Overview As part of my demo during my Vagrant talk, I use the opentable/win-8.1-enterprise-amd64-nocm vagrant base box with the virtualbox provider. This vagrant base box unfortunately has an issue with the vagrantfile that is included with it looking for the old/unneeded vagrant windows plugin to be installed and trying to port forward the WinRM and RDP ports without detecting if the port is already in use. Luckily, it is really easy to fix the included vagrantfile so that you can create vagrant machines but you have to do some prework before running a vagrant up using this base box.
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.
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?
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:
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?