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Software Author(s):

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1.9.1 | Updated: 25 May 2022



Downloads of v 1.9.1:



Software Author(s):

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Multipass 1.9.1

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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

Learn More

Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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:


Deployment Method:

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

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • 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. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade multipass -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO 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="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install multipass
    name: multipass
    version: '1.9.1'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'multipass' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.9.1'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller multipass
    Name     = "multipass"
    Version  = "1.9.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'multipass':
  ensure   => '1.9.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 25 May 2022.


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.
VirtualBox must be preinstalled as it will not be installed with this package. If set to use VirtualBox, This package will set the driver to user VirtualBox, 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" }
$winversion = Get-cimInstance -ClassName Win32_OperatingSystem | Select-Object Caption, Version, BuildNumber
if ($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 = '24FF1E6BACCDC9B9F0CBA535C60B2960E94B836D254EECD03D805B123512C9555E977DD2932B82845D78818D780357763D348A63FEB2B35FFDDFA285ECC7DA52'
  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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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Multipass 1.9.0 279 Thursday, May 5, 2022 Approved
Multipass 1.8.0 1383 Tuesday, October 26, 2021 Approved
Multipass 236 Thursday, October 14, 2021 Approved
Multipass 1.7.2 320 Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Approved
Multipass 1.7.0 584 Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Approved
Multipass 1.6.2 848 Friday, March 26, 2021 Approved
Multipass 682 Saturday, January 23, 2021 Approved
Multipass 1.5.0 976 Monday, November 2, 2020 Approved
Multipass 1.4.0 659 Monday, August 10, 2020 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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