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

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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.

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