Thanks to docker, trying something out w/o having to figure out all the dependencies and pollute your system has become really easy. This is how I started with Storm and this is the way we now help others to try FsShelter as well – fsshelter-samples container.
The container includes an installation of Storm, Mono, F# and a pre-built clone of FsShelter repo. Original build of Mono (4.2.1) caused processes to crash now and then and was an interesting study in how Storm deals with failures and what it means for processing guarantees. Current version (4.2.3) runs solid and may deprive you from witnessing Storm restarting all the components… you may have to crash them yourself 🙂