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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 …

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Installing the OpenStack Cookbook on OSX

As an advocate for OpenStack, I am always keen to help give newcomers to the open cloud ecosystem a chance to have a positive learning experience. A great tool for that is the OpenStack Cookbook lab. I’ve been lucky enough to have helped a little along the way as a reviewer for the 2nd edition of the book, and to …

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Suspend and Resume Vagrant Boxes in Bulk in OSX and Linux

As a regular user of Vagrant in conjunction with VirtualBox for building and deploying lab environments, I often have situations where I have multiple virtual instances running at a time. The challenge with that is that sometimes my multi-node labs are having to be suspended and resumed to save on resources. It’s not difficult, but it does take multiple commands …