When you create VMWare Fusion virtual machines through the GUI they are stored in
When Vagrant creates VMWare Fusion virtual machines they are stored in
Confirmed it myself.
Thank you JT Gray.
When you purchase the VMWare provider for Vagrant on Windows you learn that the provider name is
vmware_desktop. The only time that you will ever use this name is when you install the provider and the license. If you use that provider name anywhere else you will get message
The provider ‘vmware_desktop’ could not be found, but was requested to back the machine ‘default’. Please use a provider that exists.
The correct provider name is
You might mix up the two names when specify a provider when you are bringing a box up. I did it. He did it. It is easy to do, especially if you scan a box page to find the provider name. The name there is for the name to install the license, not to start up a box.
This “issue” has been around for over a year and wastes about an hour of your time if you are facing it on Windows.
Here is a hyper-v plugin for Packer.io.
Great to see the infrastructure taking off for Windows.
If you upgrade the Linux kernel in a Vagrant box then be sure to upgrade the “addons” for your provider.
Here is a post on how to do it with virtualbox.