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

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Using a disposable CentOS 7.x with VMware in seconds

Vagrant supports both VMware Workstation and VMware Fusion through official plugins available on the Vagrant store (https://www.vagrantup.com/vmware). Follow the indications from the official website to install the plugins.

Vagrant boxes depend on the hypervisor—a VirtualBox image won't run on VMware. You need to use dedicated images for each supervisor you choose to use. For example, Ubuntu official releases only provide VirtualBox images. If you try to create a Vagrant box with a provider while using an image built for another provider, you'll get an error.

Getting ready

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

  • A working Vagrant installation
  • A working VMware Workstation (PC) or ...

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