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Provision Virtual Machines with Vagrant

On-Demand / 33 minutes


Learn how to use Vagrant to automate and provision Virtual Machines on your local Development Environment.

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Course Instructor: Christian Lempa

Christian Lempa is an IT professional with over 10 years of experience in the industry. In a Cybersecurity Company, he works with OEM and enterprise customers as a Technical Account Manager. He loves to inspire and educate people in IT and focuses on Cloud and DevOps tools. In addition to creating courses, he is writing blog posts and creating content for IT professionals on YouTube and Social Media. Outside of his tech life, he likes to play piano, be creative, and spend time with his family.

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Course Outline

Pre-Requisites and Agenda

In this short introduction we will cover the Agenda of this course and which Pre-Requisites you should know and prepare on your Environment to follow this Course.

Introduction to Vagrant

What is Vagrant and why should you use it compared to Terraform? We cover some of the Use-Cases and target audience and how does it fit into a DevOps workflow.

Installation and Getting Started

Now that you got an idea what Vagrant is and how to use it, we will have a look how to install it and getting started with the Vagrant CLI.

Deploy our first Virtual Machine

We have prepared our environment, now we will have a look how to find the right Box Image and deploy our first Virtual Machine.

Installation and Getting Started

We start the Deployment of our Virtual Machine and attach it to a Network. You will learn how to connect your Virtual Machine to the right Network Switch and Authenticate to the Virtual Machine via SSH.

Management and Configuration

After our Machine was deployed you will learn how to manage the Machine and configure general settings.

Provider Specific Configuration

Not all configuration settings are defined in the general settings. Learn how to add Provider Specific Configuration settings to our Virtual Machine.

Provision the Virtual Machine

We will take a closer look how to provision the Virtual Machine with Shellscripts and which different Provisioning Options there are in Vagrant.

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