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Deploying a Turbonomic Control Instance on a VirtualBox Lab

The lab is an ideal way to kick the tires on new ways to do things.  This means that you may want to use the same platforms that you use in your data center right in your local environment.  Recently, I wanted to test out a lot of the integration that Turbonomic has with CloudFoundry and AWS, but I didn’t …

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Resizing your AWS VPC NAT Instance to a Lower Cost Instance Type

Let’s say that you wanted to run a lab using AWS and you need to set up a VPC. Thats a very common design that takes advantage of creating a secured Virtual Private Cloud within your AWS environment to isolate resources. There are 2 options for setting up your VPC networking for those who are going to access it directly, …

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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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Suspending and Restarting the OpenStack Cookbook Lab

In our previous post about Installing the OpenStack Cookbook on OSX, we explored the simple first steps needed to get our OpenStack lab environment up and running on OSX. This is OSX specific, but quite similar to the lab being run on Windows and Linux. I will put together a quick post to show how to do the same on …