We are pleased to announce new official Vagrant images of CentOS Linux 6.8 and CentOS Linux 7.3.1611 for x86_64, featuring updated packages to 15 December 2016, as well as the following user-visible changes:
- the size of the boot partition has been increased to 1GB in centos/7, to conform with the new upstream recommendations
- the centos/7 image is now based on CentOS Linux 7.3.1611
- The VirtualBox Guest Additions are not preinstalled; if you need them for shared folders, please install the vagrant-vbguest plugin and add the following line to your Vagrantfile:
config.vm.synced_folder ".", "/vagrant", type: "virtualbox"
We recommend using NFS instead of VirtualBox shared folders if possible. You can also use the vagrant-sshfs plugin, which, unlike NFS, works on all operating systems.
- Since the Guest Additions are missing, our images are preconfigured to use rsync for synced folders. Windows users can either use SMB for synced folders, or disable the sync directory by adding the line
config.vm.synced_folder ".", "/vagrant", disabled: true
to their Vagrantfile.
- Vagrant 1.8.5 is unable to create new Linux boxes due to Vagrant bug #7610
- Vagrant 1.8.7 is unable to download or update boxes due to Vagrant bug #7969.
- Vagrant 1.9.1 seems unable to assign an address to VirtualBox host-only interfaces.
- Installing open-vm-tools is not enough for enabling shared folders with Vagrant’s VMware provider. Please follow the detailed instructions in https://github.com/mvermaes/centos-vmware-tools (updated for this release).
Recommended Setup on the Host
Our automatic testing is running on a CentOS Linux 7 host, using Vagrant from SCL, with libvirt and VirtualBox 5.0.30 (without the VirtualBox Guest Additions) as providers. We strongly recommend using the libvirt provider when stability is required.
We also performed additional manual testing with Vagrant 1.9.0 on OS X 10.11.6, with VirtualBox 5.0.30.
The official images can be downloaded from Hashicorp’s Atlas. We provide images for libvirt-kvm, VirtualBox and VMware.
If you never used our images before:
$ vagrant box add centos/6 # for CentOS Linux 6 $ vagrant box add centos/7 # for CentOS Linux 7
Existing users can upgrade their images:
$ vagrant box update --box centos/6 $ vagrant box update --box centos/7
Verifying the integrity of the images
The SHA256 checksums of the images are signed with the CentOS 7 Official Signing Key. First, download and verify the checksum file:
$ curl http://cloud.centos.org/centos/7/vagrant/x86_64/images/sha256sum.txt.asc -o sha256sum.txt.asc $ gpg --verify sha256sum.txt.asc
If the check passed, you can use the corresponding checksum when downloading the image with Vagrant:
$ vagrant box add --checksum-type sha256 --checksum 74a95be409cef813881f5312dc1221e2559cdbf25f45d5234d81e91632f99cce --provider libvirt --box-version 1610.01 centos/7
Unfortunately, this is not possible with
vagrant box update.
If you encounter any unexpected issues with the Vagrant images, feel free to ask on the centos-devel mailing list, or via IRC, in #centos on Freenode.
We would like to thank the following people (listed alphabetically):
- Graham Mainwaring, for helping with tests and validations
- Michael Vermaes, for testing our official images, as well as for writing the detailed guide to using them with VMware Fusion Pro and VMware Workstation Pro.