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CoreOS kernel boot very slow on VMware Fusion 11.0.2 Vagrant 2.2.3 #2566

plkokanov opened this Issue Mar 14, 2019 · 2 comments


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Container Linux Version

$ cat /etc/os-release
NAME="Container Linux by CoreOS"
PRETTY_NAME="Container Linux by CoreOS 2023.5.0 (Rhyolite)"


VMware Fusion 11.0.2
Vagrant 2.2.3
vagrant vmware_desktop provider

Expected Behavior

The OS would boot in a couple of minutes similar to how fast it boots on VirtualBox

Actual Behavior

CoreOS takes a very long time booting the kernel:
Sometimes a config.vm.boot_timeout of 30 minutes is not enough.

Reproduction Steps

  1. Add vmware_desktop provider to the list of vmware providers in the Vagrantfile (e.g. in all cases where the vmware providers are listed add vmware_desktop: ["vmware_fusion", "vmware_workstation"] -> ["vmware_fusion", "vmware_workstation", "vmware_desktop"]
  2. Use vagrant up --provider vmware_desktop to start the machine.

Other Information

If vmware_desktop is not added as an additional provider and not specified to be used the VM will not be able to start at all.

@plkokanov plkokanov changed the title CoreOS kernel boot too slow on VMware Fusion 11.0.2 Vagrant 2.2.3 CoreOS kernel boot very slow on VMware Fusion 11.0.2 Vagrant 2.2.3 Mar 14, 2019


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bgilbert commented Mar 14, 2019

Did older versions of Container Linux boot at a reasonable speed?

Is there a particular part of the boot sequence that takes most of the time?


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plkokanov commented Mar 18, 2019

@bgilbert I tried with the stable release of 1967.6.0 and it boots faster. However, the ssh login doesn't seem to work. I'll check with even older versions and update the issue.

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