I recently migrated this server to a new one. New hardware, better performance, less power consumption etc…Thanks Online. I’m already using LXC on my home server and see the benefits for 8 months ago. That’s why I decided to migrate this server to LXC as well. The difference here is that I wanted to migrate my VM from KVM. All my KVM VM are on Debian Wheezy so that was pretty easy.
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Vagrant and Ansible are out in version 1.6! They are both bringing new super features. For Vagrant, each major versions are bringing incredible features, this time they are: Global Status and Control: Global Status shows you the status of all created Vagrant environments on your machine. Global Control lets you control any of these created environments from anywhere on your machine. You unfortunately need to have VM created under 1.
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Packer is a tool for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration. You can win a lot of time by testing your application on multiple environments (AWS, OpenStack, VirtualBox, Vmware…). Let’s say you’ve got a LAMP environment to deploy in production on OpenStack. However, you can’t perform your development/integration on it as you don’t have access yet. You can’t loose time and wait for it to test.
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The 1.5 version of Vagrant has been released and that’s awesome ! They finally did a Cloud where all Vagrant boxes could (https://vagrantcloud.com/) be inventoried and easily deployed through command line ! You can find my boxes here. If you want to add one, it’s really simple: vagrant box add deimosfr/debian-wheezy And the second awesome feature is…the sharing! You can for example have access to a distant and nated Vagrant instance through SSH!
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If you follow me, you should be aware that I use Vagrant every day. I wanted to get a Wheezy version with fr keyboard, up to date, correct locales and configured source.list file. I’ve also added Puppet and Chef on it. So I’ve learned on how to build a box and it’s really easy by following the documentations on the website. Here is my Debian Wheezy box based on VirtualBox provider available on DropBox or Mega.
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Pierre Mavro / Deimosfr


SRE Lead DevOps at Criteo  •  Nousmotards Co-Founder

Paris - France