A practical guide to Vagrant
About the Book
Portable and Disposable environments for effective development
How many times did you hear the sentence "it works on my machine"? With Vagrant, this excuse won't cut anymore. Your environments will be exactly the way you want them to be, targeting specific projects for different needs. Portable, disposable and reproducible. As easy as cloning a repository and running "vagrant up".
This book covers from basic to advanced concepts on Vagrant, including important ProTips to improve your Vagrant projects and to avoid common mistakes. It is updated to cover recent features like Vagrant Share and Vagrant Push.
Configuration Management Tools
Vagrant Cookbook comes with quick guides to 3 of the most popular configuration management tools out there, which can be used as provisioners for Vagrant: Ansible, Puppet and Chef. Following the guide, a practical example will show you how to provision a basic web server running Nginx with PHP 7. Choose the tool you like the most!
Recipes for common tasks
The book also includes useful recipes for common tasks, written in Ansible, Puppet and Chef.
The complete provisioner examples are available for free on GitHub.
Vagrant Cookbook targets beginner to intermediate users, also serving as a quick getting-started guide for Ansible, Puppet and Chef.
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- Preface: Second Edition
- Preface: First Edition
- What to expect from this book
- How Vagrant Works
- Updating Vagrant
- Vagrant Commands
- Your first Vagrant Up
- Basic Example
- Defining the Box
- Defining a Provisioner
- Showing a post-up message (1.6+)
- Setting up the Network
- Setting up synchronized folders
- VBoxManage Customizations
- Vagrantfile Quick Reference - Common Options
- Getting Started with the Shell Provisioner
- Configuration Management Tools
- Practical Example
- Quick Ansible Guide
- Provisioning a PHP Web Server
- Quick Puppet Guide
- Provisioning a PHP Web Server
- Quick Chef Guide
- Provisioning a PHP Web Server
- Update First!
- NFS Performance Improvement
- Permission Problems on Synced Folders
- Log In, Fix, Automate
- VirtualBox Guest Additions
- Running Multiple Virtual Machines
- Provisioning VPSs on cloud services
- Custom Boxes
- Logging In
- Sharing your Environment
- Vagrant Connect
- Securing your Shares
- Setting Up the Vagrantfile
- Recommended Usage
- Conditional Execution
Appendix One: Vagrant Changelog
- Vagrant 1.8
- Vagrant 1.7
- Vagrant 1.6
- Vagrant 1.5
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