1. Choose an environment: Cloud or Local

Digital Rebar is multi-infrastructure: so you can get started in minutes on the cloud or take an hour and prove our bare metal features in your on-premises lab. In both cases, you’ll see our industry leading Infrastruture Pipelines first hand.

On Cloud (Terraform)

You’ll need a small Linux cloud instance with ports 8090-8092 open and your cloud API key. Walk through our cloud installation video.

On Metal (PXE & Redfish)

You’ll need a small Linux machine or VM that can host DHCP. We’ve got detailed local VM based videos to guide you through the process.

2. Install

Once you have a target system, run the Digital Rebar universal install script using the “curl bash” command to the right.

The script is a zero-touch IaC bootstrapping process that completely downloads and installs the prerequisites for a fully working system.

curl -fsSL get.rebar.digital/stable | bash -s -- install --universal
Digital Rebar Install

3. Connect

Your Digital Rebar Endpoint can be accessed via the RackN Web Portal or the command line using DRPCLI.

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The RackN Portal communicates directly with Digital Rebar Endpoint’s REST API without any proxying, VPN tunneling, or external services. By design, 

RackN never has access to your systems, credentials or data.

4. Setup

The Info & Preferences view provides an integrated System Bootstrap Wizard to guide new users through initial configuration.

Advanced users may prefer the DRPCLI for installation steps.

5. Provision

After completing the System Bootstrap Wizard, adding machines to Digital Rebar is as simple as powering them on!

The RackN Portal monitors Digital Rebar events via WebSocket so Workflow progress can be monitored in real time!

Next

We have developed a variety of video tutorials and guides for gaining an understanding of the Digital Rebar ecosystem and product.

Once you’ve installed a machine, explore our Solutions Catalog to find specific ways to bring IaC to your own environment.

Still have questions? Join our Slack Community!