In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Vagrant on your CentOS 7 server. For those of you who didn’t know, Vagrant is an open-source tool for building an entire virtual development environment. Frequently, a test environment is needed for analyzing the latest release and new tools. Also, it reduces the time spent on re-building that your OS. By default, vagrant uses VirtualBox for managing the Virtualization. Vagrant acts as the fundamental configuration for managing/deploying multiple reproducible virtual environments with the same configuration.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation of Vagrant virtual development environment on a CentOS 7 server.
Install Vagrant on CentOS 7
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
yum clean all yum -y update
Step 2. Installing VirtualBox.
The prerequisite is you need to install Virtualbox before working on Vagrant because Vagrant uses Virtualbox to install virtual machines:
yum -y install gcc dkms make qt libgomp patch yum -y install kernel-headers kernel-devel binutils glibc-headers glibc-devel font-forge
Next, add the VirtualBox repository:
cd /etc/yum.repo.d/ wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/rhel/virtualbox.repo
Install the VirtualBox using
yum install -y VirtualBox-5.1 /sbin/rcvboxdrv setup
Step 3. Installing Vagrant.
First, download the latest version of the vagrant or use the following command to install Vagrant 1.8.1 which is the latest at the time of this post:
Then use the following command to install the rpm vagrant package:
yum localinstall vagrant_1.8.1_x86_64.rpm
We can verify the installation by issue command to check the installed version of Vagrant:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Vagrant. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Vagrant virtual development environment on your CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Vagrant website.