Cloud Foundry Vagrant Installer Now Supports Custom Buildpacks

by Alexander BorovskyOctober 14, 2013
Find out who can benefit from the updated functionality and what scenarios the new feature brings along.

Earlier this year, we released the Cloud Foundry Vagrant Installer, a tool that enables developers to run a self-contained partial Cloud Foundry v2 installation inside of a Vagrant virtual machine. Since then, we have been working on a number of updates. One of the latest things we have added is support for custom buildpacks.


Who can benefit?

So, who can enjoy the updated functionality?

  • developers of custom buildpacks
  • developers of applications that require particular non-standard buildpacks
  • anyone who wants to know if a Buildpack X would work on Cloud Foundry
  • software vendors who want to get their products (in the form of buildpacks) to a broader scope of users


What are the use cases?

Below, you will find common scenarios to employ Cloud Foundry Vagrant Installer:

  • developing and testing buildpacks and applications based on custom buildbacks
  • training: getting anyone new to Cloud Foundry to try it out with any buildpack
  • marketing: distributing your custom buildpacks (for example, IBM Liberty) as a single-click installer

You can download the Cloud Foundry Vagrant Installer from the project’s GitHub repo. For more details about custom CLoud Foundry buildpacks support, please check out this GitHub repository.


Further reading

This post was written by Alexander Borovsky and edited by Alex Khizhniak.