Updated CentOS Vagrant Images Available

Friday, 8, July 2016 Laurențiu Păncescu Uncategorized 16 Comments

Official Vagrant images for CentOS Linux 6 and CentOS Linux 7 for x86_64 are now available for download, featuring updated packages to 1st July 2016 and some improvements:

Known Issues


Only x86_64 images are currently available, for Vagrant’s libvirt and VirtualBox providers.

First-time users can download the official images from Hashicorp’s Atlas. You can use vagrant box add centos/6 for CentOS Linux 6, or vagrant box add centos/7 for CentOS Linux 7.

Existing users can upgrade their boxes directly by Vagrant, e.g. vagrant box update --box centos/7, but the changes will only apply to newly created instances.


If you encounter any unexpected issues with the Vagrant images, feel free to ask on the centos-devel mailing list, or in #centos-devel on Freenode.

16 thoughts on "Updated CentOS Vagrant Images Available"

  1. Harman says:

    Hey, How are you guys able to login. I installed vm by vagrant up and then I am not able to login. I am using 'vagrant' as username and using no password.
    Is there any other way around please let me know

    1. Jonathan says:

      I ran into the same problem--the permissions on .ssh/authorized_keys is incorrect. Use "vagrant ssh" to get into the box, the password is "vagrant". Then run "chmod 600 .ssh/authorized_keys".

    2. Tim Cosgrove says:

      Running `vagrant ssh` will put you into the machine as the Vagrant user. You can then sudo for root-level access, with no authentication required.

  2. Dave says:

    Please chmod ~vagrant/authorized_keys to 600 - this causes the ssh connection to attempt fallback to password authentication

    1. Samir says:

      This isn't an issue with the image, but a bug in vagrant. https://github.com/mitchellh/vagrant/issues/7610

      You can apply one of the workarounds mentioned in that post or wait for 1.8.6.

    2. Martin says:

      I have had the same problem. This is an issue of vagrant. download older version, or wait for next release

  3. OQRios says:


    vagrant ssh

    good luck

  4. Zablocki says:

    Need password for "sudo mysql_secure_installation". Blank is not accepted.

    1. Alejandro Odreman says:

      Same problem here, vagrant, root, toor or blank not working

    2. Alejandro Odreman says:

      ok In my case the problem was the mysql root password I was able to reset it using this guide:

  5. Eric says:

    There is a password, and it turned out to be my first guess: "vagrant".

  6. Tomohiro says:

    Not putting GuestEdition for VirtualBox goes against community standard on how to build virtualboxes, and goes against default behavior. Also, will this require Ansible on the host? This might make it not work on Windows if that is the case, as Ansible doesn't support Windows as a host.

    1. Laurențiu Păncescu says:

      Ansible is not required on the host. As the announcement mentions, you can try the vagrant-vbguest plugin, if you need the VirtualBox Guest Additions and the "starter kit" isn't an option for you.

  7. HostGarou says:

    We suck at vagrant ssh password authentication too, is there any fix?


  8. marxwang says:

    Is there any way to know image(1606.1)disk sizes could up to? 1000G? 500g?


    1. kbsingh says:

      its a sparse file, i believe its setup to goto 60gb by default

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