This is a comprehensive course designed to show how to setup local development environments using Vagrant and related tools.
Just Updated: May 25, 2015! New bonus section added (Chef Solo).
Course Outline Introduction provides an overview for the course, cover the core concepts for Vagrant, how to get the course materials.
Installation provides step-by-step instructions on how to setup Vagrant, VirtualBox, and other tools needed for the rest of the course on both Windows and Mac platforms.
Getting Started walks through the basics of using Vagrant and how to version control (using Git) a project using Vagrant.
Boxes covers how to find, manage and use Vagrant boxes.
Plugins walks through finding, using and managing plugins in Vagrant in order to extend Vagrant’s functionality.
Provisioning covers how to write file and shell provisioners to automatically install software when Vagrant first runs or on demand. After learning the basics of provisioning, this section ends with a full-fledged LAMP-stack provisioned.
Multiple Virtual Machines walks through using Vagrant with a multiple VM configuration, when we dissect the LAMP stack in the previous section and create two virtual machine definitions within one configuration file.
Conclusion has some final thoughts on Vagrant and provides links to resources for additional learning.
Bonus! sections feature advanced topics like creating custom Vagrant boxes and using the Chef Solo provisioner.
Course Features Presentations provide audio/video training of conceptual ideas in each major area or introduction of new concepts.
Screencasts provide a video of the instructor’s computer system with any actions, commands, or screens displayed and narrated. There are several hours of screencat video content — it makes up the vast majority of the course. Any command line based screencast will include a command listing in the lecture downloads.
Several attachments throughout the course provide supplemental information, illustrations, or other reference material.
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Vagrant Up! Comprehensive development system automation
Go from zero to hero by solving the development system dilemma with automation and versioned configuration with Vagrant
Table of contents
You will learn
✓ Write provisioning scripts to automatically setup Vagrant managed environments
✓ Solve the development box setup problem
• Basic computer skills, intermediate experience recommended
• Ability to install software (admin rights)
• Modern Mac / Windows computer (within last 5 years), 64-bit operating system recommended
• Recommended: Virtualization chipset support (VT-x, etc)
• Recommended: Some exposure to computer programming
• Recommended: Experience using the command line or shell terminal
• Recommended: Exposure Linux and/or Bash shell environment
• Recommended: Exposure to desktop virtualization (VirtualBox, VMWare Player/Workstation, Parallels, etc)
This course is for
• DevOps, IT Operations, Development Support
• IT Managers
• Anyone who hates “It works on my machine!”