Books / Setting Up Development Environment on macOS / Chapter 23
Create and configure lightweight, reproducible, and portable development environments. Vagrant is a tool for managing virtual machines via a simple to use command line interface.
homebrew-cask, if you don’t have it refer to this section.
Vagrant uses Virtualbox to manage the virtual dependencies. You can directly download virtualbox and install or use Homebrew for it. Notice that macOS High Sierra 10.13 introduces a new feature that requires user approval before loading new third-party kernel extensions. In case of failure follow the instructions here.
brew install --cask virtualbox
Now install Vagrant either from the website or use Homebrew for installing it.
brew install --cask vagrant
Vagrant-Manager helps you manage all your virtual machines in one place directly from the menu bar.
brew install --cask vagrant-manager
Add the Vagrant box you want to use. We’ll use Ubuntu 12.04 for the following example.
vagrant box add precise64 https://vagrantcloud.com/hashicorp/boxes/precise64/versions/1.1.0/providers/virtualbox.box
You can find more boxes at Vagrant Cloud.
Now create a test directory and
cd into the test directory. Then we’ll initialize the vagrant machine.
vagrant init precise64
Now lets start the machine using the following command.
You can ssh into the machine now.
Halt the vagrant machine now.
Other useful commands are