Installing Vagrant and VirtualBox

Before we explore how to use Vagrant, we'll first need to install the software required to manage a virtual machine environment (a hypervisor) as well as the Vagrant software itself. In this recipe, we will install VirtualBox to use it with Vagrant. VirtualBox is an open source hypervisor that was initially the only hypervisor supported by Vagrant. As such, VirtualBox is broadly supported by the Vagrant community.

Getting ready

Before we install the VirtualBox and Vagrant software, we'll need to obtain its latest versions.

VirtualBox can be downloaded from the project website at http://virtualbox.org. You'll notice that while VirtualBox has a corporate sponsor (Oracle), the VirtualBox software is open source and ...

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