Bento

A modularized collection of Packer definitions for building machine images. A good place to start with Packer.

     

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Foreman

A complete lifecycle management tool for servers, both self-hosted and in the cloud. It allows you to create and manage instances, build and deploy images, view and audit hosts, and much more! It works with Puppet or Chef, and has multiple interaction facilities like a web frontend, CLI and a RESTful API.

     

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Opskeleton

Bootstrap a DevOps infrastructure with some opinionated defaults (vagrant, puppet, librarian-puppet, git, etc), standard development guidelines, etc. Makes it very quick to get a DevOps team up and running

     

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Vagabond

Builds local nodes for Chef using LXC (Linux Containers) which are lightweight virtual machines, thus making performance a lot faster

     

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Vagrant Cachier

A Vagrant plugin that helps you reduce the amount of coffee you drink while waiting for boxes to be provisioned by sharing a common package cache among similiar VM instances.

     

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Vagrant

Vagrant is a cross platform tool to create, boot, configure and destroy development environments. It provides a simple configuration-based approach to take a base image, boot it up, provision it (using any other provisioners), SSH, port forward, and much more. It automates the process of booting up and configuring virtual machines. It supports various providers like VirtualBox, VMWare, AWS, LXC, etc.

     

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Veewee

veewee is a great tool for building Virtual Machine images (aka base boxes). It automates most of the steps and allows you to easily create readymade images for VirtualBox/Vagrant, VMWare Fusion, KVM and Parallels. No longer need to shy away from building custom VM images!

     

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Ventriloquist

Allows easy provisioning of development VMs using declarative service and dependency management, built on top of Vagrant and Docker

     

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