Vagrant

Requirements

You need a recent vagrant version, take a look here.

Installation

These steps will create a Vagrant virtual machine with all Graylog services running:

$ wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Graylog2/graylog2-images/master/vagrant/Vagrantfile
$ vagrant up

Usage

After starting the virtual machine, your Graylog instance is ready to use. You can reach the web interface by pointing your browser to the IP address of your localhost: http://<host IP>:9000

The default login is Username: admin, Password: admin.

Basic configuration

We are shipping the graylog-ctl tool with the virtual machine appliances to get you started with a customised setup as quickly as possible. Run these (optional) commands to configure the most basic settings of Graylog in the appliance:

sudo graylog-ctl set-email-config <smtp server> [--port=<smtp port> --user=<username> --password=<password>]
sudo graylog-ctl set-admin-password <password>
sudo graylog-ctl set-timezone <zone acronym>
sudo graylog-ctl reconfigure

The graylog-ctl has much more functionality and is documented here. We strongly recommend to learn more about it to ensure smooth operation of your virtual appliance.