Vagrant (via Homestead)

If you prefer to use Vagrant to run Snipe-IT, you can use Laravel Homestead to manage your installation. Homestead is basically a Vagrant image that already has all of the server components Snipe-IT needs, with some additional tools layered over it.

There is a great Homestead primer here which will be useful in figuring out how Homestead works overall, but your overall steps will look like this:

Install Homestead

Homestead requires Vagrant and VirtualBox. User-friendly installers are available for all of the common operating systems, including OS X, Linux and Windows.

vagrant box add laravel/homestead
==> box: Loading metadata for box 'laravel/homestead'
    box: URL:
==> box: Adding box 'laravel/homestead' (v0.2.2) for provider: virtualbox
    box: Downloading:
==> box: Successfully added box 'laravel/homestead' (v0.2.2) for 'virtualbox'!

Then install the Homestead cli tools using Composer.

composer global require "laravel/homestead=~2.0"
Changed current directory to /Users/wjgilmore/.composer
./composer.json has been updated
Loading composer repositories with package information
Updating dependencies (including require-dev)
  - Installing symfony/process (v2.6.3)
    Downloading: 100%

  - Installing laravel/homestead (v2.0.8)
    Downloading: 100%

Writing lock file
Generating autoload files

You can do this anywhere on your system, it doesn't have to be in a special Snipe-IT directory.)

After this command has completed, make sure your ~/.composer/vendor/bin directory is available within your system PATH. This is because the laravel/homestead package includes a command-line utility (aptly named homestead) which you’ll use to create your Homestead configuration directory:

homestead init
Creating Homestead.yaml file... ok
Homestead.yaml file created at: /Users/agianotto/.homestead/Homestead.yaml

Next you'll want to edit your Homestead.yml file to look something like this:

ip: ""
memory: 2048
cpus: 1

    - homestead

authorize: /Users/agianotto/.ssh/

- /Users/agianotto/.ssh/id_rsa

- map: /Users/agianotto/projects
to: /home/snipe-it

- map:
to: /home/vagrant/Code/snipe-it/public

- key: APP_ENV
value: local

In your Homestead.yml file, you'll be mapping the directory on your local machine to the Homestead instance, since Homestead simply shares files from your local computer.

Make sure you use the absolute path to the directories you want to share with your Homestead instance.

SSHing Into Your Homestead Instance

To SSH into your Homestead instance, run:

ssh [email protected] -p 2222

(Remember you already associated your Homestead instance with your SSH key in your Homestead.yml file.)

Please see the Laravel Homestead configuration documentation for additional details on the Homestead confiuguration file.