Vagrant-mutate is a vagrant plugin to convert vagrant boxes to work with different providers.
I am no longer actively maintaining vagrant-mutate. If you are interested in taking over, let me know.
- Virtualbox to kvm
- Virtualbox to libvirt
- Virtualbox to bhyve
- Libvirt to kvm
- Kvm to libvirt
Vagrant-mutate 0.3 and later requires Vagrant 1.5. If you are using an older vagrant, install vagrant-mutate version 0.2.6.
qemu-img and libvirt development
Debian and derivatives
apt-get install qemu-utils libvirt-dev ruby-dev
Red Hat and derivatives
yum install qemu-img libvirt-devel rubygem-ruby-libvirt ruby-devel redhat-rpm-config
QEMU and libvirt are available from homebrew
Download and install it from Stefan Weil or compile it yourself.
Now you're ready to install vagrant-mutate. To install the latest released version simply run
vagrant plugin install vagrant-mutate
To install from source, clone the repository and run
rake build. That will produce a gem file in the pkg directory which you can then install with
vagrant plugin install.
The basic usage is
vagrant mutate box-name-or-file-or-url output-provider
For example, if you wanted to download a box created for virtualbox and add it to vagrant for libvirt
vagrant mutate http://files.vagrantup.com/precise32.box libvirt
Or if you had already downloaded it
vagrant mutate precise32.box libvirt
Or if you had already added the box to vagrant and now want to use it with libvirt
vagrant mutate precise32 libvirt
The latter syntax works for boxes you added from Vagrant Cloud or Atlas too. If you have installed multiple versions of these boxes, vagrant-mutate will always use the latest one.
$ vagrant box list hashicorp/precise64 (virtualbox, 1.1.0) $ vagrant mutate hashicorp/precise32 libvirt
If you have a box for multiple providers, you must specify the provider to use for input using the --input-provider option, e.g.
$ vagrant box list precise32 (kvm) precise32 (virtualbox) $ vagrant mutate --input-provider=virtualbox precise32 libvirt
To export a box you created with vagrant mutate, just repackage it, e.g.
vagrant box repackage precise32 libvirt
If you want to force the output box to use virtio for the disk interface, no matter what interface the input box used, use the --force-virtio option.
vagrant and vagrant-mutate will output lots of information as they run if you set the VAGRANT_LOG environment variable to INFO. See here for information on how to do that on your operating system.
If you experience any problems, please open an issue on github.
Contributions are welcome! I'd especially like to see support for converting between more providers added.
To contribute, follow the standard flow of
- Fork it
- Create your feature branch (
git checkout -b my-new-feature)
- Commit your changes (
git commit -am 'Add some feature')
- Make sure the acceptance tests pass (
- Push to the branch (
git push origin my-new-feature)
- Create new Pull Request
Even if you can't contribute code, if you have an idea for an improvement please open an issue.