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

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Extending the VMware VM capabilities

The hardware specifications of the Vagrant box vary from image to image as they're specified at the creation time. However, it's not fixed forever: it's just the default behavior. You can set the requirements right in the Vagrantfile, so you can keep a daily small Vagrant box and on-demand.

Getting ready

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

  • A working Vagrant installation
  • A working VMware Workstation (PC) or Fusion (Mac) installation
  • A working Vagrant VMware plugin installation
  • An internet connection
  • The Vagrantfile from the previous recipe using a bento/centos72 box

How to do it…

The VMware provider can be configured inside the following configuration blocks:

# VMware Fusion configuration config.vm.provider ...

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