Install Vagrant, a free tool to automate VM provisioning
As IT professionals, we wear lots of hats. One of those hats is typically the “new project” hat. I’m talking about the one that’s inherited when your boss comes in and says, “We need to look into application X. Download it, play around with it, and give the team a demo of it in three weeks.” This is the start of the infamous proof of concept (POC). This is when you have no experience with a product and need to bring it up quickly and poke at it.
What’s your first step? Do you create a VM on your company’s VMware or Hyper-V environment, wait a week for other teams to provision resources for you, and then hear constant reminders not to fool with “production stuff,” because this is just a test thing? If so, there’s a better way—with a product called Vagrant…
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