Amazon Linux to Vagrant Box – part 3

In part one of this series, I described how to get the basic distribution copied down from AWS to a local partition within a virtualized environment. For part two of this series, I described putting a working kernel and kernel tool building environment on the virtual disk created during part …


Install NetApp VAAI to VMware ESXi 5.5

This is actually quite easy to do. Download the NetApp VAAI ZIP file from and then upload to a datastore accessible by your VMware ESXi system(s). In my example, I put my ZIP file in a folder called isos in the datastore named vmware_nas01. I used a VMware management …


Amazon Linux to Vagrant box

Run up Chef tests against an Amazon Linux image via Vagrant (both VMware Fusion/ Workstation, and Virtualbox instances) without having to wait and pay for EC2 instances to launch and be destroyed.