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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Requires hypervisor support


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


To install Multipass, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Multipass, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Multipass, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade multipass -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade multipass -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure multipass installed
    name: multipass
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'multipass' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: multipass,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller multipass
   Name     = 'multipass'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'multipass':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install multipass version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 14 Oct 2021.


Package Specific

This package allows configuring multipass via either of the two supported hypervisors.
Hyper-V (and it's dependant Optional Windows Features) will be enabled if supported by your operating system. The version of Hyper-V supported by Multipass requires Windows 10 Professional/Enterprise build version 17134 or later.
Virtual Box must be preinstalled as it will not be installed with this package. If set to use Virtual Box, This package will set the driver to user Virtual Box, but other configuration may be necessary depending on your setup.

Package Parameters

The following package parameter can be set:

  • /HyperVisor: - Accepts 'VirtualBox' or 'Hyper-V' (default)

To pass parameters, use --params "''" (e.g. choco install multipass [other options] --params="'/HyperVisor:VirtualBox'").
To have choco remember parameters on upgrade, be sure to set choco feature enable -n=useRememberedArgumentsForUpgrades.


Multipass is a lightweight VM manager for Linux, Windows and macOS. It's designed for developers who want a fresh Ubuntu environment with a single command. It uses KVM on Linux, Hyper-V on Windows and HyperKit on macOS to run the VM with minimal overhead. It can also use VirtualBox on Windows and macOS. Multipass will fetch images for you and keep them up to date.

Since it supports metadata for cloud-init, you can simulate a small cloud deployment on your laptop or workstation.


This package attempts to clean up files related to multipass by running it's uninstall.exe, but will not uninstall the hypervisor.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$pp = Get-PackageParameters
if (!$pp['HyperVisor']) { $pp['HyperVisor'] = "Hyper-V" }
$winversion = Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem | Select-Object Caption, Version, BuildNumber
if ($pp['HyperVisor'] -match 'Hyper-*V') {
  if (((($winversion.Caption) -match '.*1[0-9]{1}.*Pro.*') -or (($winversion.Caption) -match '.*1[0-9]{1}.*Enterprise.*') -or (($winversion.Caption) -match '.*1[0-9]{1}.*Корпоративная.*')) -and ($winversion.BuildNumber -gt 17134)) {
    if ((Get-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName IIS-WebServer).State -eq "Disabled") {
      Write-Output "Installing Hyper-V"
      Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V -All -NoRestart
  else {
    throw "Hyper-V requires Windows 10 Pro/Enterprise with a build version > 17134"
elseif (!$pp['HyperVisor'] -match 'Virtual\s*Box') {
  throw "$($pp['HyperVisor']) is not a valid HyperVisor for this machine."

$args = @{ 
  PackageName = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  FileType = 'exe'
  SilentArgs = '/S'
  Url64bit = ''
  Checksum64 = 'cadab7a1a4e31b94805deb0613743d7b89d958558c27850e12597b2edd4d86e730f721a516bae033ce3dae2c1eb676a077e217c205309d3505708403ab046d7c'
  ChecksumType64 = 'sha512'

Install-ChocolateyPackage  @args

Install-BinFile `
  -Name $env:ChocolateyPackageName `
  -Path "$env:ProgramFiles\Multipass\bin\multipass.exe" `

if ($pp['HyperVisor'] -match 'Virtual\s*Box') {

  Write-Host "Virtual-Box must be installed to use this option"
  & "$env:ProgramFiles\Multipass\bin\multipass.exe" set local.driver=virtualbox
Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage `
  -PackageName $env:ChocolateyPackageName `
  -FileType 'exe' `
  -SilentArgs '/S' `
  -File "$env:ProgramFiles\Multipass\Uninstall.exe"

  Uninstall-BinFile -Name $env:ChocolateyPackageName -Path "$env:ProgramFiles\Multipass\bin\multipass.exe"

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Multipass 1.7.2 302 Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Approved
Multipass 1.7.0 556 Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Approved
Multipass 1.6.2 829 Friday, March 26, 2021 Approved
Multipass 652 Saturday, January 23, 2021 Approved
Multipass 1.5.0 953 Monday, November 2, 2020 Approved
Multipass 1.4.0 630 Monday, August 10, 2020 Approved
Multipass 1.3.0 478 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Approved
Multipass 1.2.1 327 Saturday, April 25, 2020 Approved
Multipass 1.1.0 496 Thursday, March 5, 2020 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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