If you are upgrading from the Vagrant VMware Workstation or Vagrant VMware Fusion plugins, please halt or destroy all VMware VMs currently being managed by Vagrant. Then continue with the instructions below.

Installation of the Vagrant VMware provider requires two steps. First the Vagrant VMware Utility must be installed. This can be done by downloading and installing the correct system package from the Vagrant VMware Utility downloads page.

Next, install the Vagrant VMware provider plugin using the standard plugin installation procedure:

$ vagrant plugin install vagrant-vmware-desktop
$ vagrant plugin install vagrant-vmware-desktop

For more information on plugin installation, please see the Vagrant plugin usage documentation.

»Upgrading to v1.x

It is extremely important that the VMware plugin is upgraded to 1.0.0 or above. This release resolved critical security vulnerabilities. To learn more, please read our release announcement.

After upgrading, please verify that the following paths are empty. The upgrade process should remove these for you, but for security reasons it is important to double check. If you're a new user or installing the VMware provider on a new machine, you may skip this step. If you're a Windows user, you may skip this step as well.

The path ~/.vagrant.d/gems/*/vagrant-vmware-{fusion,workstation} should no longer exist. The gem vagrant-vmware-desktop may exist since this is the name of the new plugin. If the old directories exist, remove them. An example for a Unix-like shell is shown below:

# Check if they exist and verify that they're the correct paths as shown below.
$ ls ~/.vagrant.d/gems/*/vagrant-vmware-{fusion,workstation}

# Remove them
$ rm -rf ~/.vagrant.d/gems/*/vagrant-vmware-{fusion,workstation}
# Check if they exist and verify that they're the correct paths as shown below.$ ls ~/.vagrant.d/gems/*/vagrant-vmware-{fusion,workstation}...
# Remove them$ rm -rf ~/.vagrant.d/gems/*/vagrant-vmware-{fusion,workstation}

»Updating the Vagrant VMware Desktop plugin

The Vagrant VMware Desktop plugin can be updated directly from Vagrant. Run the following command to update Vagrant to the latest version of the Vagrant VMware Desktop plugin:

$ vagrant plugin update vagrant-vmware-desktop
$ vagrant plugin update vagrant-vmware-desktop