Real World Vagrant For Distributed Computing
What you'll learn
- Simply run a single command on your desktop, go for a coffee, and come back with a running distributed environment for cluster deployment
- Quickly build an environment where any NoSQL, IMDB or BigData software can be installed
- Ability to automate the installation of software across multiple Virtual Machines
- Basic programming or scripting experience is required.
- You will need a desktop PC and an Internet connection. The course is created with Windows in mind.
- The software needed for this course is freely available
- You will require a computer with a Virtualization chipset support - VT-x. Most computers purchased over the last five years should be good enough
- Optional : Some exposure to Linux and/or Bash shell environment
- 64-bit Windows operating system required (Would recommend Windows 7 or above)
- This course is not recommened if you have no desire to work with/in distributed computing
"NoSQL", "Big Data", "DevOps" and "In Memory Database" technology are a hot and highly valuable skill to have – and this course will teach you how to quickly create a distributed environment for you to deploy these technologies on.
A combination of VirtualBox and Vagrant will transform your desktop machine into a virtual cluster. However this needs to be configured correctly. Simply enabling multinode within Vagrant is not good enough. It needs to be tuned. Developers and Operators within large enterprises, including investment banks, all use Vagrant to simulate Production environments.
After all, if you are developing against or operating a distributed environment, it needs to be tested. Tested in terms of code deployed and the deployment code itself.
You'll learn the same techniques these enterprise guys use on your own Microsoft Windows computer/laptop.
Vagrant provides easy to configure, reproducible, and portable work environments built on top of industry-standard technology and controlled by a single consistent workflow to help maximize the productivity and flexibility of you and your team.
This course will use VirtualBox to carve out your virtual environment. However the same skills learned with Vagrant can be used to provision virtual machines on VMware, AWS, or any other provider.
If you are a developer, this course will help you will isolate dependencies and their configuration within a single disposable, consistent environment, without sacrificing any of the tools you are used to working with (editors, browsers, debuggers, etc.). Once you or someone else creates a single Vagrantfile, you just need to vagrant up and everything is installed and configured for you to work. Other members of your team create their development environments from the same configuration. Say goodbye to "works on my machine" bugs.
If you are an operations engineer, this course will help you build a disposable environment and consistent workflow for developing and testing infrastructure management scripts. You can quickly test your deployment scripts and more using local virtualization such as VirtualBox or VMware. (VirtualBox for this course). Ditch your custom scripts to recycle EC2 instances, stop juggling SSH prompts to various machines, and start using Vagrant to bring sanity to your life.
If you are a designer, this course will help you with distributed installation of software in order for you to focus on doing what you do best: design. Once a developer configures Vagrant, you do not need to worry about how to get that software running ever again. No more bothering other developers to help you fix your environment so you can test designs. Just check out the code, vagrant up, and start designing.
Who this course is for:
- Software engineers who want to expand their skills into the world of distributed computing
- System Engineers that want to expand their skillsets beyond the single server
- Developers who want to write/test their code against a valid distributed enviroment
I spent 6 years at "Royal Bank of Scotland" and 5 years at the investment bank "BNP Paribas" developing and managing Interest Rate Derivatives services as well as engineering and deploying In Memory DataBases (Oracle Coherence), NoSQL and Hadoop clusters (Cloudera) into production.
In 2016, I left to start my own training, POC-D. "Proof Of Concept - Delivered", which focuses on delivering training on IMDB (In Memory Database), NoSQL, BigData and DevOps technology.
From Q3 2017, this will also include FinTech Training in Capital Markets using Microsoft Excel (Windows), JVM languages (Java/Scala) as well as .NET (C#, VB.NET, C++/CLI, F# and IronPythyon)
I have a YouTube Channel, publishing snippets of my videos. These are not courses. Simply ad-hoc videos discussing various distributed computing ideas.
Check out my website and/or YouTube for more info
See you inside ...