Real World Vagrant For Distributed Computing - Part I

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Real World Vagrant For Distributed Computing - Part I

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Note : We have now added a "pocd_config.vm.box_version" variable to the vagrantfile so that the course uses a static version on the Centos box.

In Part I of "Vagrant for Distributed Computing" we download the tooling needed to build out a multi VM virtual environement on our desktop. We quickly boot up a Centos Linux OS using only six lines of ruby code!!

The class project contains a copy of the final vagrantfile used in part #1.

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"NoSQL", "Big Data", "DevOps" and "In Memory Database" technology are a hot and highly valuable skill to have – and this course will teach you how to quickly create a distributed environment for you to deploy these technologies on. 

A combination of VirtualBox and Vagrant will transform your desktop machine into a virtual cluster. However this needs to be configured correctly. Simply enabling multi...

Note : We have now added a "pocd_config.vm.box_version" variable to the vagrantfile so that the course uses a static version on the Centos box.

In Part I of "Vagrant for Distributed Computing" we download the tooling needed to build out a multi VM virtual environement on our desktop. We quickly boot up a Centos Linux OS using only six lines of ruby code!!

The class project contains a copy of the final vagrantfile used in part #1.

## #######################################################################

"NoSQL", "Big Data", "DevOps" and "In Memory Database" technology are a hot and highly valuable skill to have – and this course will teach you how to quickly create a distributed environment for you to deploy these technologies on. 

A combination of VirtualBox and Vagrant will transform your desktop machine into a virtual cluster. However this needs to be configured correctly. Simply enabling multinode within Vagrant is not good enough. It needs to be tuned. Developers and Operators within large enterprises, including investment banks, all use Vagrant to simulate Production environments. 

After all, if you are developing against or operating a distributed environment, it needs to be tested. Tested in terms of code deployed and the deployment code itself.

You'll learn the same techniques these enterprise guys use on your own Microsoft Windows computer/laptop.

Vagrant provides easy to configure, reproducible, and portable work environments built on top of industry-standard technology and controlled by a single consistent workflow to help maximize the productivity and flexibility of you and your team.

This course will use VirtualBox to carve out your virtual environment. However the same skills learned with Vagrant can be used to provision virtual machines on VMware, AWS, or any other provider.

If you are a developer, this course will help you will isolate dependencies and their configuration within a single disposable, consistent environment, without sacrificing any of the tools you are used to working with (editors, browsers, debuggers, etc.). Once you or someone else creates a single Vagrantfile, you just need to vagrant up and everything is installed and configured for you to work. Other members of your team create their development environments from the same configuration. Say goodbye to "works on my machine" bugs.

If you are an operations engineer, this course will help you build a disposable environment and consistent workflow for developing and testing infrastructure management scripts. You can quickly test your deployment scripts and more using local virtualization such as VirtualBox or VMware. (VirtualBox for this course). Ditch your custom scripts to recycle EC2 instances, stop juggling SSH prompts to various machines, and start using Vagrant to bring sanity to your life.

If you are a designer, this course will help you with distributed installation of software in order for you to focus on doing what you do best: design. Once a developer configures Vagrant, you do not need to worry about how to get that software running ever again. No more bothering other developers to help you fix your environment so you can test designs. Just check out the code, vagrant up, and start designing.

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