The Vagrant VMware providers are used just like any other provider. Please read the general basic usage page for providers.

The value to use for the --provider flag is vmware_fusion for VMware Fusion, and vmware_workstation for VMware Workstation.

The Vagrant VMware provider does not support parallel execution at this time. Specifying the --parallel option will have no effect.

To get started, create a new Vagrantfile that points to a VMware box:

# vagrant init hashicorp/precise64
Vagrant.configure("2") do |config|
  config.vm.box = "hashicorp/precise64"

VMware Fusion users should then run:

$ vagrant up --provider vmware_fusion

VMware Workstation users should then run:

$ vagrant up --provider vmware_workstation

This will download and bring up a new VMware Fusion/Workstation virtual machine in Vagrant.

Note: At some point in the future, the providers will probably be merged into a single vagrant-vmware plugin. For now, the Workstation and Fusion codebases are different enough that they are separate plugins.

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