» WinRM Settings

Config namespace: config.winrm

The settings within config.winrm relate to configuring how Vagrant will access your Windows guest over WinRM. As with most Vagrant settings, the defaults are typically fine, but you can fine tune whatever you would like.

These settings are only used if you've set your communicator type to :winrm.

» Available Settings

config.winrm.username - This sets the username that Vagrant will use to login to the WinRM web service by default. Providers are free to override this if they detect a more appropriate user. By default this is "vagrant," since that is what most public boxes are made as.


config.winrm.password - This sets a password that Vagrant will use to authenticate the WinRM user. By default this is "vagrant," since that is what most public boxes are made as.


config.winrm.host - The hostname or IP to connect to the WinRM service. By default this is empty, because the provider usually figures this out for you.


config.winrm.port - The WinRM port to connect to, by default 5985.


config.winrm.guest_port - The port on the guest that WinRM is running on. This is used by some providers to detect forwarded ports for WinRM. For example, if this is set to 5985 (the default), and Vagrant detects a forwarded port to port 5985 on the guest from port 4567 on the host, Vagrant will attempt to use port 4567 to talk to the guest if there is no other option.


config.winrm.transport - The transport used for WinRM communication. Valid settings include: :negotiate, :ssl, and :plaintext. The default is :negotiate.


config.winrm.basic_auth_only - Whether to use Basic Authentication. Defaults to false. If set to true you should also use the :plaintext transport setting and the Windows machine must be configured appropriately. Note: It is strongly recommended that you only use basic authentication for debugging purposes. Credentials will be transferred in plain text.


config.winrm.ssl_peer_verification - When set to false ssl certificate validation is not performed.


config.winrm.timeout - The maximum amount of time to wait for a response from the endpoint. This defaults to 60 seconds. Note that this will not "timeout" commands that exceed this amount of time to process, it just requires the endpoint to report the status of the command before the given amount of time passes.


config.winrm.retry_limit - The maximum number of times to retry opening a shell after failure. This defaults to 3.


config.winrm.retry_delay - The amount of time to wait between retries and defaults to 10 seconds.


config.winrm.codepage - The WINRS_CODEPAGE which is the client's console output code page. The default is 65001 (UTF-8). Note: Versions of Windows older than Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 may exhibit undesirable behavior using the default UTF-8 codepage. When using these older versions of Windows, its best to use the native code page of the server's locale. For example, en-US servers will have a codepage of 437. The Windows chcp command can be used to determine the value of the native codepage.