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Couchbase Cloud Recipes – Pick your favorite!

Couchbase 4.x Quick Installation provide instructions to install Couchbase on your local machine.

Would you like to run Couchbase 4.x in cloud? There are plenty of recipes available!

Couchbase Cloud Recipes

Looking for detailed instructions on Couchbase Cloud Recipes?

Read more about it in Couchbase Cloud Deployments. Are there any other cloud/hosting solution where you you would like to see Couchbase running? Did I miss one where Couchbase already runs?

How is your experience of running Couchbase in the cloud?

Couchbase partners provide a complete list of partners.

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Vagrant with Docker provider, using WildFly and Java EE 7 image

What is Vagrant?

vagrant-logoVagrant is a simplified and portable way to create virtual development environments. It works with multiple virtualization software such as VirtualBox, VMWare, AWS, and more. It also works with multiple configuration software such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, or Salt.

No more “works on my machine”!

The usual providers are, well, usual. Starting with version 1.6, Docker containers can be used as one of the backend providers as well. This allows your development environment to be based on Docker containers as opposed to full Virtual Machines. Read more about this at docs.vagrantup.com/v2/docker/index.html.

The complete development environment definition such as the type of machine, software that needs to be installed, networking, and other configuration information is defined in a text file, typically called as Vagrantfile. Based upon the provider, it creates the virtual development environment.

Read more about what can be defined in the file, and how, at docs.vagrantup.com/v2/vagrantfile/index.html.

Getting Started with Vagrant

Getting Started Guide is really simple and easy to follow to get your feet wet with Vagrant. Once your basic definition is created, the environment can be started with a simple command:

The complete set of commands are defined at docs.vagrantup.com/v2/cli/index.html.

Default provider for Vagrant is VirtualBox. An alternate provider can be specified at the CLI as:

This will spin up the Docker container based upon the image specified in the Vagrantfile.

Packaging Format

Vagrant environments are packaged as Boxes. You can search from the publicly available list of boxes to find the box of your choice. Or even create your own box, and add them to the central repository using the following command:

Vagrant with WildFly Docker image

After learning the basic commands, lets see what does it take to start a WildFly Docker image using Vagrant.

The Vagrantfile is defined at github.com/arun-gupta/vagrant-images/blob/master/docker-wildfly/Vagrantfile and shown in line:

Clone the git repo and change to docker-wildfly directory. Vagrant image can be started using the following command:

and shows the output as:

This will not work until #5187 is fixed. But at least this blog explained the main concepts of Vagrant.