» Plugin Usage

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.

» Installation

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.

» Usage

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 available via vagrant, provisioners should be available via config.vm.provision, etc.

Note: In the future, the vagrant plugin command will include a subcommand that will document the components that each plugin installs.

» Updating

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.

» Uninstallation

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

» Listing Plugins

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.