VirtualBox only supports the x86 platform, so the default installation instructions for Vagrant does not work on Apple silicon. Thankfully Vagrant has a VMWare Provider (more on providers here), and so if I can get VMWare running on my M1 MacBook, I should be able to run Vagrant as well!
These are my notes during figuring this out.
Get the VMWare Tech Preview released in September 2021!
We are in luck, as VMWare released this just a few weeks ago.
- See their blog entry
- register on their site to get an account
- download and install
Installed VMWare provider
- Followed instructions https://www.vagrantup.com/docs/providers/vmware
- Installed Vagrant vmware Utility
Setup basic Ubuntu image (failed)
vagrant init hashicorp/bionic64 $ vagrant up --provider vmware_desktop Vagrant encountered an unexpected communications error with the Vagrant VMware Utility driver. Please try to run the command again. If this error persists, please contact email@example.com
Need to update this with the info from hashicorp/vagrant-vmware-desktop#22 (comment).
In essence: someone got it working :)