Create and configure lightweight, reproducible, and portable development environments. Vagrant is a tool for managing virtual machines via a simple to use command line interface.
homebrew-cask, if you don't have it refer to this section.
$ brew cask install virtualbox
Now install Vagrant either from the website or use Homebrew for installing it.
$ brew cask install vagrant
Vagrant-Manager helps you manage all your virtual machines in one place directly from the menu bar.
$ brew cask install vagrant-manager
Add the Vagrant box you want to use. We'll use Ubuntu 12.04 for the following example.
$ vagrant box add precise64 http://files.vagrantup.com/precise64.box
You can find more boxes at Vagrant Cloud.
Now create a test directory and
cd into the test directory. Then we'll initialize the vagrant machine.
$ vagrant init precise64
Now lets start the machine using the following command.
$ vagrant up
You can ssh into the machine now.
$ vagrant ssh
Halt the vagrant machine now.
$ vagrant halt
Other useful commands are