Spinning Up Vars
In just a bit, we’ll turn to a couple of fairly common and substantive use cases for you to peruse with our inquisitive Refuge team, but first let’s cover some basics. We’ll dive into details so that you can develop real facility with Vars and get a sense of its versatility. Keep the visuals of Vars architecture in mind as we examine its installation, commands, and API.
Like the Fugue command-line utility, Vars is a statically linked binary, so it does not require any language runtimes or libraries to be installed. Vars comes with the Fugue CLI, so you already have it. If, however, in your infrastructure you were to create 20 EC2 instances and you want a Vars client on each one, it would be overkill to install ...