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Create a Marathon stack

Introduction

This guide will help you build a Marathon stack. Marathon is a production-grade container orchestration platform for Mesosphere’s Datacenter Operating System (DC/OS) and Apache Mesos.

You can configure the number of VMs and applications installed on each VM instance. Along with configuring VMs size. Your new team members will be able to use your stack to build their VMs environment and start working from day one.

Step by step guide

  1. Click Stacks

    Click Stacks

  2. Click New Stack

    Click new stack

  3. Choose Marathon and click Create Stack

    Choose Marathon provider

  4. You will now see the default stack template for Marathon. You can give your stack a name by clicking on the Edit Name on top beside your stack title. The three tabs represent:

    1. Custom variables: define custom variables to use in your stack template, hidden from Team members
    2. Readme: this text will be shown in a message box when your team starts to build this stack. You can add instructions or notes for your team to read
    3. Credentials: add your Marathon account credentials here

    Stack template

    Review the Stack Template file to add/modify/remove any of your VM configurations

    Click on the stack name to return to your Stack template editor.

  5. Edit your Readme section to greet your team and provide them with information or instructions. You can use markdown format

    Read Me

  6. Go to the Credentials tab and click Add A New Credential

    Credentials

  7. For this step you will need to have your Marathon URL, Basic Auth User & Basic Auth Password. You can generate and acquire yours from your Marathon account

    • Title: add a name to your key pairs, the title is a name for your reference it can be any name you want make it something easy to remember your credentials with. 
    • URL: your Marathon URL
    • Basic Auth User: your Marathon basic authentication username
    • Basic Auth Password: your Marathon basic authentication password

    When you are done please click Save This & Continue.

    Credentials details

  8. Your Marathon credentials will be verified and you will be directed back to the Stack Template editor. Also the red exclamation mark that used to appear beside your Credentials tab should disappear. Click SAVE to save your stack and test your stack template file, it should save successfully

    Save Stack

  9. Click Initialize to initialize your stack

    You can have multiple stacks within a team, click Make Team Default when you want to make this stack your team’s default stack.

    Initialize Stack

  10. The build stack modal will appear, the Instructions tab will include the message you wrote in your Read Me tab. Click Next to continue

    Build Stack Instructions

  11. Click on Build Stack to start building your Stack

    You can have multiple saved credentials to use within a team, the Credentials tab in your Build stack modal allows you to choose the one you want to use with this stack template.

    Build Stack Credentials

    Your stack will start building..

    Stack Building

  12. Your stack was successfully built. Click Start Coding to start using your new VM.

    Congratulations, you can now start working on your new VM

    VM ready

    You can also see the VM running on the backend

    Marathon Backend

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