Big Sur MacOS Vagrant issue


I just updated MacOS to New version (Big Sur). When I tried vagrant up to start the vagrant, it shows error as the following below:

There was an error while executing `VBoxManage`, a CLI used by Vagrant
for controlling VirtualBox. The command and stderr is shown below.

Command: ["hostonlyif", "create"]

Stderr: 0%...
Progress state: NS_ERROR_FAILURE
VBoxManage: error: Failed to create the host-only adapter
VBoxManage: error: VBoxNetAdpCtl: Error while adding new interface: failed to open /dev/vboxnetctl: No such file or directory
VBoxManage: error: Details: code NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005), component HostNetworkInterfaceWrap, interface IHostNetworkInterface
VBoxManage: error: Context: "RTEXITCODE handleCreate(HandlerArg *)" at line 94 of file VBoxManageHostonly.cpp

Anyone know how to solve this issue? I've tried install vagrant again already.

asked on Stack Overflow Nov 16, 2020 by Fai

2 Answers


I have solved this problem by below steps:

  1. Update your virtualbox
  2. Update your vagrant
  3. Go to System Preference then privacy& security and Allow the permission in general tap.
answered on Stack Overflow Nov 16, 2020 by Sok Chanty

I had this issue too & upgrading my virtualbox to 6.1 solve the issue. Check the thread here.

But when I tried using virtual v6.0 the error still persist.

answered on Stack Overflow Nov 16, 2020 by Mat Som

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