Building your own CoreOS Army with Vagrant, because Orchestration Rocks

I’m all about saving time, money, and making things simple to use. Luckily, CoreOS and Vagrant have become a big part of making that happen for me lately with a lot of work I’ve been doing in and out of my day-to-day lab experiences. It was especially exciting for me today as I had an … Read more

C.R.E.A.M. – Cache Rules Everything Around Me – with vagrant-cachier

One of the challenges with using Vagrant and VirtualBox for my labs is that I run download processes over and over again. This is good for testing, but not very good for time and bandwidth usage. When we have really aggressive downloading needs like apt repository files and such, there is something that can really … Read more

Starting with Vagrant and VirtualBox: A Basic Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server

As a part of my #vDM30in30 post series, I’ve got some lab work that we will be doing together. This is the start which will be the foundation for the next set of posts that work with Vagrant and VirtualBox. We are about to go on an adventure together! Using Vagrant is becoming a standard … Read more

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 … Read more