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Understanding Vagrant Boxes and VMs

Clearing the confusion around Vagrant boxes

Vagrant is an awesome tool for developers to get their own sandboxed environments to play with. To understand more about Why Vagrant, you could read my earlier blog post: Vagrant: An interesting approach to setup development environments FAST. But, because Vagrant does a lot of things auto-magically under the hoods, most of the times people are left confused when they want to delete or add boxes or VMs. I will try and explain the relationships between Base Boxes, VMs, Virtual Box Instances, etc in this post.

Note: The term box is loosely used by many people, and hence the confusion has risen even further.

Read the full blog on my older site: Understanding Vagrant Boxes and VMs