1. Download the latest stable release of Tutor, uncompress the file and place the tutor executable in your path. From the command line:

    sudo curl -L "https://github.com/regisb/tutor/releases/download/latest/tutor-$(uname -s)_$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/tutor
    sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/tutor
  2. Run tutor local quickstart

  3. You’re done!

That’s it?

Yes :) This is what happens when you run tutor local quickstart:

  1. You answer a few questions about the Configuration of your Open edX platform.
  2. Configuration files are generated from templates.
  3. Docker images are downloaded.
  4. Docker containers are provisioned.
  5. A full, production-ready platform is run with docker-compose.

The whole procedure should require less than 10 minutes, on a server with a good bandwidth. Note that your host environment will not be affected in any way, since everything runs inside docker containers. Root access is not even necessary.