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Infrastructure as Code (IAC) Cookbook by Pierre Pomes, Stephane Jourdan

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Adding an Ubuntu Xenial (16.04 LTS) Vagrant box

Vagrant boxes are referred to by their names, usually following the username/boxname naming scheme. A 64-bits Precise box released by Ubuntu will be named ubuntu/precise64 while the centos/7 box will always be the latest CentOS 7 official box.

Getting ready

To step through this recipe, you will need the following:

  • A working Vagrant installation using the free and open source Virtualbox hypervisor
  • An Internet connection

How to do it…

Open a terminal and type the following code:

$ vagrant box add ubuntu/xenial64
==> box: Loading metadata for box 'ubuntu/xenial64'
    box: URL: https://atlas.hashicorp.com/ubuntu/xenial64
==> box: Adding box 'ubuntu/xenial64' (v20160815.0.0) for provider: virtualbox
 box: Downloading: ...

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