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Vagrant Ubuntu with Docker install

Creating an Ubuntu VirtualBox and installing Docker. Vagrantfile Vagrant.configure("2") do |config| config.vm.box = "ubuntu/bionic64" config.vm.define "docker-1" do |node| node.vm.hostname = "docker-1" config.vm.box_check_update = false config.vm.network "public_network" config.vm.provider "virtualbox" do |vb| vb.name = "docker-1" vb.memory = "2048" vb.cpus = "2" end node.vm.provision "install-docker", type: "shell", :path => "ubuntu/install-docker-2.sh" end end install-docker-2.sh cd /tmp curl -fsSL https://get.docker.com -o get-docker.sh sh /tmp/get-docker.sh vagrant up Wait for the virtual machines to get created and started. Read more...

Building a VirtualBox ISO with Packer

I wanted to try building my own Vagrant base box, I decided to use one of the chef bento templates for ease. It was moving along nicely, downloaded the ISO, verified the checksum and suddenly this error appears. VBoxManage: error: Details: code NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005), component MachineWrap, interface IMachine packer Not quite sure where to start I decided to do a quick Google, read some posts about VirtualBox modules. I was quite sure that wasn’t my issue. Read more...

VBoxManage - Manage VirtualBox VMs From The Command Line

VirtualBox is a fantastic tool, previously I had been using it from the GUI. However, recently I started running it remotely on a server and using VNC to connect and manage the virtual machines. I decided that I would rather use the command line for this task as well. However, remembering all the commands is proving difficult. So I’m going to create a list and hopefully help myself and others along the way. Read more...