Mac (OSX 10.10) Installation

This guide will walk you through how to install and run Jellyfish-API on Mac OS X Mavericks (for Development). Generally, this guide would be used for development purposes, but you can run it in production as well. This will set up the app to run on port 3000. If you want it to run on a different port, you will need to use Apache or Nginx (this doc will not cover that).

Workspace Setup

Install Command Line Tools

Compiling some tools will require that Xcode is installed. We can do that from the command line with the following command.

xcode-select --install
Install thoughtbot Laptop Tools

This will install pretty much everything that is needed by Jellyfish (including rbenv, PostgreSQL, etc.)

curl --remote-name
sh mac 2>&1 | tee ~/laptop.log

Important: Do NOT install rvm, as that will cause conflict with rbenv

Get thoughtbot dotFiles
cd ~
git clone git://
env RCRC=$HOME/dotfiles/rcrc rcup
Clone the Repo

The following command will create a new directory and place the latest code into it.

git clone

Environment Setup

To avoid having to add environment variables we can use a .env file locally for development.

You're welcome to set the variables in your environment but it's recommended to use the file method.

Create the .env file
cd projectjellyfish
touch .env
Contents of .env file

After you have pasted the contents into the .env file change YOUR_LOCAL_USERNAME to match that of your local account name. If you're unsure of what that name is you can use whoami to see it.

Build the Application

From this point on it is assumed you are executing commands within the api directory.

Ensure tools have been installed
gem install bundler
Install dependencies
bundle install
Set Environment (OPTIONAL)

Run the following rake commands to set the environment type (development, test, production) and compile assets for that environment.

# Where ENVIRONMENT can be development, test, production
# rake assets:clobber can be used to clear out stale assets
rake assets:precompile

Create the Database

Running this CLI command will create the database for you in PostgreSQL.

rake db:create
Populate the Database

Run the following rake commands. Please note that this rake task does not create the database or the database user (those will need to be created based on the DB you are using)

rake db:setup
rake db:seed
Seed with sample data (OPTIONAL)

You only need to run rake setup:demo if you are wanting sample data (useful for development).

rake setup:demo

Start Server

rails s

Upkeep Rake Tasks

The following rake commands need to be executed to maintain Jellyfish.

# Updates the budgets for projects
rake upkeep:update_budgets
# Pull down AWS pricing (not used at the moment)
rake upkeep:get_aws_od_pricing
# Get the status of VM's from ManageIQ
rake upkeep:poll_miq_vms
# Run the delayed job workers (this is what processes the orders to the various systems
rake jobs:work

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