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Autoupdating VirtualBox Guest Additions with vagrant-vbguest

If you’re a fan of Vagrant and VirtualBox like me, you’ve probably got lots of resources you use it for. We get into the habit of bringing systems up and down thanks to the ease of Vagrant and VirtualBox working together, but one thing we often forget to do is to keep everything up to date because that’s not part …

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Run the AWS Shell Quickly and Easily in a VirtualBox Instance Using Vagrant

Because we like the Martha Stewart pre-baked oven version of things, this is the shortcut to running the AWS CLI without having to dirty up your own local environment. Why use a Sandbox? While development entirely using your local machine is handy, there can often be configuration issues, and also conflicts with other development libraries. In my earlier post, you …

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Using Vagrant and VirtualBox to Run Sandbox Environments

One of the things that I’ve done lately is to ensure that I keep my laptop clean of any development tools. The reason is that I have run into a lot of problems with conflicts around versions, platforms, and general oddities that come as I deploy more and more different environments onto a single machine. Using Virtualbox and Vagrant for …

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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 …