Setting up a MEAN stack virtual machine using virt-manager


This article describes the process to setup a mean stack virtual machine using the libvirt manager on Ubuntu 18.04

What is the MEAN Stack?

The MEAN stack is a Javascript-based web development stack. The name MEAN is an abbreviation of MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, and NodeJS.

Step 1 : Setup the VM Instance

Setup the Ubuntu virtual machine using the Minimal CD. Start and update the instance to latest version

# update to latest version of repository
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Step 2 : Install MongoDB

#install mongodb from Ubuntu repository
sudo apt-get install mongodb

Step 3 : Install NodeJS, Git, and NPM

# install nodejs git and npm from the repository
sudo apt install nodejs git npm

Step 4 : Clone the repository having the other dependencies

# clone the repository in the build path of the project
git clone

# enter the clone
cd mean

# install and setup dependencies
npm install

# spin up the server
npm start