» Installation

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

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

The Vagrant VMware plugin is a commercial product provided by HashiCorp and require the purchase of a license to operate. To purchase a license, please visit the Vagrant VMware provider page. Upon purchasing a license, you will receive a license file in your inbox. Download this file and save it to a temporary location on your computer.

Warning! You cannot use your VMware product license as a Vagrant VMware plugin license. They are separate commercial products, each requiring their own license.

After installing the Vagrant VMware Desktop plugin for your system, you will need to install the license:

$ vagrant plugin license vagrant-vmware-desktop ~/license.lic

The first parameter is the name of the plugin, and the second parameter is the path to the license file on disk. Please be sure to replace ~/license.lic with the path where you temporarily saved the downloaded license file to disk. After you have installed the plugin license, you may remove the temporary file.

To verify the license installation, run:

$ vagrant

If the license is not installed correctly, you will see an error message.

» 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}

» 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

» Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I purchased a Vagrant VMware plugin license, but I did not receive an email?
First, please check your JUNK or SPAM folders. Since the license comes from an automated system, it might have been flagged as spam by your email provider. If you do not see the email there, please contact support and include the original order number.

Q: Do I need to keep the Vagrant VMware plugin license file on disk?
After you have installed the Vagrant VMware plugin license, it is safe to remove your copy from disk. Vagrant copies the license into its structure for reference on boot.

Q: I lost my original email, where can I download my Vagrant VMware plugin license again?
Please contact support. Note: please contact support using the email address with which you made the original purchase. If you use an alternate email, you will be asked to verify that you are the owner of the requested license.

Q: I upgraded my VMware product and now my license is invalid?
The Vagrant VMware plugin licenses are valid for specific VMware product versions at the time of purchase. When new versions of VMware products are released, significant changes to the plugin code are often required to support this new version. For this reason, you may need to upgrade your current license to work with the new version of the VMware product. Customers can check their license upgrade eligibility by visiting the License Upgrade Center and entering the email address with which they made the original purchase.

Your existing license will continue to work with all previous versions of the VMware products. If you do not wish to update at this time, you can rollback your VMware installation to an older version.

Q: Why is the Vagrant VMware plugin not working with my trial version of VMware Fusion/Workstation?
The Vagrant VMware Fusion and Vagrant VMware Workstation plugins are not compatible with trial versions of the VMware products. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Q: How do I upgrade my currently installed Vagrant VMware plugin?
You can update the Vagrant VMware plugin to the latest version by re-running the install command:

$ vagrant plugin install vagrant-vmware-desktop

» Support

If you have any issues purchasing, installing, or using the Vagrant VMware plugins, please contact support. To expedite the support process, please include the Vagrant debug output as a Gist if applicable. This will help us more quickly diagnose your issue.