Thursday, March 16, 2017

Good compatibility of latest vagrant and virtual box

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Continuing from my older post  on Vagrant 1.7.2 / 1.9.2 and Virtualbox 4.3.12  / 5.1.14. I upgraded into Vagrant 1.9.2 and 5.0.x and 5.1.x , because of security vulnerabilities on those Virtualbox versions, but my shell provisions and puppet provision that used to work on old setting suddenly stopped working and tried various workaround to make them working but failed until Virtualbox 5.1.18. I use chocolaty, to upgrade/install vagrant and virtual box in Windows 7 host and able to fire 'vagrant up' to provision my new guest.

Step 1

Install chocolaty in host machine using cmd.exe (Run elevated)
@powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString(''))" && SET "PATH=%PATH%;%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\chocolatey\bin"
      choco -v (Just to make sure chocolaty installed correctly)
      0.10.3 (as of 3/16/2017)

    Step 2
    Open Windows' power shell (Run elevated) 
    1. Install or upgrade oracle virtual box

    choco install virtualbox -version 5.1.18
                                                                                                             5.1.18 r114002
    choco upgrade virtualbox

    2. Install or upgrade vagrant

    choco install vagrant -version 1.9.2

    choco upgrade vagrant

    3. Restart the machine
    4. Vagrant up ....Boom all old scripts starting work again!

    Friday, May 29, 2015

    [SOLVED] Vagrant & Virtualbox - The guest machine entered an invalid state while waiting for it to boot....

    Last couple of days I was running a Virtualbox issue "The guest machine entered an invalid state while waiting for it to boot. Valid states are 'starting, running'. The machine is in the 'poweroff' state. Please verify everything is configured properly and try again."

    I had not clue how to fixed that and I have tried several versions and several installation. Then, then installation of Virtualbox 4.3.12 is working fine so far. If you are running into similar issue get  rid of all new Virtualbox versions and try with version 4.3.12, VirtualBox-4.3.12-93733-Win.exe, that might helps you solve the problem.

    This version can be downloaded from:

    Similarly, if you are using vagrant I recommend to use Vagrant 1.7.2. Please note that not all versions of vagrant and virtual box are compatible with each other.

    Updated environment for Vagrant and Virtual box in Windows 7 -

    Working version as of 1/27/2017:
    OS: Windows 7 Enterprise
    Vagrant 1.9.1
    Oracle VM Virtualbox - Version 5.1.14 r112924 (Qt5.6.2)

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