I got introduced to vagrant when I was at the puppet training this month. An awesome tool that let’s you customize and deploy a vm on a provider like VMware workstation, oracle virtualbox etc. I will not go into the details of explaining what it is and how it works because theirdocumentation covers pretty much everything you need to know and get started.
I was pretty impressed at first when i saw how it worked. Like most people I use it with my virtualbox as it comes free. This blog post is intended towards those folks who have not tried it yet and would like to. I will not be doing any complex implementation here. Just a small CentOS box which is pre-built and available and we will deploy it on virtualbox using vagrant.
Before we get to the deployment part, we need three things in place. Virtualbox, vagrant and git. All three installation are pretty straight forward. The links for all three are here.
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