Installing a Vagrant plugin is easy, and should not take more than a few seconds.
Please refer to the documentation of any plugin you plan on using for more information on how to use it, but there is one common method for installation and plugin activation.
Warning! 3rd party plugins can introduce instabilities into Vagrant due to the nature of them being written by non-core users.
Plugins are installed using
vagrant plugin install:
# Installing a plugin from a known gem source$ vagrant plugin install my-plugin # Installing a plugin from a local file source$ vagrant plugin install /path/to/my-plugin.gem
Once a plugin is installed, it will automatically be loaded by Vagrant. Plugins which cannot be loaded should not crash Vagrant. Instead, Vagrant will show an error message that a plugin failed to load.
Once a plugin is installed, you should refer to the plugin's documentation
to see exactly how to use it. Plugins which add commands should be instantly
vagrant, provisioners should be available via
Note: In the future, the
vagrant plugin command will include a
subcommand that will document the components that each plugin installs.
Plugins can be updated by running
vagrant plugin update. This will
update every installed plugin to the latest version. You can update a
specific plugin by calling
vagrant plugin update NAME. Vagrant will
output what plugins were updated and to what version.
To determine the changes in a specific version of a plugin, refer to the plugin's homepage (usually a GitHub page or similar). It is the plugin author's responsibility to provide a change log if he or she chooses to.
Uninstalling a plugin is as easy as installing it. Just use the
vagrant plugin uninstall command and the plugin will be removed. Example:
$ vagrant plugin uninstall my-plugin
To view what plugins are installed into your Vagrant environment at
any time, use the
vagrant plugin list command. This will list the plugins
that are installed along with their version.