Why do I want Vagrant?
Vagrant is a really powerful tool for managing virtual machines. If you’re a developer it can make it push-button simple to setup a dev box on your laptop. It manages the images, and uses configuration files to describe specifics of your machines.
In the amazon environment, you can deploy machines just as easily as on your desktop. That’s pretty exciting for those of us already familiar with Vagrant. With that I’ve provided a simple 7 step howto for doing just that!