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Building a HashiCorp Nomad Cluster Lab using Vagrant and VirtualBox

One of the greatest things about open source and free tools is that they are…well, open source, and free!  Today I’m sharing a simple HashiCorp Nomad lab build that I use for a variety of things.  The reason I want to be able to quickly spin up local lab infrastructure is so I can get rid of the mundane repetitive …

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Talking HashiCorp with CEO Dave McJannet

This week at AWS re:Invent, I was lucky enough to be able to sit down with Dave McJannet, CEO (and fellow Canadian, eh!) of HashiCorp. As a huge fan of the HashiCorp products and story, this was especially enjoyable for me. I wanted to share some of the conversation and my thoughts with everyone here. The HashiCorp Ecosystem HashiCorp is …

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Using the –no-provision directive for Vagrant when resuming machines

It seems that there is an active issue when resuming machines using Vagrant that triggers provisioning scripts on resume and not just when doing the original vagrant up command. EXAMPLE: The issue here is that I already have the build script executed on the original vagrant build of the machine.  The scripts may not be idempotent, and could overwrite content …

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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 …