Vagrant 1.5 and Vagrant Cloud

Vagrant 1.5 and Vagrant Cloud

Mar 10 2014 Mitchell Hashimoto

Vagrant 1.5 is now available! This is a new major release that adds some incredible new features to Vagrant. We've also obsessed over stability, so we expect this to be the most stable release, as well.

We're also announcing Vagrant Cloud, a place for sharing, discovering, and creating Vagrant environments. Vagrant Cloud today is a place for managing boxes and Vagrant Share. In the future, it'll continue to grow into a much broader vision we have.

Vagrant 1.5 introduces no breaking backwards compatibilities. There are some configuration options that have changed but they still work and will now just output deprecation warnings. They'll be removed in a future release.

There are a huge number of features in Vagrant 1.5, more than any other release Vagrant has ever had. And there are also a huge number of bug fixes in Vagrant 1.5. The feature highlights:

You can download Vagrant now or read the complete CHANGELOG. You can also sign up for Vagrant Cloud now. Otherwise, continue reading for more details about Vagrant 1.5 and Vagrant Cloud.

New Features

Vagrant 1.5 is full of many new features. We spent almost a month leading up to the release of Vagrant 1.5 previewing each of these features. To learn more about the new features in Vagrant 1.5, please read the preview post for each:

  • Vagrant Share - Share access to your Vagrant environment to anyone in the world with a simple command. Collaboration with Vagrant environments has never been easier.

  • Boxes 2.0 - Versioned boxes make it easier to track changes, and box names are now as simple as hashicorp/precise64. In short: boxes are much more pleasant to use.

  • Rsync Synced Folders - Use rsync to sync folders between the host and the guest. This creates very high performance file writes/reads in exchange for slightly higher syncing times. In addition, rsync synced folders allow filesystem notification systems (such as inotify) to work properly.

  • SMB Synced Folders - A high-performance synced folder option for Windows users. These synced folders use SMB to sync data to and from the guest.

  • Hyper-V - The first provider other than VirtualBox to ship with Vagrant itself. Vagrant can now create and manage Vagrant environments backed by Hyper-V. This is the first of many providers coming into Vagrant core.

In addition to the above features we highlighted, Vagrant 1.5 has many more that we didn't have time to cover in dedicated blog posts:

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