[ALPHA but useful] juju quickstart plugin v 0.2

John Meinel john at arbash-meinel.com
Fri Nov 1 06:12:09 UTC 2013

That sounds great.  I look forward to trying it out.

On Nov 1, 2013 5:44 AM, "Gary Poster" <gary.poster at canonical.com> wrote:

> Hi all.  The GUI team has a tool in alpha that we think is useful now.
> It is an opinionated way to start a great Juju experience quickly.
> We're looking for users and feedback from early releases.
> = What does it do now? =
> If you run the plugin from the commandline, it will bootstrap an
> environment, install the GUI in the quickest [1] and most efficient [2]
> way available, and open a web browser to let you see the GUI.
> It also can be used in the same single command to deploy GUI environment
> exports that do not use local charms, and to deploy the
> very-soon-to-be-announced charm store bundles.
> We have one known bug: quickstart fails if the bootstrap node is not
> running Precise (which usually means that default-series is not set to
> precise in the environment).  We will be explicitly setting the
> bootstrap node to Precise (or eventually Trusty) in the future.
> = What will it do? =
> Within a couple of weeks, we'll have the following functionality.  This
> will be added incrementally.
> When you run "juju-quickstart", it will first install the
> ppa:juju/stable and Juju itself, if neccessary; then, if necessary, it
> will guide you through (on the commandline) setting up credentials for a
> variety of supported clouds, as desired; then it will bootstrap a Juju
> instance, and install the GUI in the most quick and efficient way
> available; and finally it will open a webbrowser for you, showing the
> GUI and logging you in automatically.  The bundle functionality
> described above will also be enhanced.
> Moreover, it will always recognize when you already have progress.  For
> instance, if you have Juju installed and credentials configured, it will
> then start to bootstrap.  If you have already bootstrapped but not
> installed the GUI, it will install the GUI and log you in.  If you have
> installed the GUI on a bootstrapped environment, it will simply open
> your browser and log you in.
> = How can I get it? =
> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:juju-gui/quickstart-beta
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get install juju-quickstart
> Assuming you have Juju (juju-core) installed, now you can run ``juju
> quickstart --help`` and learn what features are available today.
> Once we are through alpha and beta phases, we plan to move the plugin to
> ppa:juju/stable, and then pursue main inclusion in Trusty.
> Please give us feedback on the juju at lists.ubuntu.com or
> juju-gui at lists.ubuntu.com lists.
> Thanks, and enjoy!
> Gary
> [1] On EC2, installing the GUI via the quickstart plugin adds less than
> a minute to bootstrapping.  Installing it over the API is the quickest
> way right now because it does not download the charm to your local
> system and upload it to the environment, so that's what we use.
> [2] We install the GUI on the Juju state server, so it doesn't add
> additional machines to your deployment, or additional time to wait for a
> new machine to spin up.
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