This is NOT about having Vagrant provision with Ansible. This is about having Ansible treat Vagrant as a provider of hosts.
Building on my previous experience with the 'cloud', I still felt like I needed another tool to script and glue the process of getting my infrastructure up. I started out with shell scripts but they quickly got messy as the complexity increased. I knew about all the devops tools out there but I avoided them because I thought they would be too complex themselves for what I wanted to do which is relatively simple. But I bit the bullet on went full-on devops with Ansible.
Ansible is GREAT! I found it suitable for (technically-minded) beginners. However, it still took me a few days to get the hang of it. I had to get a little bit under the hood since it did not do what I wanted it to do out of the box.
I want to setup something like a hybrid cloud where I run some services locally and just bring up high-performance compute nodes on demand and have them talk with my local services. I use Vagrant to setup local virtual machines. Vagrant is great for development environments but when I want to manage and orchestrate several VMs locally (let alone on the cloud), things can get messy.
So, I (further) developed ansible-vagrant to interface with Vagrant from Ansible (solving cygwin problems along the way).
You can, from Ansible
- Set state=(up|halt) for some VM
- Get a Vagrant host inventory
- Get a SSH config for a host
- Destroy VMs