How to Install Vagrant on CentOS 8

Install Vagrant on CentOS 8

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to installing and configure Vagrant on CentOS 8. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Vagrant is a free and open-source software for easy provisioning and orchestration of virtual software development environments. By default, Vagrant can provision machines on top of VirtualBox, Hyper-V, and Docker. Support for other providers such as Libvirt (KVM), VMware, and AWS can be enabled via the Vagrant plugin system. Vagrant is developed by HashiCorp and distributed under MIT License.

Install Vagrant on CentOS 8

Step 1. The first command will update the package lists to ensure you get the latest version and dependencies.

sudo dnf install epel-release
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installation Vagrant on the CentOS system.

Run the following command to install Vagrant on CentOS Linux:

sudo dnf install vagrant

The official versions in the repositories might be very outdated. If you want the most recent version, go to the official Vagrant downloads page and download the latest binary file for your Linux operating systems:

wget https://releases.hashicorp.com/vagrant/2.2.15/vagrant_2.2.15_x86_64.rpm
sudo dnf install https://releases.hashicorp.com/vagrant/2.2.15/vagrant_2.2.15_x86_64.rpm

Now confirm the installation of Vagrant by checking the version installed:

vagrant --version

Step 4. Setup Vagrant Environment.

To setup Vagrant project environment, run the commands below to create a project folder in your home directory:

mkdir ~/my-vagrant-project-start
cd ~/my-vagrant-project-start

Next, download and install your operating system (Vagrant Box) of choice. For example, this command will install Ubuntu 20.04 system:

vagrant init ubuntu/20.04

Then, create and configure the virtual machine according to the Vagrantfile with:

vagrant up

The system should show the default SSH address, username, and authentication method for the new virtual machine. To ssh into the virtual machine simply run:

vagrant ssh

You can stop the virtual machine using the following command:

vagrant halt

To delete the virtual machine, use the command:

vagrant destroy

That’s all you need to do to install Vagrant on CentOS 8. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on Vagrant, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.