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Storm Blueprints: Patterns for Distributed Real-time Computation by Brian O'Neill, P. Taylor Goetz

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Introducing Vagrant

Vagrant (http://www.vagrantup.com) is a tool similar to Apache Whirr in that it's designed to help provision virtual machine instances in an easy and repeatable manner. However, Whirr and Vagrant differ in a key way. While Whirr's primary purpose is to enable cloud-based provisioning, Vagrant focuses more on local virtualization with virtualization software such as VirtualBox and VMWare.

Vagrant supports several virtual machine providers, including VirtualBox (https://www.virtualbox.org) and VMWare (http://www.vmware.com). In this chapter, we'll cover the use of Vagrant with VirtualBox since it is free and well supported by Vagrant.

Prior to using Vagrant, you must install a 4.x Version of VirtualBox (Vagrant does not yet support ...

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