Create Vagrant Box from Existing VM

How to create a Vagrant Box from Existing VM

There are a many of amazing boxes out there available on and other site, But there is still a need to build a custom box.
Maybe we want to add a few extra things to the customized base for example development tools or automation tools for QA team etc.and Instruction or ReadMe file for new employees ..

Vagrant Machine

Vagrant is a tool for building and managing virtual machine environments and focus on automation, Vagrant lowers environment setup time,

Vagrant helps you create virtual machines on-the-fly by a set of reusable configuration files.

Why Vagrant?

Vagrant provides easy to configure, reproducible, and portable work environments built on top of industry-standard technology utilities for managing the lifecycle of machines

To achieve its magic, Vagrant stands on the shoulders of giants. Machines are provisioned on top of VirtualBox, VMware, AWS, Hyper-v or any other provider. Then, industry-standard provisioning tools such as shell scripts, Chef, or Puppet, can automatically install and configure software on the virtual machine.

more .. VAGRANT Installation and VAGRANT OFFLINE SETUP

How to Exceed the 4 vCPU limit for VM’s on Hyper-V


Many times I was asked for the way to exceed the limitation of 4 virtual processors assigned to a virtual machine for Windows Server 2008 R2.

I guess there is still many Windows Server 2008 hyper-visor running on a physical server which has much more cores, Although It is very limiting, but I will not recommend you to modify productions VM’s setting to exceed the limit.

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What is chef?

What is chef?
Chef is a infrastructure automation provisioning tool.It is a framework that makes it easy to deploy servers and application in the cloud, on-premises (physical, virtual) or in a hybrid environment, no matter the size of the infrastructure.
You can use chef to speed up application deployment and even create a continues delivery pipeline.

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VMware NSX and Software Defined Data Center


Network virtualization platform NSX and Software Defined Data Center architecture

IT organizations have gained significant benefits as a direct result of server virtualization. Server consolidation reduced physical complexity, increased operational efficiency and the ability to dynamically re-purpose underlying resources to quickly and optimally meet the needs of increasingly dynamic business applications.
VMware’s Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) architecture is now extending virtualization technologies across the entire physical data center infrastructure. VMware NSX, the network virtualization platform, is a key product in the SDDC architecture. With NSX, virtualization delivers for networking what it has already delivered for compute and storage

Step By Step NSX Deployment ..more …