1) Local Tooling Setup

1. git

  1. check that you have git installed

git --version

if not - install it following instructions here

2. python & pip

1) check that you have python 2 version >= 2.6.5 or python 3 version >= 3.3 installed

python --version

if not - install it choosing appropriate binary from here

2) check if you have pip python package manager install

pip --version

if not - install it following instructions from here. Basically, you need to download this script and save it on your computer https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py then run

python get-pip.py

3. ansible

1)follow this guide to install ansible. For example, you can use pip to do it:

sudo pip install ansible

2) use pip to install the following packages:

sudo pip install boto
sudo pip install boto3

4. SSH keys

  1. check if you already have a keypair:

ls -la ~/.ssh

if you get error that directory does not exist or the directory is empty, you need to follow the instructions below. If you already have key pair, you can skip this section.

Generate ssh key-pair

ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "your_email@example.com"

insert your email address there and a strong password. By default, keys will be saved to ~/.ssh/ and named id_rsa with your public key being ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub.

5. aws cli

  1. check if you have aws cli installed

aws --version

if not - install it following these instructions. The simplest way is to use pip:

pip install awscli --upgrade --user

Mac systems with homebrew installed:

brew install awscli