VLAD (Vagrant LAMP Ansible Drupal)

Submitted by christophe on Thu, 19/11/2015 - 15:41
VLAD logo

After trying the latest dev release of VDD (needed to run Drupal 8, because at the time of writing this, the stable release is stucked to PHP 5.3), I decided to give a try to VLAD, another Vagrant alike solution.
Main reasons : git and drush are not already installed on th VDD dev, and sometimes I got stucked on the vagrant provisioning.

First reaction after installing VLAD : Woooooow !

Here are some of the sweet goodies that awaits you : 

  • MySQL, Apache2, PHP
  • Varnish
  • Git
  • Drush, Drush commands: Coder, Site Audit & Registry Rebuild
  • Munin
  • Xdebug
  • Ruby
  • Sendmail, Mailcatcher
  • Memcached
  • Redis
  • Adminer
  • XHProf
  • Solr (Version 4)
  • Node.js
  • ImageMagick
  • PimpMyLog
  • AberdeenCloud Command Line Tools, Pantheon CLI (aka Terminus)


If you come from VDD, you already have VirtualBox and Vagrant installed.

An extra dependency is required (Ansible), the best way to tackle this on a Mac is with Homebrew, if not installed yet

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"


brew install ansible

Once done, clone VLAD, cd in the directory, and launch Vagrant

git clone https://github.com/hashbangcode/vlad.git

cd #vlad directory#

vagrant up

And last but not least, I finally have über c00l crosses in my terminal

VLAD crosses

Complete VLAD documentation

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