A VirtualBox machine with the name 'homestead' already exists

the machine with the name was not found configured for this vagrant environment
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Since homestead 2.0 homestead laravel has not been working

I don't know why 'homestead init' creates a Homestead.yaml file in mydirectory/.homestead and not in the project directory. Homestead up OR Vagrant up create the following message

A VirtualBox machine with the name 'homestead' already exists.

Bringing machine 'default' up with 'virtualbox' provider...
==> default: Importing base box 'laravel/homestead'...
==> default: Matching MAC address for NAT networking...
==> default: Checking if box 'laravel/homestead' is up to date...
A VirtualBox machine with the name 'homestead' already exists.
Please use another name or delete the machine with the existing
name, and try again.

I solved by using vboxmanage to get the ID of the VM.

$ vboxmanage list vms
"my-vm" {c700b8b6-b766-4638-871b-736b44b7db18}

Copy the ID of the desired VM (the c700…db18 string) into the contents of ~/.vagrant/machines/default/virtualbox/id. Save the file then run vagrant up to get the vm working without having to destroy it.

Vagrant complains "A VirtualBox machine with the name 'homestead , The Vagrantfile script of Homestead attempts (by calling scripts/homestead.rb script) to create a machine with a default name of 'homestead-7'. VirtualBox is designed to run virtual machines on your physical machine without reinstalling your OS that is running on a physical machine. One more VirtualBox advantage is that this product can be installed for free. A virtual machine (VM) works much like a physical one.

For me, the machine was not showing up as an active VM in the VirtualBox application. To fix I had to do this:

vagrant global-status

This gave me the ID of the machine that I needed to destroy. With the ID, run:

vagrant destroy {VM ID}

I had to run that in sudo to actually destroy the machine. At that point, I was able to run

vagrant up

A VirtualBox machine with the name 'homestead' already , The vagrant up not worked. When I try to start the box I get the following message​: #~ vagrant up Bringing machine 'default' up with 'virtualbox'  A VirtualBox machine with the name 'oct22_vlad' already exists. Please use another name or delete the machine with the existing name, and try again. I have checked and I don't see another box with that name. I have also grepped via ag my home dir for the box in question's id

You probably have a virtualbox running! Open the programme virtualbox and shut down the other virtualbox ;) http://smallbusiness.chron.com/shut-down-virtualbox-43657.html

If this isn't working then you might want to delete the old homestead folder and place all your projects in the new folder ;)

A VirtualBox machine with the name 'homestead-7 , Trying to create a new homestead installation I keep getting "A VirtualBox machine with the name 'homestead-7' already exists". Posted 2 years  A VirtualBox machine with the name 'homestead' already exists. Please use another name or delete the machine with the existing name, and try again. I read a lot of questions and tutorials on the web from google. (ahhhh) But almost all solutions is destroy the machine and init again.

From the following message :

A VirtualBox machine with the name 'vm_name' already exists. Please use another name or delete the machine with the existing name, and try again.

I listed current running virtual machines from the command line :

VBoxManage list vms

Result :

"vm_name" {8ba467b7-da96-4f68-9bf8-671dd6f0d007}

Then proceeded with the removal of the offending virtual machine :

VBoxManage unregistervm 8ba467b7-da96-4f68-9bf8-671dd6f0d007 --delete

Vagrant Box With This Name Already Exists, A VirtualBox machine with the name 'ubuntu-xenial-16.04-cloudimg' already exists. Please use another name or delete the machine with the  You can change the virtual machine name in the Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager. Note that changing the name does not change the name of any of the virtual machine files or the name of the directory that the files are located in. Here is how you can change the name of a virtual machine in Oracle Virtual: Select Player > Settings > General:

I'm a bit late to the party on this, but for anyone else having this issue SergioPeluzzi came closest, but didn't get the cigar with this:

Seek for vb.name = settings["name"] = "homestead" line and changed "homestead" to "HOMESTEAD" and "vói lá"

The line is actually:

vb.name = settings["name"] ||= "homestead"

As you can see from the bit that says settings["name"], you just need to add a name field to your Homestead YAML file, e.g.

memory: 2048
cpus: 1
provider: virtualbox
name: my-sexy-homestead-box

Cannot vagrant up - VirtualBox machine already exists, A VirtualBox machine with the name '*****.dev' already exists. Please use another name or delete the machine with the existing name, and try  Starts the VirtualBox virtual machine with the given name or unique identifier (UUID). Last edited by socratis on 11. Jun 2019, 06:22, edited 2 times in total.

Roots Trellis: A VirtualBox machine with the name 'bla bla bla.dev , A VirtualBox machine with the name 'blablabla.dev' already exists. Please use another name or delete the machine with the existing name, and  Where: VM_name is the name of your virtual machine;; nic1 is the number of the virtual network adapter;; nat is the name of the VirtualBox network mode that you need to set.; Port forwarding can be configured right from the VirtualBox VM network settings window by clicking the Port forwarding button (seen in the screenshot above).

Troubleshooting A VirtualBox machine with the name 'dev' already , Troubleshooting A VirtualBox machine with the name 'dev' already exists. July 7th, 2015. I just had the weirdest thing happen to me. I was working as usual in  In this quick tutorial, we’re going to get through how to change Vagrant virtual machine name in VirtualBox GUI. This will help us identify the VM easily. This will help us identify the VM easily. By default, Vagrant sets the name of the virtual machine to the containing folder of the Vagrantfile plus a timestamp of when the machine was created, for example:

Troubleshooting (and solving) the Homestead's error message on , A VirtualBox machine with the name 'homestead' already exists. Please use another name or delete the machine with the existing name, and  If you just installed VirtualBox, this list will be empty. As you can see on the image below, in my case I already have one. Let’s now create a new one for Raspbian Desktop. Click on the “New” button. You will get a setting popup for your new virtual machine. Virtual Machine Name and type. First select a name which will be easy for you to

Comments
  • This can happen when you delete directly from the filesystem without informing Vagrant and/or VirtualBox. Try VBoxManage list vms and see if there is a ghost/orphan/zombie entry that needs to be expunged.
  • For homestead specific answer - see answer from @TheSteed
  • github.com/hashicorp/vagrant/issues/6623#issuecomment-160980634
  • Your answer should be accepted! You solved the problem without destroying a machine, like some others suggested
  • Just to note, that if you named your box differently via define (like me), then the path will not be ../default/ , its : .vagrant/machines/<box name>/virtualbox/id. #profit!
  • Worked like a charm. Just curious why the id of my vm suddenly changed and this was necessary at all.
  • On my dev environment, the id file was on the the same path, but on the root of the project. At project-root/.vagrant/machines/default/virtualbox/id
  • For me the .vagrant folder was not in ~/ but in the homestead installation folder (i.e. the folder you run vagrant up from)
  • If your homestead box is corrupted, not already running, this is the answer for you. Verified on Ubuntu 14.02 running VirtualBox.
  • This is useful because it shows you the directory of running vagrant VMs