Introduction to Vagrant
In this introductory Vagrant training, students will learn Vagrant’s core concepts, how to configure the virtualization tool, and how it will benefit their organizations. Upon completion of the course, students will have a foundational understanding of Vagrant.
The Vagrant training is for the absolute beginner wanting to learn about Developer Operations (Dev Ops) application - Vagrant. Vagrant is similar to another application called Puppet. Topics that students will learn are the origins of Vagrant, how to install Vagrant. The different boxes of Vagrant and how to install these boxes. How to start, restart, and shutdown a Vagrant box. Along with installing software and configuring the network inside of a Vagrant box.
The student should know how to start and stop virtual machines. The student should know the basic Linux command line (change a directory, opening a file, etc).
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
- Origins of Vagrant
- How to Start, Stop, and Destroy Vagrant
- Install software to a Vagrant box
- Create a network on a Vagrant box
- Provision a Vagrant box
What is Vagrant?
Vagrant is a, open source virtualization tool that is used to build and manage virtual machine environments in a single workflow. Vagrant makes the whole process easy without flooding the main installation with toms of configuration files. It has a focus on automation that reduces development setup time and increases production and flexibility. Vagrant is typically used most by developers and system administrators, who can use it to create multiple virtual servers simultaneously.
What is Involved in This Intro to Vagrant Training Course?
The Introduction to Vagrant course is designed to provide students with the basics of the virtualization tool, so that they can utilize it at their organizations. In this course, students will gain the knowledge required to configure Vagrant, create virtual environments, and version the definition of the environments.
This course is ideal for software engineers, developers, programmers, as well as professionals in IT operations, development operations, and IT managers. However, because virtualization has become so utilized in recent years, this course is beneficial for everyone in the IT industry, and those who want to be. Anyone who wants to learn to use the Vagrant tool will find value in this training.
Upon completing the Introduction to Vagrant course, students should know:
- The origins of Vagrant
- How to start, stop, and destroy Vagrant
- How to install software to a Vagrant box
- How to create a network on a Vagrant box
- How to provision a Vagrant box
Students who enroll in this course should already know how to start and stop virtual machines.
This Vagrant course has total clock time of 2 hours and 51 minutes. Students will earn 3 CEU/CPE and will receive a Certificate of Completion for the training.
Why Use Vagrant?
It may seem fairly simple, what Vagrant does, but it’s a very useful tool for various IT professionals who fill different roles.
Developers benefit from Vagrant because it makes it easy to create local environments that mimic the environments on which the code will ultimately be deployed. With Vagrant, all the same libraries, dependencies, processes, operating systems, and much more can be installed without needing to sacrifice the way the local machine is set up. It also eliminates the cost of having to create an external development environment. Developers are able to create or destroy multiple development environments in just minutes.
Vagrant provides operations or DevOps engineers with a disposable environment that can be used to develop and test infrastructure management scripts. Designers benefit from Vagrant because it automatically sets up everything that is required for web applications, allowing designers to focus on designing.
There are many benefits of learning virtualization in general, as it’s a vital part of the IT world. There are many companies, large and small, that use this technology to make the IT environment more scalable and flexible. Additionally, organizations that use virtualization benefit in the following ways:
- Lower operating costs.
- Eliminated or significantly reduced downtime.
- Reduced workload of the IT team.
- Increased IT productivity, agility, efficiency, and responsiveness.
- Greater business continuity and disaster recovery.
- Quicker provisioning of resources and applications.
- Simplified data center management.
For IT professionals, understanding the concepts of Vagrant and how virtualization works will provide users with advantages as they advance in their careers. It’s no longer an option for candidates in the IT industry whether they know virtualization or not, it’s a necessity. Hiring managers and recruiters for technology positions will often look for candidates who have experience with virtualization and specific tools, like Vagrant.
If you are interested in finding out about virtualization and Vagrant specifically, this Intro to Vagrant training is a perfect starting place. This is one of many Cybrary online courses available for you to take. At Cybrary, we are dedicated to helping students gain valuable knowledge that will advance their information technology and information security careers. Enrolling in the training is easy, just click the Register button at the top right of this screen to get started.
Complete this entire course to earn a Introduction to Vagrant Certificate of Completion