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1.2 Installing VirtualBox and Vagrant

Hi, welcome back to EasyNote Jazz Development and Violin with Vagrant. In this lesson we'll install everything to get ready to use Vagrant. First of all we will need a virtualization software, and we'll be using VirtualBox for that throughout the course. It's available for free and works quite well with Vagrant. If you're using Windows you also have the option to use HyperV, which is available by default in Windows 8.1. So go to VirtualBox.org > Downloads and select the install package you need for your operating system. The second thing we'll need is Vagrant itself. It's available at vagrantup.com and also offers installer packages for all major systems. I've already downloaded both packages for Mac OS 10, so let's install them. The Virtual Box installer is just a basic installation package. You most likely have seen such already. The Vagrant installer is a package as well. If you want to upgrade Vagrant to a new version later on, you will have to download and run the installer again. If you're using Windows, there is a small caveat. There is a back in Ruby for Windows that prevents it to work properly, if there are spaces in the path. Since Vagrant depends on Ruby be sure your Vagrant install path doesn't contain any spaces. The install already suggests the space free path but keep that in mind if you ever want to customize it. Also, Windows users might want to get GitHub for windows. Vagrant is a terminal only tool. It takes the application and comes packaged with the Unix lifeshell. Now, that we've got Virtual Box and Vagrant installed, we can test if everything works properly. Open up your terminal and type in the command vagrant. If you get this help output, you're good to go. In our next lesson, I will explain the additional steps you'll have to do, if you want to use Vagrant with.

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