Saturday, December 26, 2015

Vagrant – Custom Box

In the previous article we have seen how we can download a base Box from the internet and use that to configure new Virtuals but there will be cases where we need to clone a existing box and create new ones out of them. Vagrant provides options for closing a existing box for creating a new one.

1) Creating a new box from the existing one using ,

[root@vx111a CentOsVagrant]# vagrant package --base barhost --output
==> barhost: Attempting graceful shutdown of VM...
    barhost: Guest communication could not be established! This is usually because
    barhost: SSH is not running, the authentication information was changed,
    barhost: or some other networking issue. Vagrant will force halt, if
    barhost: capable.
==> barhost: Forcing shutdown of VM...
==> barhost: Clearing any previously set forwarded ports...
==> barhost: Exporting VM...
==> barhost: Compressing package to: /work/CentOsVagrant/

2) Once the new box is created with the name, Copy this file to a new directory and add the box with name CentiOS

[root@vx111a vagrantTest]# vagrant box add CentiOS
==> box: Box file was not detected as metadata. Adding it directly...
==> box: Adding box 'CentiOS' (v0) for provider:
    box: Unpacking necessary files from: file:///work/vagrantTest/
==> box: Successfully added box 'CentiOS' (v0) for 'virtualbox'!

3) Once the box is added ,we can check that using the “vagrant box list” command
[root@vx111a vagrantTest]# vagrant box list
CentOS    (virtualbox, 0)
CentiOS   (virtualbox, 0)
mynewBox  (virtualbox, 0)
precise32 (virtualbox, 0)

4) Once the box is added successfully , use the “vagrant init” command and then make the necessary changes to the file for the new virtual to be configured.

[root@vx111a vagrantTest]# cat Vagrantfile
Vagrant.configure(2) do |config| = "CentiOS"
  config.vm.host_name = "dev1.puppetlabs.vm"
config.vm.provider :virtualbox do |vb| = "foohost"
     vb.cpus = 2

5) From the same location, run the “vagrant up” for starting the virtual with the new box. Once started we can see the virtual available in the Oracle Virtual Box

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