Local Unable to Start Machine After VMware Upgrade

Oracel VM VirtualBox gives the following message after upgrade to latest version. Local by Flywheel unable to start VirtualBox either. Please advise if thjis is a known issue and any available fix. Thank you.

"Failed to open a session for the virtual machine local-by-flywheel.

The virtual machine ‘local-by-flywheel’ has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1). More details may be available in ‘C:\Users\User.docker\machine\machines\local-by-flywheel\local-by-flywheel\Logs\VBoxHardening.log’.

Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005)
Component: MachineWrap
Interface: IMachine {85cd948e-a71f-4289-281e-0ca7ad48cd89}"

Hi David,

Sorry for the trouble!

Did you update a VMWare application or VirtualBox?

If you updated VirtualBox, did you update manually or did Local handle the update?

Hello Clay,

My sincere apologies for not getting back to you sooner - sorry!

I have resolved this error now by uninstalling Oracle VM, allowing Local to automatically update to the latest version, after which Local installed VMWare etc.

I now have another problem that David/Local is looking at. When I try to update plugins on my “Local” machine, I get an error message telling me that there is a problem communication with the local router.

I have just sent David a Local log file etc. to assist him in diagnosing this problem.

Thanks again Clay.

Best regards,
WEBinate Web Design Studio

Hi David,

Glad you resolved the issue with VirtualBox!

Are you still working with David Rapsey regarding the plugin/router issue?

Hi Clay,

Thanks for your email below.

I haven’t responded to David Rapsey yet. However, if you could pass this on to him, I’d appreciate it very much.

I have actioned all 3 of the suggestions David so kindly offered, several times, but sadly, the problem remains as before…

If I continually click on “admin” or “view site” for a website running on Local, I get the error “Unable to connect Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at webinate.local.” This error is the same for all common browsers.

If I wait long enough, and click on “admin” or “view site” often enough, eventually I get access, and the Browser will generally allow me to move through the WP Admin system OK, except when I want to update plugins – then I get the “Unable to connect” error in the browser again. Strangely, when this happens, I find that the plugin has actually managed to update correctly.

I can see that my issue is common across a lot of users, and it’s really frustrating. I’m sure you guys are just as frustrated too!

I see enormous potential for my freelance business with Flywheel hosting and Local, but I’m reluctant to commit until I can get this issue sorted out. I have spent countless hours on a range of issues with Local, and one-by-one each issue has been resolved – other than how slow Local runs on my machine – although that has improved with updates recently – to some degree.

I notice that Pantheon https://pantheon.io/ allow unlimited Dev sites and only charge once the site goes live. I wonder if you guys at Flywheel might consider doing this until we can get Local rock solid.

Thanks again Clay.

Best regards,

David Caudwell

Web Designer

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