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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Using VMware Fusion with Vagrant to speed software development

The Vagrant project is a popular tool for software developers to speed their development and testing efforts. The Vagrant tool enables teams of developers to share common environments and configurations using their existing collaboration tools. Linux Journal describes the problem perfectly:

“Welcome to the team! Here’s a list of 15 applications to install, the instructions are in the team room, somewhere.”

Hashicorp, a company started by Mitchell Hashimoto, one of the founders of the Vagrant project recently announced a commerical plugin that enables Vagrant to work seamlessly with VMware Fusion 5 Professional.

The number of pre-built base boxes designed for VMware Fusion is already growing fast. Getting your own software up and running using Vagrant and VMware Fusion is getting easier and easier. Much of the heavy-lifting is already taken care of using low-memory Ubuntu configurations and the Vagrant best practices. Of course Vagrant works well with configuration management tools including Puppet and Chef.

We’re excited that the power of VMware virtual machines are now available to Vagrant users with a Mac and are looking forward to future developments from the HashiCorp team.

Spread the Earth Day Cheer with Fusion Discounts

Celebrate Earth Day and go green by consolidating all your PCs into one with VMware Fusion.

A key benefit of virtualization technology is the ability to contain and consolidate the number of physical computers, which can save you money on hardware and energy costs. VMware Fusion 5 runs more than 200 operating systems as virtual machines including Windows XP through Windows 8, helping the green movement.

Contribute to a healthier planet! Save up to 20% when you buy or upgrade to Fusion 5:

This limited time offer expires April 23, 2013 11:59 pm PST.