October 13, 2013

Ventriloquist demo

A while ago I stumbled across this benchmark by Brandon Liu on StackMachine’s blog comparing the numbers for performing some typical tasks on his physical machine and doing the same thing using virtual machines. The measurements were made using Discourse and compared the numbers of doing things on VirtualBox and VMware Fusion so I got curious to see how well vagrant-lxc shared folders would perform. What I ended up finding is that it seems that Discourse provides a base box that was configured by hand and the Chef cookbooks used only deal with some basic stuff and I’d have to either do things by hand or write some provisioning scripts on my own. Read more

September 11, 2013

Announcing Ventriloquist

Although I’ve been writing about and working on a lot of Vagrant related stuff lately, I need to say that I’m not a “DevOps guy”. My day to day job still consists of building web apps using Ruby On Rails and even though I like using Puppet (and recently Chef), my daily work does not involve any sort of machine configuration management. Configuring a Vagrant development environment is not an easy task. Read more

August 7, 2013

vagrant-lxc 0.5.0 and beyond

Last week I was able to release vagrant-lxc 0.5.0 and on this post you’ll get to know about some cool new stuff and the upcoming work I have in mind to reach what I believe would be a nice 1.0.0 milestone. 0.5.0 goodies This release it mostly related to the “user experience” of using the plugin. Apart from some highlights you’ll get to know below, there are a few small things that makes people’s lives a bit easier: Read more

July 23, 2013

Vundler is now Bindler!

Quick update about Vundler: lots of people got confused about the plugin name because of Vim’s Vundle so we decided to rename it to Bindler. The name was originally proposed by Patrick Connolly and after seeing the pictures he pointed out (just forget about the first row ;) I thought that it’d fit nicely with a vagrant :) Please note that you’ll need to uninstall and revert Vundler’s installation before upgrading to Bindler. Read more

July 18, 2013

Crafting your own vagrant-lxc base box

As I said before, “next generation” vagrant-lxc boxes should simplify the process of “promoting” existing containers to base boxes. To back that up I’ve wrote a detailed step-by-step for creating an Ubuntu Precise and Debian Squeeze base boxes from an Ubuntu Host and I’m pretty sure it is possible to reuse the ideas from this post to build base boxes for / from other distros that suits everyone’s needs. Read more

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