Vagrant and Ansible

“It works on my box”. “I don’t have a day to help Dave set up his new PC”. “I swear I had the same version installed!”

Sound familiar? It was for me too before I started using Vagrant and Ansible.

Vagrant is a tool for automating the creation of virtual machines. Of course, that’s only half of the battle – once you have a machine you need to configure it. That’s where Ansible comes in.

Ansible is a powerful automation tool (think Puppet or Chef, but with a *much* lower learning curve), allowing you to install software and configure things as you need in a reproducible way.

By the end of this tutorial, everyone will have created a Vagrant box that installs PHP, Apache2 and configured an example website.


  • Event: PHP Benelux
  • Date: Friday, 29th January 2016
  • Location: Antwerp, Belgium