Running Micro Cloud Foundry on localhost has the advantage of getting a standalone virtualized environment for testing purpose. Here is a brief startup guide. Our Startup Guides and Basics usually points towards the principle of usage, whereas the step by step guides shows all the steps, usually for the beginners. For the developers usually these Startup Guides and Basics are enough, whereas the starters needs to wait for the publication of the next guide for the step by step guide. Running Micro Cloud Foundry on localhost is such as Startup guide. The reason to write these lines before starting this guide for Running Micro Cloud Foundry on localhost is that, often a ‘never saw this website’ kind of users can not find the step by step guide which was published later. These we discovered from Searching pattern. Always use the search function within this website. It is quite bigger blog on Cloud Computing (in fact the website having the highest number of to do guides for Cloud related things). It can happen, that the specific branded thing is not published but the thing you want has been shown in another step by step guide.
Running Micro Cloud Foundry on localhost : Basics
Cloud Foundry itself is Open Source Platform as a Service (PaaS). Our basic target is to run Cloud Foundry on localhost so that, we can test an application or even develop it on local machine, instead of deploying it in real. This what is in the line of thought of – Cloud Application Portability. There is difference between a SDK like that officially exists for Google App Engine and really running it on own computer.
This is what you can do with Micro Cloud Foundry.
Running Micro Cloud Foundry on localhost : List of requirements
Running Micro Cloud Foundry on localhost needs few things :
- First, your localhost needs to have a processor that supports virtualization. All newer Macs by default has quite good amount of RAM and a virtualization supported processor, so practically, no checking is needed. For PC, however, you need t check if you have never used any virtualization software.
- Second, you need a free account of Cloud Foundry.
- Thirdly, you will need to have VMware Workstation (Paid) or VMware Player (Free) or VMware Fusion ( for Mac, paid) for Running Micro Cloud Foundry as VM. You can test with any other OS as VM in this Virtualization software to test whether it runs.
- Fourthly, Ruby and the vmc gem needs to be installed.
- Finally, go to this link :
Download the image and get started.