Leave all of the defaults, except...
    • Do Not create a new user
  • Log in as root
    • do not check "do not show me this again" to the "you are running as root" dialog.  Just close it.
    • yum update
    • open these ports in the firewall:
      • tcp/22
      • tcp/80
      • tcp/1935
      • tcp/18080
    • clean up eth0 configuration in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0:
      • remove UUID
      • remove any DHCP_CLIENT_ID
  • OPTIONAL:
    • shut down the VM
    • at this point the vm is at "baseOS" and can be used as a cloning point

Avalon Install

  • OPTIONAL:
    • clone the baseOS image as puppet-YYYYMMDD
  • Use the installation notes from https://github.com/avalonmediasystem/avalon-installer
    • When setting FACTER_* environment variables, set
      • FACTER_avalon_dropbox_password to "changeme"
      • FACTER_avalon_hostname to "localhost.localdomain"
  • HACK:
    • add avalon to the dropbox group
    • verify that /var/avalon/dropbox is mode 2775

Demo Content

  • OPTIONAL:
    • clone the puppet image as democontent-YYMMDD
  • Get the demo fixtures bundle

    cd /tmp
    wget http://dlib.indiana.edu/~cjcolvar/DemoFixturesBatch.tar.gz     #We need a better place to serve this from
    tar xvzf DemoFixturesBatch.tar.gz
    chown -R avalondrop.dropbox DemoFixturesBatch
    mv DemoFixturesBatch /var/avalon/dropbox

    Monitor progress at http://<whatever>:18080.  

  • Modify /var/www/avalon/current/app/views/catalog/_home_text.html.erb and replace sample content with:

     <ul class="thumbnails">
    	<li class="span3"><h5>Featured Video</h5><a href="<%= media_object_path('avalon:1') %>" class="thumbnail" <%= image_tag "thumbnail.name.png", alt: "Featured Video" %></a></li>
    	<li class="span3"><h5>Featured Video</h5><a href="<%= media_object_path('avalon:2') %>" class="thumbnail" <%= image_tag "thumbnail.name.png", alt: "Featured Video" %></a></li>
    	<li class="span3"><h5>Featured Video</h5><a href="<%= media_object_path('avalon:3') %>" class="thumbnail" <%= image_tag "thumbnail.name.png", alt: "Featured Video" %></a></li>
    </ul>

    Thumbnail images should be stored in /var/www/avalon/current/app/assets/images

VM Image Prep

 

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