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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 help with your performance on …

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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 …