We use Vagrant as command-line virtualbox wrapper. Mainly to test EasyEngine builds which require fresh OS.

You can get Vagrant for your OS from this page.

Getting Started

Create a folder for your work environment and change into it.

mkdir vagrant-work && cd vagrant-work

Create a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit box

vagrant init ubuntu/trusty64

Above command quickly initializes a vagrantfile in your vagrant-work folder.

Next, we need to start (boot) it by running command:

vagrant up

Above command may take longer for first time as entire OS image gets downloaded behind the scene!

Next, log into the box via SSH!

vagrant ssh

Forwarding Port 80 from Mac

First, we need to configure vagrantfile to redirect traffic from 8080 to 80 inside localhost:

config.vm.forward_port 80, 8080

Mac OS – till Maverick

If you wish to dedicate port 80 to web-server running inside vagrant i.e. in virtual machine, please run follow command on Mac OS terminal:

sudo ipfw add 100 fwd,8080 tcp from any to me 80

Above will forward any traffic on host machine’s port 80 to port localhost’s 8080.

You can make this permanent as well by following instructions from Douglas Muth.

Mac OS – Yosemite onwards

Install a vagrant plugin

vagrant plugin install vagrant-triggers

Add following to vagrant config file before end

config.trigger.after [:provision, :up, :reload] do
      system('echo "
        rdr pass on lo0 inet proto tcp from any to port 80 -> port 8080   " | sudo pfctl -ef - > /dev/null 2>&1; echo "==> Fowarding Ports: 80 -> 8080 & Enabling pf"')  

  config.trigger.after [:halt, :destroy] do
    system("sudo pfctl -df /etc/pf.conf > /dev/null 2>&1; echo '==> Removing Port Forwarding & Disabling pf'")

Above vagrant config is taken from here.

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