The recommended platform to run Flapjack on (other than development) is one of the following: - Ubuntu Precise 64 (Ubuntu 12.04) - Ubuntu Trusty (Ubuntu 14.04) - Debian Wheezy (Debian 7) - Centos 6
We provide packages for these platforms on our package repository. The packages include all runtime dependencies, so you shouldn’t need to install anything else to get flapjack up and running with a vanilla configuration.
If you just want to have a quick play with Flapjack, use vagrant-flapjack, as this will also take care of creating and setting up a virtual machine using one of the above platforms, and installing flapjack for you.
To install the package on one of the platforms above, add the Flapjack repository to your sources, and install the flapjack package:
Add the Flapjack package signing key:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv 8406B0E3803709B6
Add the Flapjack package repository corresponding to your distro and release (pick one of the following to run):
# Ubuntu Precise echo 'deb http://packages.flapjack.io/deb/v2 precise main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/flapjack.list # Ubuntu Trusty echo 'deb http://packages.flapjack.io/deb/v2 trusty main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/flapjack.list # Debian Wheezy echo 'deb http://packages.flapjack.io/deb/v2 wheezy main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/flapjack.list
Go forth and install:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install flapjack
Copy and paste the following lines in one go to add the Flapjack package repository to your yum repository list:
cat >/etc/yum.repos.d/flapjack.repo << EOL [flapjack-v2] name=Flapjack v2 baseurl=http://packages.flapjack.io/rpm/v2/flapjack/centos/6/x86_64/ enabled=1 EOL
Install the package:
yum install --nogpgcheck flapjack
Nb: You’ll need to start up redis-flapjack and then flapjack on CentOS, instructions forthcoming. TODO
More details are available at packages.flapjack.io
You should now find that flapjack and redis have started up. Try visiting the flapjack web interface.
If you’re determined to run Flapjack on an unsupported platform, you can install the Flapjack ruby gem as follows:
Install build-essential, and Ruby 2.1 using rbenv, and then run:
gem install flapjack
The default configuration file is located at /etc/flapjack/flapjack_config.toml.
Flapjack is made of a number of components, all accessible via the Flapjack executable.
Information on each command can be accessed by running
flapjack command help
flapper - Artificial service that oscillates up and down, for use in http://flapjack.io/docs/1.0/usage/oobetet receiver - Receive events from external systems and sends them to Flapjack server - Server for running components (e.g. processor, notifier, gateways) simulate - Simulates a check by creating a stream of events for Flapjack to process