Over a million developers have joined DZone.
{{announcement.body}}
{{announcement.title}}

Spin Up New VMs in Their Own Virtual Network - A New FOSS Tool

DZone's Guide to

Spin Up New VMs in Their Own Virtual Network - A New FOSS Tool

· DevOps Zone
Free Resource

Download “The DevOps Journey - From Waterfall to Continuous Delivery” to learn learn about the importance of integrating automated testing into the DevOps workflow, brought to you in partnership with Sauce Labs.

UrbanCode recently open sourced a very nifty tool for spinning up entire virtual environments, not just machines.  So it's cool to see an interesting tool that spins up these environments one at a time, or in parallel.  You define the VM, startup scripting, and networking rules all in a simple XML file that can be version controlled. That file then becomes a template for various environments.  You just track your changes and promote topology changes in the same way you would promote code changes.

The best part about about this tool, dubbed " Terraform", is that it's free under the Apache 2.0 license.  Here's some bullet points from UrbanCode's announcement:

  • Works on top of Amazon EC2 and VMWare vSphere, with additional providers on the way
  • Configuration Management via integrations with Puppet and Chef
  • Virtual environment provisioning with the push of a button

You can find a usage of Terraform on this page, and you can download the code from here via GitHub.  If setting up the virtual environments is your deal, you owe it to yourself to check out this new tech.

Discover how to optimize your DevOps workflows with our cloud-based automated testing infrastructure, brought to you in partnership with Sauce Labs

Topics:

Opinions expressed by DZone contributors are their own.

THE DZONE NEWSLETTER

Dev Resources & Solutions Straight to Your Inbox

Thanks for subscribing!

Awesome! Check your inbox to verify your email so you can start receiving the latest in tech news and resources.

X

{{ parent.title || parent.header.title}}

{{ parent.tldr }}

{{ parent.urlSource.name }}