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Awesome Vagrant – Massive Collection of Resources

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A curated list of awesome Vagrant resources, plugins, tutorials and other nice things.

Official resources

  • Vagrant site – installation instruction, official manuals and docs.
  • GitHub repo – source code, issues discussion and collaboration.


Where to find OS boxes ?

  • – the biggest list of all available boxes, maintained by community via GitHub pull requests.
  • Vagrant Cloud – config share, boxes distribution and discovery (also premium features of private collaboration and sharing).
  • Cloud Images – “clean” official Ubuntu cloud images.
  • Baseboxes from Opscode – CentOS, Fedora, Debian, FreeBSD, Ubuntu.
  • Puppet Labs Vagrant Boxes – these boxes are provided to be used by various Puppet projects.
  • Cloudsmith – A fully managed package management SaaS with support for Vagrant repositories (and many others).


Notable plugins

You can install these modules by this command vagrant plugin install MODULE-NAME

Helpers / Tools

  • Packer – a tool for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration. For fast infrastructure deployment with multi-provider portability.
  • T.A.D.S. boilerplate – boilerplate to create, develop and deploy a Docker Swarm environment, using Vagrant to reproduce production environment locally.
  • Veewee – a tool for easily (and repeatedly) building custom Vagrant base boxes, KVMs, and virtual machine images.
  • Vagrant plugin for ZSH shell – auto-complete for commands, task names, box names and built-in documentation.
  • CLI Vagrant Manager – simple command-line tool to manage multiple vagrant boxes

Desktop tools

Web services

To generate Vagrantfile with automated provisioning scripts.

  • Phansible – provides an easy to use interface that helps you generate Ansible Playbooks for PHP based projects.
  • PuPHPet – a simple GUI to set up virtual machines for PHP Web development.
  • Protobox – PuPHPet analog, but uses own installer with YAML configuration format to control everything that is installed on the virtual machine.
  • Rove – a service that allows you to pregenerate typical Vagrant builds.

Proxy services

To proxy your local web server and make it publicly available over the internet.

  • Vagrant share – allows you to share your Vagrant environment with anyone in the world.
  • – a magic domain name that provides wildcard DNS
    for any IP address.
  • ngrok – tool to create secure tunnels to expose a local server behind a NAT or firewall to the internet.
  • serveo – expose local servers to the internet, without installing any client!
  • – proxy your local web-server and make it publicly available over the internet.
  • – assign you a unique publicly accessible url that will proxy all requests to your locally running webserver.
  • – OpenVPN based free port forwarding solution.



Popular readymade environments

  • Vagrantpress – development environment for creating and modifying WordPress sites.
  • Varying Vagrant Vagrants – An open source Vagrant configuration focused on WordPress development.
  • Joomla-Vagrant.
  • VDD – Vagrant Drupal Development.
  • Drupal VM – A VM for local Drupal development, built with Vagrant + Ansible
  • Try Yii2 – try Yii2 with Vagrant VM + Ansible provisioning = Complete readymade virtual server playground.
  • Laravel4-Vagrant – run Laravel 4 inside a Ubuntu 12.04 Vagrant Virtual Machine w/PHP 5.5.
  • OpenStack on Ansible with Vagrant.
  • Laravel Homestead – Official Vagrant Box for Laravel development, based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, PHP 7, Nginx, and multiple database platforms.
  • Scotch Box – Simple Vagrant Box with LAMP stack, plus some useful extras, based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

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