Getting started with Vagrant

Vagrant has been getting a lot of attention, lately, for programming, testing, and lab'ing professionals.  It's a VM controller that allows you to setup your infrastructure using a single configuration file named "Vagrantfile". In this video, I show you how to get started with Vagrant (does not show install), and at the end, how to spin up 2 VM's (a web and db) while configuring IP Address, network, and hostname setting. An example config is shown: # -*- mode: ruby -*- # vi: set ft=ruby : Vagrant.configure(2) do |config| config.vm.define "web" do |web|"ubun...

Cisco OnePK VM in Parallels

Over the last couple of weeks, I've been bit by the "Automation Bug".  I want to automate everything.  Why?  Well, there are two reasons why I want to automate everything I can: Remove tedious, mundane, and repetitive tasks.  If I can do the same task over and over again, not only do I save time, but I remove any human errors from the equation. Abstract the complexities of the tasks at hand.  This is very useful when delegating the tasks to personnel who may not fully understand or know the intricacies of the steps. This week, I've started to learn about Cisco's OnePK software develop...