Generate Docker Containerized Run Time and Design Time for Oracle StreamExplorer, Event Processor and JDeveloper using Vagrant, Puppet and VirtualBox

The objective of this article: prepare an environment for experimenting with Oracle StreamExplorer using two Docker containers inside a Linux VM running on my Windows laptop. And with the smallest number of manual steps possible – as to make the environment provisioning process highly repeatable.

In recent weeks, I have published a number of articles, investigating pieces of the puzzle that come together in today’s challenge. After general introductions of the combination of Vagrant and (more...)

Simple Docker GUI for monitoring and managing containers and images – in combination with Vagrant and VirtualBox

I came across a simple Google Chrome Addon called Simple Docker GUI. It provide a GUI that allows for easy insight in and some management of Docker containers and images. Because the tool connects to the (remote) Docker API across HTTP, it can used on a different machine than the one running the Docker Engine. Because I am typically using Vagrant to spin up a Docker Host VM and subsequently the Docker Containers inside that (more...)

Vagrant, Docker, VirtualBox and the Graphical Desktop for GUI applications in Docker Containers

Although perhaps not a common occurrence, I would still like to be able to sometimes run GUI applications inside a Docker container. This may be required because an installer does not provide a silent option and has a GUI wizard I need to click my way through in order to set up the software that the container subsequently will run. It can also be because my development environment management is fully containerized, including management of (more...)

Vagrant and Docker followed by Puppet to provision complex environments

The Docker container build process has some limitations. The Docker file can quickly become unwieldy. Besides, by and large the Docker file has us execution fairly low level instructions – somewhat against the trend of using declarations rather than scripts to specify what environments should look like. Additionally, I have to admit defeat: there is no way to access files outside the Docker build context (other than through HTTP download) and there is no way (more...)

Vagrant and Docker – Next and Advanced steps with folders, ports, volumes, linking and more

This article is a continuation of the introduction to the combination of Vagrant and Docker that I started here: First steps with provisioning of Docker containers using Vagrant as provider. These first steps include how you can leverage Vagrant to create and manage a simple Docker container as well as a Virtual Box Linux VM that provides the Docker engine & infrastructure. Execution of simple Docker files was demonstrated including how to make files from (more...)

First steps with provisioning of Docker containers using Vagrant as provider

Automated environment provisioning and use of virtualization isolate environments is a topic that has become quite important to me – and to many others. From virtual machine technology, such as VMWare, VirtualBox and Oracle VM, to more recently the use of container technology and especially Docker, I am constantly trying to wrap my head around things and find ways of efficiently, smoothly hence automatedly working with environments. Vagrant has been a great tool for me (more...)

Generation of VM image for Oracle Event Processor and Stream Explorer using Vagrant and Puppet

In this article, I will introduce a set of Vagrant and Puppet configuration files that automate the creation of a Linux Virtual Box VM with Oracle Event Processor and Stream Explorer installed in it. The installation process that is automated in this article is described in all its manual glory in my earlier article: Oracle StreamExplorer and Oracle Event Processor – installation instructions to quickly get going, that describes which files to download, which (more...)

Oracle StreamExplorer and Oracle Event Processor – installation instructions to quickly get going

This article discusses the installation of Oracle Event Processor 12c on Linux 64bit and the subsequent installation of Stream Explorer on top of OEP 12c. This article assumes Linux 64bit as the operating system. More specifically: it assumes the environment that can be produced following the instructions in my article Quickly produce a Linux 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop environment using Vagrant and Puppet – as starting point for Oracle installations – Ubuntu 14. (more...)

Quickly produce a Linux 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop environment using Vagrant and Puppet – as starting point for Oracle installations

My objective in this article: create generally reusable Linux 64 bit (Ubuntu 14.0.4 with Desktop) Virtual Box Image – based on Vagrant and Puppet as to stamp out multiple copies of the image. The image should support Puppet and Git and must have a JDK installed.

I frequently want to try out new software. In many occasions this is software from Oracle, frequently still in beta. Usually this software runs best on Linux (more...)