Development Environments Made Easy!



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  • Latest Version

    Vagrant 2.4.1 LATEST

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    Daniel Leblanc

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    Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 64 / Windows 11

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Vagrant provides the same, easy workflow regardless of your role as a developer, operator, or designer. It leverages a declarative configuration file which describes all your software requirements, packages, operating system configuration, users, and more.

Vagrant for PC is an open-source tool for building and managing virtualized development environments. It automates the setup of virtual machines (VMs) using configurations written in a simple, human-readable format. Developers can use Vagrant to create consistent development environments across different machines, making it easier to collaborate on projects and ensure that everyone is working in the same environment.

The cost of fixing a bug exponentially increases the closer it gets to production. It aims to mirror production environments by providing the same operating system, packages, users, and configurations, all while giving users the flexibility to use their favorite editor, IDE, and browser. It also integrates with your existing configuration management toolings like Ansible, Chef, Docker, Puppet or Salt, so you can use the same scripts to configure Vagrant 64 bit as production.

The program works on Mac, Linux, Windows PC, and more. Remote development environments force users to give up their favorite editors and programs. It works on your local system with the tools you're already familiar with. Easily code in your favorite text editor, edit images in your favorite manipulation program, and debug using your favorite tools, all from the comfort of your local laptop.

Vagrant is trusted by thousands of developers, operators, and designers everyday. Here are just a few of the organizations that choose the app to automate their development environments, in lightweight and reproducible ways.

Main Features
  • Automates the creation and configuration of virtual machines.
  • Supports various virtualization providers such as VirtualBox, VMware, and Hyper-V.
  • Provides a command-line interface for managing VMs and configurations.
  • Supports provisioning tools like Puppet, Chef, and Ansible for configuring VMs.
  • Allows sharing of development environments via Vagrantfiles.
User Interface

It primarily operates through the command line interface (CLI). However, it also integrates with development tools and IDEs, providing a seamless experience for developers.

Installation and Setup

Installing this tool is straightforward. Users can download the appropriate installer for their operating system from the official website and follow the on-screen instructions. Once installed, users need to configure Vagrant by creating a Vagrantfile in their project directory.

How to Use
  • Install the app on your system.
  • Navigate to your project directory and create a Vagrantfile.
  • Configure the Vagrantfile to specify the desired VM settings and provisioning.
  • Run vagrant up to create and provision the VM.
  • Access the VM using vagrant ssh or interact with it using other Vagrant commands.

Can Vagrant be used for production environments?
While Vagrant is primarily designed for development environments, it can be adapted for production use with caution and proper configuration.

Does Vagrant support Windows as a host operating system?
Yes, it supports Windows as both a host and guest operating system. However, certain features may be limited compared to Linux and macOS.

Can I use Vagrant with cloud providers like AWS or Azure?
Yes, it can integrate with cloud providers to manage VMs in the cloud. However, additional plugins may be required for seamless integration.

How does Vagrant handle networking between host and guest machines?
It automatically sets up a private network between the host and guest machines, allowing seamless communication without exposing ports to the host machine.

Is Vagrant free to use?
Yes, Vagrant is an open-source tool released under the MIT license, making it free for personal and commercial use.


Docker: Focuses on containerization rather than full virtualization, offering lightweight and portable development environments.

VMware Workstation Pro: Provides powerful virtualization capabilities with a user-friendly interface, suitable for both development and production use.

VirtualBox: Another open-source virtualization platform similar to VMware, offering basic virtualization features for developers.


This product is open-source and free to use. However, users may incur costs associated with the virtualization providers (e.g., VMware) or cloud services (e.g., AWS) they choose to use with Vagrant.

System Requirements
  • Operating System: Windows, macOS, Linux
  • Processor: Intel VT-x/AMD-V virtualization support (for best performance)
  • RAM: At least 4GB recommended
  • Disk Space: At least 1GB for Vagrant installation and VM storage
  • Simplifies the creation and management of development environments.
  • Provides consistency across different machines and team members.
  • Integrates with popular provisioning tools for configuration management.
  • Supports various virtualization providers and cloud platforms.
  • Open-source and free to use.
  • Steeper learning curve compared to simpler development tools.
  • Requires familiarity with command-line interface and configuration files.
  • Performance overhead compared to running applications natively on the host machine.
  • Limited support for certain advanced virtualization features.

Vagrant is a powerful tool for streamlining the setup and management of development environments. By automating the creation of virtual machines and providing a consistent environment across different systems, it helps developers focus on writing code rather than dealing with environment setup.

While it may require some initial investment in learning and configuration, the benefits of using Vagrant for development far outweigh the drawbacks, making it a valuable addition to any developer's toolkit. Whether you're working on solo projects or collaborating with a team, it can significantly improve your development workflow and productivity.

Also Available: Vagrant for Mac

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What's new in this version:

- communicator/ssh: Support ECDSA type keys for insecure key replacement
- communicator/ssh: Inspect guest for supported key types
- core: Update Ruby constraint to allow Ruby 3.3
- core/bundler: Force strict dependencies for default gems
- provisioner/ansible: Support pip installation for RHEL >= 8
- util/keypair: Add support for ECDSA keys

- command/plugin: Fix plugin extension installation on Windows
- communicator/ssh: Fix private key writing on Windows
- core: Fix Vagrant SSL helper detection on macOS
- core: Fix box collection sorting
- util/platform: Fix architecture mapping for Windows