"VT-x not available" when attempting to launch a Vagrant VM in Virtualbox in Parallels Mac VM

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Guest OS Discussion' started by AndrewE5, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. AndrewE5

    AndrewE5 Bit Poster

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    I have a Parallels VM running Mojave 10.14.2 and I'm trying to run a Vagrant VM via Virtualbox within this Mac VM. Whenever I try to launch the Vagrant VM, Virtualbox fails with the error "VT-x is not available." After looking though different documentation, including https://kb.parallels.com/en/116239, I can't tell if nested VMs is straight up not allowed on a guest Mac VM (because the "enable nested virtualization" checkbox doesn't exist when I looked) or if I need Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac Pro Edition to enable that feature. Some clarification would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    I'm using Virtualbox 5.2.26 and Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac Business Edition (14.1).
     
  2. rkulikov

    rkulikov Parallels Developers

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    Try in command line:
    $ prlctl set "$vm_name" --nested-virt on
     
  3. AndrewE5

    AndrewE5 Bit Poster

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    That did the trick; my VM started successfully. Hopefully it'll be stable for my purposes. Thanks for the tip!
     

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