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How to Install Vagrant on macOS using Homebrew

This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install Vagrant on macOS using Homebrew. Vagrant is a tool for building and managing virtual machine environments in a single workflow with a focus on automation.

What is Vagrant?

“Vagrant is an open-source software product for building and maintaining portable virtual software development environments, e.g. for VirtualBox, Hyper-V, Docker containers, VMware, and AWS which try to simplify software configuration management of virtualizations in order to increase development productivity. Vagrant is written in the Ruby language, but its ecosystem supports development in a few languages.” ~ Wikipedia

What is Homebrew?

Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.

Quick Commands

The following is the single command required to install Vagrant on macOS using Homebrew.

$ brew cask install vagrant

Brew Commands

This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install Vagrant on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.

$ brew update                           # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula.
$ brew tap caskroom/cask                # Tap the Caskroom/Cask repository from Github using HTTPS.
$ brew search vagrant                   # Searches all known Casks for a partial or exact match.
$ brew cask info vagrant                # Displays information about the given Cask
$ brew cask install vagrant             # Install the given cask.
$ brew cleanup                          # Remove any older versions from the cellar.


Congratulations! You have successfully installed Vagrant on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.