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.
Oct 3, 2014