Archipel

A centralized tool for managing Virtual machines and instances, such as creating, booting, migrating, snapshots, packaging, networking, monitoring, VNC client and much more! Allows you to control virtual machines through web based UI or an IRC bot

     

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Bento

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

     

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Boxstarter

Repeatable, reboot resilient windows environment installations made easy using Chocolatey packages. When its time to repave either bare metal or virtualized instances, locally or on a remote machine, Boxstarter can automate both trivial and highly complex installations. Compatible with all Windows versions from Windows 7/2008 R2 forward.

     

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Fabric8

fabric8 is an end to end development platform spanning ideation to production for the creation of cloud native applications and microservices

     

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Packer

Packer is a tool for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms (like VirtualBox, VMWare, EC2, DigitalOcean, etc) from a single configuration file.

     

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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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VMFest

A Pallet plugin which converts VirtualBox into a cloud platform

     

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