From Empty Computer to Guest OS in 5 min – Install Vagrant and VirtualBox on Ubuntu 16.04.3 Live USB

With VirtualBox, you can run guest operating systems – Linux, Windows, OSX – under Linux. Vagrant makes it easy to create a new headless guest system and connect to it with SSH. It’s very fast: less than five minutes to … Continue reading

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Hello Go world – Install and Run Go in Less Than a Minute on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Go is a new programming language. It’s similar to C++, but aims to be simpler, safer and tries to support parallel operations better. Installing Go and running “Hello world” takes less than a minute. This short tutorial shows you how … Continue reading

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Vagrant Revisited – Install & Boot New Virtual Machine in 31 seconds

Vagrant installs a new virtual machine automatically. In half a minute, you control the machine with ssh.

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Windows 10 as a Puppet Slave for Ubuntu 16.04 Master

Puppet can control Windows 10 slaves, making it much easier to administer Windows boxes. This article shows how to configure Windows 10 as a Puppet slave for an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS xenial master.

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Hello CFEngine – CFengine3 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial

This article shows you how to install CFEngine 3 on Ubuntu and write a simple “Hello World” program. Modern configuration management systems let your describe your infrastructure as code in an idempotent way. You define the target state of your … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Guest on Vagrant – vagrant init bento/ubuntu-16.04

Vagrant can install a virtual guest system in two minutes. Vagrant also configures guest SSH server automatically. To use latest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial, you should use box bento/ubuntu-16.04. $ vagrant init bento/ubuntu-16.04 $ vagrant up $ vagrant ssh That’s … Continue reading

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Prefer IPv4 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS xenial – /etc/gai.conf

New Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial prefers IPv6 connections. In some networks, this breaks software updates. You can easily fix this by making Ubuntu prefer IPv4 connections over IPv6.

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