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Vagrant – Configuring the Vagrantfile

Building the Vagrantfile In the last post we looked into how to install Vagrant, took at brief look the Vagrantfile, a look at atlas, brought up a box and finally destroyed it. In this post we’ll look at some of the more advanced ‘Vagrantfile’ configurations to help you make the most out …

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Ansible – Basic Lab Build

Building the Sandbox Following on from our introduction to Ansible post, here we will start to take a practical look at using Ansible. Our first step and the purpose of this post will be to build a basic sandbox environment. A video walkthrough has been included at the end of this post Pre-requisites As with …

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Vagrant – First Steps

Installing Vagrant and Virtualbox This post will cover how to get started with Vagrant from downloading the software to launching and destroying your first box. Pre-Requisites No specific pre-requisites are specified though if you have never heard of Vagrant you may want to take a look at our Introduction to …

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Introduction to Ansible

What is it? Ansible is an open source IT automation tool for application deployment, configuration management and device orchestration. Ansible have two offerings ‘Ansible Core’ and an enterprise level offering called ‘Ansible Tower’ which is a licensable product. Ansible Core however, remains open source and will remain the focus for …

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Introduction to Vagrant

What is it? Primarily used for building environments to allow development and testing. Vagrant uses a central repository of pre-configured systems that can be downloaded and stood up as necessary. This enables you to build environments without wasting time building base OSs and installing common applications. Vagrant on its own is …

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