MediaWiki-Vagrant/Hyper-V

work in progress

MediaWiki-Vagrant uses a 64-bit virtual machine, which requires hardware virtualization (VT-X) support to run.

On Windows, VirtualBox and Hyper-V cannot both make use of VT-X at the same time. Even if no Hyper-V virtual machines are running, if Hyper-V is installed and enabled VirtualBox will fail to run 64-bit VMs.

If you need Hyper-V to be enabled for Visual Studio mobile emulators, WSL 2, Docker for Windows or other needs, you can use Hyper-V as a VM provider for Vagrant.

Disabling Hyper-V to use VirtualBoxEdit

Remember this will not work with Docker for Windows or WSL 2, if you use those technologies. They are committed to Hyper-V.

  • open 'Turn Windows features on and off' from start menu search
  • Turn off 'Hyper-V'
  • reboot when done
  • go back to MediaWiki-Vagrant page and follow VirtualBox directions

Using Hyper-V providerEdit

Setting up networkingEdit

Networking must be manually configured in the Hyper-V Manager. Create a virtual switch and set it up with a NAT configuration. The Default Switch that comes with recent builds of Windows 10 is suitable and should work just fine.

Using the providerEdit

To use Hyper-V providers, you will have to run Vagrant from an Administrator console.

Hit 'Windows' key, type 'PowerShell', right-click on 'Windows PowerShell' and select 'Run as Administrator'. Click through UAC dialog if necessary. Because vagrant instruments Hyper-V, you must run at least most vagrant commands as administrator.

Now check out MediaWiki-Vagrant if necessary, go to the directory and:

 vagrant settings smb_shares yes
 vagrant up --provider=hyperv

This should prompt you for your virtual switch name and have you up and running soon.