These instructions will guide you through an example project for the ‘Continuous Delivery’ workshop.

You will deploy the website through several stages:

dev -> ci -> qa -> prod


To start the workshop right away we ask you to bring a laptop and prepare it as follows:

  • Install VirtualBox: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
  • Install Vagrant http://www.vagrantup.com/downloads.html
  • Ensure that you have at least 2.5GB of free space on your hard disk
  • Ensure that your USB port is working so that we can provide the image via a portable Hard Drive/Stick.
  • Make sure you don’t use local ports like 8181 and 8153. We need these ports for accessing the apps on the VirtualMachine

File structure of the example project

├── README.md                     General instructions
├── Vagrantfile                   Config for starting the VM
├── app                           Example app for the workshop
└── vendor                        External files from vendors
    ├── Vagrant-1.4.3.dmg
    ├── Vagrant_1.4.3.msi
    ├── vagrant_1.4.3_i686.deb
    ├── vagrant_1.4.3_i686.rpm
    ├── vagrant_1.4.3_x86_64.deb
    ├── vagrant_1.4.3_x86_64.rpm
    ├── VirtualBox-4.3.2-90405-Win.exe
    ├── VirtualBox-4.3.2-90405-OSX.dmg
    └── ubuntu-12.04.2-amd64.box

How to use the example project

  • Insert USB Stick
  • Copy folder cd_workshop to local disk
  • Eject the USB stick and pass it to the next student
  • Install VirtualBox and Vagrant from vendor (if not installed already)
  • Open the terminal and go to the folder on your local disk
  • Run vagrant up on the terminal
    Now the virtual machine starts up and consumes the local ports. It fetches the .box file from ./vendor to create the VM
  • Open http://localhost:8153/ in your browser to see the CI-Server working
  • Open http://localhost:8181/ to see the umbrella page for our web project we will working on
http://localhost:8181/workshop-dev  - Current status in `app`
http://localhost:8181/workshop-ci   - Stage after build
http://localhost:8181/workshop-qa   - Stage after tests
http://localhost:8181/workshop-prod - Production
  • SSH into the machine with vagrant ssh.
    You should be able to run every command that is needed for the workshop as user vagrant.
    You can use sudo without a password.
  • In case you need the username and password:
Username: vagrant
Password: vagrant
  • Go to the folder /vagrant/app, make changes and push them
cd /vagrant/app

git add .
git commit -m "Update content"
git push origin master
  • See the CI-Server in action while fetching the changes and running the tests: http://localhost:8153/view/CD-Pipeline/
  • Improve the application and push the updates, when you are satisfied with your results.
    You can edit the code directly on the host in your favourite editor / IDE.
  • Approve the changes by starting the deployment to the next stage


F: Do I really need VirtualBox or may I use VMWare Workstation as well?
A: We are using VirtualBox for our workshop. VMWare Workstation is currently not supported.