scala-kafka and virtualbox network error 27 Jan 2014 || kafka • vagrant • osx Playing with scala-kafka ends up with this error on OSx 10.9.1 : $ vagrant up Bringing machine 'zookeeper' up with 'virtualbox' provider... Bringing machine 'brokerOne' up with 'virtualbox' provider... [zookeeper] Box 'precise64' was not found. Fetching box from specified URL for the provider 'virtualbox'. Note that if the URL does not have a box for this provider, you should interrupt Vagrant now and add the box yourself. Otherwise Vagrant will attempt to download the full box prior to discovering this error. Downloading box from URL: http://files.vagrantup.com/precise64.box Extracting box...te: 5181k/s, Estimated time remaining: --:--:--) Successfully added box 'precise64' with provider 'virtualbox'! [zookeeper] Importing base box 'precise64'... [zookeeper] Matching MAC address for NAT networking... [zookeeper] Setting the name of the VM... [zookeeper] Clearing any previously set forwarded ports... [zookeeper] Clearing any previously set network interfaces... There was an error while executing `VBoxManage`, a CLI used by Vagrant for controlling VirtualBox. The command and stderr is shown below. Command: ["hostonlyif", "create"] Stderr: VBoxManage: error: Unable to create a host network interface VBoxManage: error: Details: code NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005), component Host, interface IHost, callee nsISupports Context: "CreateHostOnlyNetworkInterface (hif.asOutParam(), progress.asOutParam())" at line 64 of file VBoxManageHostonly.cpp ###Cause: The virtual box service is not running properly. ###Solution: Restart virtual box with : sudo /Library/StartupItems/VirtualBox/VirtualBox restart Thanks to Thibaut.