Recently, I’ve been on a run of trying out different combinations of well-known automation tools to dynamically provision and tear down some dev test infrastructure that I need for a side project. The results of which I put together into a two-part tutorial called: Provisioning Windows Server 2016 with Vagrant, Hyper-V and Chef (Part 1 – Part 2).
I chose Chef to do the configuration management piece because they’re known for being quite forward in their support for Windows platforms. If you’re involved in automation I think it’s important to be comfortable with all mainstream server operating systems, so
Part 1 in this series can be found here.
Those readers who followed on from Part 1 in this series will know that I’m working on a side project that requires testing against a CIFS/SMB storage server and that the only hardware I have access to is my normal, everyday home workstation, lest I get banished to the sofa when it’s time to sleep.
A quick summary of my other goals are:
I’m working on a side project at the moment that involves storage servers, specifically CIFS/SMB shares. As it’s a side project, I’m working on it at home and I don’t have access to the resources at my day job, all I have to work with is my home workstation and network. Considering those constraints, what I really need is: