- Website: http://vagrantup.com
- Source: http://github.com/mitchellh/vagrant
- Mailing list: Google Groups
Vagrant is a tool for building and distributing virtualized development environments.
By providing automated creation and provisioning of virtual machines using Oracle’s VirtualBox, Vagrant provides the tools to create and configure lightweight, reproducible, and portable virtual environments. For more information, see the part of the getting started guide on “Why Vagrant?”
First, make sure your development machine has VirtualBox installed. The setup from that point forward is very easy, since Vagrant is simply a rubygem.
gem install vagrant
To build your first virtual environment:
vagrant init lucid32 http://files.vagrantup.com/lucid32.box vagrant up
Note: The above
vagrant up command will also trigger Vagrant to download the
lucid32 box via the specified URL. Vagrant only does this if it detects that
the box doesn't already exist on your system.
Getting Started Guide and Video
To learn how to build a fully functional rails development environment, view the getting started guide.
There is also a fairly short (12 minute) getting started video which explains how to build a fully functional LAMP development environment, which covers a few parts of Vagrant in more detail than the website guide.
Installing the Gem from Git
If you want the bleeding edge version of Vagrant, we try to keep master pretty stable and you're welcome to give it a shot. The following is an example showing how to do this:
Contributing to Vagrant
To hack on vagrant, you'll need bundler which can
be installed with a simple
gem install bundler --pre. Afterwords, do the following:
bundle install rake
This will run the test suite, which should come back all green! Then you're good to go!
If you want to run Vagrant without having to install the gem, you may use
bundle exec bin/vagrant help