How To Install Vagrant on CentOS 8

Install Vagrant on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Vagrant on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, a Vagrant is a command-line tool for building and managing virtualized development environments. With Vagrant, you can set up your development environments in seconds on various virtualization platforms/providers such as KVM, VirtualBox, VMware, Parallels, Hyper-V, and Docker.

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 Vagrant virtual development environment on a CentOS 8 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 8.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • 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 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing Vagrant on CentOS 8.

The prerequisite is you need to install Virtualbox before working on Vagrant because Vagrant uses Virtualbox to install virtual machines:

Next, download the latest stable version of Vagrant. Visit the Vagrant downloads page to see if there is a new version of Vagrant available:

sudo dnf install https://releases.hashicorp.com/vagrant/2.2.6/vagrant_2.2.6_x86_64.rpm

Confirm installation of Vagrant by checking the version installed and the help page:

vagrant --version

Step 3. Started Project with Vagrant.

The first step is to create a directory that will be the project root directory. Create the project directory and switch to it with:

mkdir ~/vagrant-project
cd ~/vagrant-project

In this example, we’ll use the ubuntu/bionic64 box. Run the following command to initialize a new project Vagrantfile:

vagrant init ubuntu/bionic64

Next, run the vagrant up command to create and configure the virtual machine as defined in Vagrantfile:

vagrant up

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Vagrant. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing a Vagrant virtual development environment on your CentOS 8 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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