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Vagrant Ansible Local

This Vagrant plugin allow provisioning your VM with ansible playbooks directly from the guest VM using --connection=local


install this vagrant plugin by running

vagrant plugin install vagrant-ansible-local


Your vagrant box should have ansible installed on it, if it's not the case you could use to shell provisioner to install it.


Configure your VagrantFile with the ansibleLocal provisioner:

config.vm.provision :ansibleLocal, :playbook => "ansible/ansible.yml"

In case your ansible version is between 1.5 and 1.8 and you are running into an error message saying ERROR: provided hosts list is empty, you can either add anything to your /etc/ansible/hosts file or change the configuration of the provisioner:

config.vm.provision :ansibleLocal, :playbook => "playbooks/playbook.yml", :raw_arguments => "-i 'localhost,'"


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request


  • cleanup parameters
  • auto build or mount inventory-file and prevent issue with non executable file mounted with 777
  • add command for running ansible-playbook on demand