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How to install BOA on a VPS to manage Drupal sites.

How to install BOA on a VPS to manage Drupal sites.

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Installing BOA on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Installing BOA on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Presentation Transcript

  • Author: Hector Iribarne @hectoriribarneInstalling BOA 2.0.8 (Barracuda Octopus Aegir)on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS public VPSApril 24, 2013
  • • We have been discussing different ways of installing and/or managing Drupalsince July 2011:• Step-by-step installation guide for Aegir 1.2 on clean Ubuntu 10.04http://browarddrupal.org/PastMeetings/july-2011• Installing Drupal Commerce Kickstart on Shared Hostinghttp://browarddrupal.org/PastMeetings/april-2012• This is an update to the July 2012 Broward Drupal presentation. This will coverhow to install BOA 2.0.8 (Barracuda Octopus Aegir) on a clean Ubuntu 12.04 LTSVPS.• Don’t forget to checkout Omega8cc’s website for the latest BOA news:http://omega8.cc/@hectoriribarne
  • Download and install Acquia Dev Desktop:@hectoriribarneOption1) Install Drupal locally using Acquia Dev Desktop View slide
  • Log into cPanel on your shared host, select Fantastico, and install Drupal:@hectoriribarneOption 2) Install Drupal on a Shared Host usingcPanel/Fantastico View slide
  • Type three commands on clean Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VPS:wget -q -U iCab http://files.aegir.cc/versions/BOA.sh.txtbash BOA.sh.txtboa in-stable public server.example.com me@mail.com o1 maxTHAT’S IT!!!Note: Items in green italics should be replaced by your specific server, domain,email address, etc.@hectoriribarneOption 3) Install BOA on a VPS to manage Drupal
  • I choose option 3!!!@hectoriribarneWhich option do you choose?
  • BOA stands for Barracuda Octopus Aegir.Barracuda is a bash script to install and/or upgrade, tuned for high performance,the Aegir master instance (i.e. Aegir).Octopus is a bash script to install and/or upgrade, tuned for highperformance, Aegir Satellite Instances (like Commerce Kickstart, Open Public,etc.).@hectoriribarneSo, what is BOA?
  • @hectoriribarneSo, why should I useBOA?
  • BOA will automatically block IP addresses that repeatedly fail root login attempts@hectoriribarneBOA automatically blocks root login hack attempts
  • • All libraries & tools required to install and run Nginx based Aegir system.• BOA runs backups for all your files and databases daily. All backups areversioned and rotated, so there is always a copy of all your files from the last 3days (rotated daily). Checkout the following link for details: http://omega8.cc/aegir-and-r1soft-backups-rotation-policy-119•  Autonomous Maintenance & Auto-Healing scripts• New Relic Server and Apps Monitor with per Site/Instance/Server reporting.@hectoriribarneOther things BOA provides
  • Login to your NewRelic dashboard for an individual site on your server:@hectoriribarneNewRelic.com monitors your server for free(Lite version)
  • You will get a weekly email with stats on each of your sites:@hectoriribarneNewRelic.com sends you weekly emails
  • Droptor is a Drupal module that monitors a site:@hectoriribarneDroptor.com is another option for monitoring sites (first sitefree)
  • Droptor can monitor memory usage:@hectoriribarneDroptor.com has more Drupal specific anlaysis (first sitefree)
  • @hectoriribarneDetailed InstallationInstructions
  • Go to your domain name host (i.e. DomainHost.com) and point your main domainname (i.e. example.com) to the name servers of your host (e.g. ns1.linode.com,ns2.linode.com or dns1.stabletransit.com, dns2.stabletransit.com, etc.)Add a wildcard (i.e. *) A Record for your domain name (i.e. the main domain onyour VPS account).Wait for the information to get propagated (this can take up to several hours).Did I mention to wait for the information to get propagated?@hectoriribarneBefore you run the Barracuda script
  • Via SSH, login as rootDetermine your server ( on Linode, it is part of your prompt. For example, if yourprompt is root@li123-456:~# , then your server is li123-456).@hectoriribarneDetermine the name of your server
  • @hectoriribarneBarracuda and Octopus time!Type three commands at the prompt logged in as root:wget -q -U iCab http://files.aegir.cc/versions/BOA.sh.txtbash BOA.sh.txtboa in-stable public server.example.com me@mail.com o1 maxNote: Items in green italics should be replaced by your specific server, domain,email address, etc. Also using max in the third line will install all Octopusplatforms.
  • See https://github.com/omega8cc/nginx-for-drupal/blob/master/docs/INSTALL.txtfor more options:@hectoriribarneOther options for installing BOA (locally, on public VPS,etc.)
  • @hectoriribarneVoila!
  • Reference for simple BOA install:https://gist.github.com/2624110Further information on learning Omega8cc’s BOA:http://groups.drupal.org/node/163784 (BOA Wiki)http://groups.drupal.org/boa (BOA on GDO)http://drupal.org/project/barracudahttp://drupal.org/project/octopus@hectoriribarne
  • Questions?@hectoriribarne
  • Hector IribarneBrowardDrupal.org Co-organizerhttp://Iribarne.com/Twitter: @hectoriribarne