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VVV requires recent versions of both Vagrant and VirtualBox to be installed, along with some vagrant plugins.

Preparing Your Machine

If you aren’t using a Mac, you may need to turn on virtualization in your computers BIOS, some computers have it turned off by default. On Intel machines this is called Intel VT-x, and AMD calls it AMD-V.

Refer to your machines manufacturer for how to access your BIOS. This article may be helpful for enabling Intel VT-x

Note: If you have turned Hyper-V on, VirtualBox will not work

Installing Vagrant and VirtualBox

  1. Start with any local operating system such as Mac OS X, Linux, or Windows.
    • For Windows 8 or higher it is recommended that you run the cmd window as Administrator.
  2. Install VirtualBox 5.x
  3. Install Vagrant 2.1+
    • Vagrant is a “tool for building and distributing development environments”. It works with virtualization software such as VirtualBox to provide a virtual machine sandboxed from your local environment.
    • vagrant will now be available as a command in your terminal, try it out.
    • Provider support is included for VirtualBox, Parallels, Hyper-V, VMWare Fusion, and VMWare Workstation.
    • Note: If Vagrant is already installed, use vagrant -v to check the version. You may want to consider upgrading if a much older version is in use.

Installing Vagrant Hosts Updater

The vagrant-hostsupdater plugin will modify your hosts file so that provisioned domains such as http://vvv.test works. To install it, run;

vagrant plugin install vagrant-hostsupdater


If you don’t reboot your machine after installing/updating Vagrant and VirtualBox, there can be networking issues. A full power cycle will ensure all components are fully installed and loaded