There’s a few issues with running Vagrant with Libvirt on Ubuntu 16.04 . Namely, the bundled version of Vagrant is broken. Whoops!
Here’s how you can get it running using the upstream Vagrant (currently 1.8.4), get a basic libvirt running, and bring up a VM just to prove that it works (we’ll use openSUSE because they provide a box that works with libvirt).
Install the libvirt essentials
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-virt-server ubuntu-virt-mgmt virt-manager libvirt-dev sudo adduser YOURUSERNAME libvirtd
Fetch and install upstream Vagrant
DANGER: Don’t run any vagrant plugins with sudo, it will probably trash permissions on your ~/.vagrant.d/ directory and go badly for you.
sudo apt purge vagrant sudo apt autoremove wget https://releases.hashicorp.com/vagrant/1.8.4/vagrant_1.8.4_x86_64.deb sudo dpkg -i vagrant_1.8.4_x86_64.deb sudo apt-get install -f vagrant plugin install vagrant-libvirt
Bring up a test VM
Showtime! Bring up a test VM and connect to it with ssh…
mkdir testvm cd testvm vagrant init opensuse/openSUSE-42.1-x86_64 vagrant up --provider libvirt vagrant ssh
Get rid of the test machine
Phew. Next up, making your own box.