Build your own Vagrant Boxes with VeeWee

Posted 2013-05-05
Category DevOps
The other day I posted an article about upgrading Chef and Vagrant, and the pains you can end up having by relying on third-party vagrant boxes instead of building your own with VeeWee.

Getting started was initially confusing to me, as I knew VeeWee was a gem, so I just tried installing it directly into my application gemset. The trouble here is that VeeWee depends on the Vagrant gem version v1.0.x and Vagrant is now not only on 1.2.2 but not actually a gem anymore.

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Vagrant and Chef: Upgrade Party

Posted 2013-04-26
Category DevOps
The other day I thought to myself, I really should be using a RVM gemset for my "devops" repo, which contains all my Vagrant and Chef logic (along with submodules for everything else). This broke everything, but I got there in the end.

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Distributed Architecture Faking with Vagrant

Posted 2012-12-02
Category DevOps
Working for Kapture I've been charged with something I've never really had to do before: Managing a big-ass architecture of different servers that all handle different tasks. Theoretically I've always known how it works, and I've worked in projects that have had these systems, but I've never been put in charge of how that whole situation works out. So this little web developer had to do a lot of learning.
 

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