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Deploying a Docker Sandbox using Vagrant and VirtualBox

Even with the addition of more client-side tools for running Docker, it still requires installing development tools that may impact your local environment. Plus, I’m a fan of using VirtualBox to make sandbox environments that I can spin up and tear down as needed. This means that I never have to worry about version conflicts with development languages and dealing …

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Setting up Docker Datacenter on VMware Fusion

With the release of Docker Datacenter, it seemed like a good idea to kick the tires on this new system to get a handle on what the experience is like installing, configuring, and managing the new packaged Docker offering. There are a few pre-requisites that you have to get sorted out which include: Base system to run Docker Datacenter About …

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We are Entering a Future of Bipartisan IT

Yes, that is bipartisan, not bimodal. For some reason I have always been torn on the term bimodal IT. Gartner has been using this term heavily in the last 12-18 months, and we can see that it has obviously been resonating. Bimodal IT is defined as follows: (source: screenshot from Google.com search) I fought the term for a long time …

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Clean up Exited Docker Containers With Docker PS, AWK, and Grep

As we start to mess around more with Docker, one of the things that I have to do regularly is to purge out the containers that are exited and unused. I will put the disclaimer here that this is a way to remove ALL exited containers. In other words, any container that is not running in detached mode will be …