Vagrant Part 6 - Behind A Proxy Server

vagrant/ chocolatey

Overview If you are working behind a proxy server you will need to configure both the host computer and the Vagrant virtual machines to communicate through the proxy server. It is easy to configure the proxy settings but finding the documentation is a different story. Below we will go through how to configure the proxy for the vagrant commands (up, status, box add, etc) and then how to configure the virtual machine proxy settings.

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Vagrant Part 5 - Installing Your Software

virtualbox/ vagrant/ chocolatey

Welcome to the Vagrant lesson on how to use Boxstarter to configure Windows and install software as part of the Vagrant provisioning process. Overview We have all of the needed software in place to start configuring and installing software onto our virtual machine. In this lesson, we will create an file with all of the install and configuration commands that will be executed with Boxstarter. Can I only install Chocolatey Packages?

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Vagrant Part 4 - Install Boxstarter

virtualbox/ vagrant/ chocolatey

Welcome to the Vagrant lesson on installing Boxstarter as part of the Vagrant provisioning process. What does Boxstarter give you? Boxstarter gives you the ability to bulk install Chocolatey packages plus several helper functions for Windows configuration options. When you bulk install using Boxstarter, it will detect any reboots that are triggered by MSI installers, reboot the machine and then run the Boxstarter script again. The Windows configuration helper functions that Boxstarter provides to enable or disable Windows features include items such as:

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Vagrant Part 3 - Provisioning With Chocolatey

virtualbox/ vagrant/ chocolatey

Welcome to the Vagrant lesson on installing Chocolatey as part of the Vagrant provisioning process. Overview The first thing we are going to do as part our provisioning is to install Chocolatey onto the virtual machine. As we saw in the Easy Virtual Machine Management post, having Chocolatey on a machine allows you to easily install all of our software in an automated and repeatable fashion. How to install as part of Vagrant provision?

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Vagrant Part 2 - Provisioning Introduction

virtualbox/ vagrant/ chocolatey

Welcome to the Vagrant lesson on what Vagrant provisioning is. What is Vagrant Provisioning? Provisioners allow you to automatically install software and alter configurations during the Vagrant up process. This is useful since boxes typically aren’t built perfectly for your use case. Granted you could just login to the box and install all of the software by hand. However, by using the provisioning it automates the process, make it repeatable, and requires no human interaction.

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