VirtualBox networking explained

Maarten Smeets 7

VirtualBox networking is extremely flexible. With this flexibility comes the challenge of making the correct choices. In this blog, the different options are explained and some example use cases are elaborated. Access between guests, host and other members of the network is explained and the required configuration is shown. This […]

Resources for JavaOne 2015 session: Java Developer Intro to Environment Management with Vagrant, Puppet, and Docker (BOF2817)

Lucas Jellema

During JavaOne 2015, I present[ed] a Birds of Feather session (BOF 2817) on Docker for Java Developers – in combination with Vagrant and Puppet (and leveraging Virtual Box) (Monday 26th October, 9 PM, Parc 55—Embarcadero). This article provides the supporting resources for this session. These include: the slides of the […]

Docker – Take Two – Starting From Windows with Linux VM as Docker Host

Lucas Jellema 4

My first attempt with Docker was from my Windows host machine using boot2docker, as described in this article: Boot2docker is a great tool for being able to work with Docker on a Windows machine. However, I ran into limitations – such as not being able to create containers with […]

Re-establishing reference from Vagrant to VirtualBox VM

Lucas Jellema 1

Stress in the middle to demo preparation: Vagrant refused to bring up my suspended VMs. The message is wrote: D:\GitHub\biemond-orawls-vagrant-12.1.3-infra-soa>vagrant resume soa2admin2==> soa2admin2: VM not created. Moving on… After some Googling I discovered that the link between Vagrant and my VM consists of a the file called “id” in the […]

Quick generation of a VirtualBox VM with Oracle Database EE on CentOS 5.6

Lucas Jellema 2

A short time ago, Oracle released Oracle Database 12c – release With a bunch of goodies that I would like to try out. This release can be downloaded from OTN: And subsequently I can create or clone a Virtual Machine, do the necessary preparations and run the installer. […]

Fastest way to a Virtual Machine with JDeveloper 12.1.3 and Oracle Database XE 11gR2 – on Ubuntu Linux 64 bit

Lucas Jellema 7

In a previous article I have explained in quite a bit of detail how to create the Vagrant and Puppet scripts for stamping out a Virtual Box VM with Oracle Database XE 11gR2 and JDeveloper 12.1.3 (with ADF 12.1.3) on top of Ubuntu (64bit Linux): If you want to […]

Google goes into browsers too – challenging Internet Explorer and Firefox and launching the SaaS VM to really challenge the fat client

Lucas Jellema 11

Normally important news on IT subjects comes to me via IT media – blogs, discussion forums, newsletters and rumors & gossip. This morning, my newspaper carried the story on Google’s browser initiative: Google Chrome. A web-browser – “that aims to push forward Internet innovation and elevate user expectations”. Just what […]