Vagrant: Not just for developers

Sat, May 10 2014 - Originally presented at LOPSA-East 2014

Vagrant’s tag line is ‘Development environments made easy’, and it is indeed a tool that vastly improves working with developer virtual machines. However, it can also make the life of a Systems Administrator much easier, providing throwaway test environments to help with troubleshooting, deploying new infrastructure, and playing with new technologies.

This class will take you through the fundamentals of vagrant, what it provides over and above virtualbox/vmware alone, getting your first virtual machine running, setting upnetworking, provisioning with configuration management tools, and creating your own boxes.