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Creating a Basic Vagrantfile

Vagrant lets us define our desired development environment. It also leverages existing platforms such as VirtualBox and Docker to provision these environments based on how we define them. In this hands-on lab, we use Vagrant alongside LXC to create a simple Vagrantfile that provisions a single Debian host to our specifications.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 15m
Clock icon Oct 18, 2019

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  1. Challenge

    Generate the Vagrantfile

    1. Create the wanderer-app directory:
    mkdir wanderer-app
    1. Move into that directory:
    cd wanderer-app/
    1. Generate a Vagrantfile:
    vagrant init
  2. Challenge

    Write the Vagrantfile

    1. Write a simple Vagrantfile based on the instructions:
      # -*- mode: ruby -*-
      # vi: set ft=ruby :
      Vagrant.configure("2") do |config| = "fgrehm/wheezy64-lxc"
        config.vm.box_version = "1.2.0"
        config.vm.hostname = "wanderer"
        config.vm.provider "lxc"
  3. Challenge

    Test the Vagrantfile

    1. To test the Vagrantfile, run:
    vagrant up

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