Automate a ScaleIO lab setup with Vagrant and VirtualBox


If you’ve read the other blog posts on ScaleIO you might be interested in running it yourself. However, you might not have your own hardware lab to run it on, but you do have a laptop or desktop, right? Awesome! That’s all you need, and we’ll go through how to get it up and running by using some really smart tools.

If you just want to see how it runs without installing anything, here’s the entire automated setup captured in asciinema, one of my new favourite tools:

First tool we’ll use is VirtualBox, a freely available and open source virtualization solution (yes, no money needed to get it but please contribute to the development!) for Windows, OS X, Linux and Solaris. Download it, install it, and that’s it. No configuration needed unless you want to change any of the defaults we’ll be working with. It is a really…

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