BOSH VS Vagrant

Compare BOSH vs Vagrant and see what are their differences.


Cloud Foundry BOSH is an open source tool chain for release engineering, deployment and lifecycle management of large scale distributed services. (by cloudfoundry)


Vagrant is a tool for building and distributing development environments. (by hashicorp)
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BOSH Vagrant
0 57
1,975 23,773
0.2% 0.9%
9.3 8.3
5 days ago 10 days ago
Ruby Ruby
Apache License 2.0 MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of BOSH. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Vagrant. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-14.
  • Git credentials in a shared virtual machine
    2 projects | | 14 May 2022
    If you decide to go the VM route I would check out tools like vagrant and/or ansible. Vagrant is for creating VMs and ansible will help you automate setting the VM up.
  • How do I set up dev enviroment for multiple projects?
    3 projects | | 12 May 2022
    I'm still using vagrant and it works great for multiple environments that match your production environment:
  • Getting started developing Falco
    7 projects | | 11 May 2022
    A peculiarity of the Falco project is that you may need to write some kernel-level code. An important consideration to make, even before starting to code, is that the eBPF probe and the kernel module should provide exactly the same features. For this reason, when developing something on the eBPF probe, you should implement the same functionality on the kernel module and vice versa, with the intent of preserving feature parity across the two drivers. Writing code at the kernel-level is not an easy task. In particular, the kernel module requires extra care because your code will run with full kernel privileges. Any little mistake may result in a kernel panic, crashing the system. On the other hand, eBPF programs are much safer than the kernel module, but sometimes you may need to fight against the verifier on different kernel versions. For these reasons, some of us find using Vagrant extremely helpful. Vagrant is a tool that allows you to easily spawn virtual machines, so that you can test your code against multiple kernel versions and Linux distributions without causing any harm to your system.
  • Secure TCP tunnel from anywhere with curl and nc for single connection
    13 projects | | 11 May 2022
    A simple solution is to multiplex TCP requests over Unix pipe. In order to multiplex TCP requests, Yamux is available created by Hashicorp, who creates Vagrant, Terraform, and so on. The protocol of Yamux is inspired by SPDY, which is the basis of HTTP/2 specification. The protocol spec is found in libp2p, which is used in IPFS, also uses Yamux as one choice of multiplexes and maintains Go and Rust versions of Yamux libraries.
  • Tart – open source virtualization for Apple Silicon
    5 projects | | 10 May 2022
    Vagrant itself use virtualizations like Tart to spin up environments. We've already got feedback that people would love Tart integration for Vagrant. There is potentially huge performance improvements given Tart is using Apple's own `Virtualization.Framework which is optimized for Apple Silicon. Please follow this feature request for updates.
  • [Music Video] Axel Thesleff - Bad Karma "hacking" scene
    1 project | | 17 Apr 2022
    Looks like Vagrant box booting using VirtualBox.
  • Laptop question
    1 project | | 30 Mar 2022
  • Rails-docker-box, or developing Rails within a dockerized environment
    5 projects | | 22 Mar 2022
    Luckily, the Rails team (and Xavier Noria in particular) found a way to solve this problem—rails-dev-box. Rails Dev Box is a Vagrant configuration, which allows you to spin up a virtual machine with everything you need inside. Cool, right?
  • Docker and Embedded Development
    1 project | | 18 Mar 2022
    Vagrant is my go-to for creating persistent development environments out of Docker images.
  • Is there anyway of carrying around portable wsl environment on a flash drive?
    1 project | | 1 Mar 2022

What are some alternatives?

When comparing BOSH and Vagrant you can also consider the following projects:

Packer - Packer is a tool for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration.

Ansible - Ansible is a radically simple IT automation platform that makes your applications and systems easier to deploy and maintain. Automate everything from code deployment to network configuration to cloud management, in a language that approaches plain English, using SSH, with no agents to install on remote systems.

kubernetes - Production-Grade Container Scheduling and Management

QEMU - Official QEMU mirror. Please see for how to submit changes to QEMU. Pull Requests are ignored. Please only use release tarballs from the QEMU website.

Puppet - Server automation framework and application

Capistrano - Remote multi-server automation tool


Chef - Chef Infra, a powerful automation platform that transforms infrastructure into code automating how infrastructure is configured, deployed and managed across any environment, at any scale

PuPHPet - Vagrant/Puppet GUI

Mina - Blazing fast application deployment tool.