How To Install Vagrant on CentOS 7

Install Vagrant on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Vagrant on your CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, a 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 your OS. By default, the 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 the step-by-step installation of the Vagrant virtual development environment on a CentOS 7 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 7.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

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 command:

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:

wget https://releases.hashicorp.com/vagrant/1.8.1/vagrant_1.8.1_x86_64.rpm

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:

vagrant -v

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Vagrant. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing a Vagrant virtual development environment on your CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Vagrant website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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