Getting Started with Oracle VM VirtualBox


Getting Started with Oracle VM VirtualBox
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  • Learn how to install, configure, and manage VirtualBox
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Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 86 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : December 2013
ISBN : 1782177825
ISBN 13 : 9781782177821
Author(s) : Pradyumna Dash
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Enterprise


Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Introduction to Virtualization
Chapter 2: Installation of Oracle VM VirtualBox on Linux
Chapter 3: VM Creation on VirtualBox
Chapter 4: Installing OEL
Chapter 5: Virtual Networking
Chapter 6: Virtual Storage
Index
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Virtualization
    • Hypervisor
    • Reasons to use Virtualization
    • Oracle VM VirtualBox
    • Virtualization components
    • VirtualBox features
    • How VirtualBox functions
    • Oracle VM VirtualBox architecture
      • VBoxSVC
      • VirtualBox
    • Summary
  • Chapter 2: Installation of Oracle VM VirtualBox on Linux
    • Basic requirements
      • Host OS
        • Windows
        • Mac OS X
        • Linux
        • Solaris
      • Guest OS
    • Installation
      • Dependency packages installation
      • Installation of VirtualBox 4.2.16
      • Rebuilding kernel modules
    • Start VirtualBox
    • Update VirtualBox
    • Remove VirtualBox
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3: VM Creation on VirtualBox
    • Creating the guest virtual machine
    • Starting the virtual machine
    • Virtual machine groups
    • Virtual machine snapshots
      • Taking, restoring, and deleting snapshots
    • Virtual machine clone
    • Summary
  • Chapter 4: Installing OEL
    • Installing Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.0
    • Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions
      • Ways to install VirtualBox Guest Additions
    • Using shared folders
    • Mounting the folders
    • Memory management techniques
      • Memory ballooning
      • Page fusion
    • Summary
  • Chapter 5: Virtual Networking
    • Virtual networking hardware
    • Networking modes
      • Network Address Translation (NAT)
      • Port forwarding with NAT
    • Bridged networking
    • Internal networking
      • Host-only networking
      • Bandwidth limitation for network I/O
    • Summary
  • Chapter 6: Virtual Storage
    • Virtual disk
    • Hard disk controllers
      • Disk image files (VDI, VMDK, VHD, and HDD)
      • Image write modes
      • Cloning a virtual disk image
      • Bandwidth control for disk images
    • Summary

Pradyumna Dash

Pradyumna Dash has been in IT for over 10 years. He has a Bachelor’s degree in IT and Management and holds a number of certifications from vendors such as RedHat, Oracle, SNIA, EXIN, OpenGroup, IBM, Rackspace, AWS, and many more. Currently, he works as a Solution Architect for a consulting organization in a team specializing in free and open source solutions, virtualization, cloud computing, infrastructure consulting, infrastructure architecture and design, and solution architecting large datacenter solutions. He has been working with Linux since 1998 and is an open source fanatic. He also has extensive knowledge of open source virtualization solutions and cloud technologies.

Linux and knowledge sharing are two of his many passions. He has also published multiple articles for Asia's biggest Linux magazine and is an active member in multiple Linux user groups and communities across the globe.

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What you will learn from this book

  • Install VirtualBox on your desktop and create a guest virtual machine
  • Discover advanced features like snapshot, Clone, and VM Groups
  • Install Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.0 as a guest OS
  • Explore the different networking and storage options available in VirtualBox
  • Discover the memory management techniques available in VirtualBox

In Detail

Oracle VM VirtualBox is an open source, cross-platform virtualization software package. Desktop virtualization software gives you the ability to install and run multiple operating systems on your computer in a virtual environment without disturbing the host OS. VirtualBox helps you create a completely isolated virtual environment and therefore prevents viruses, malware, or any other kinds of threats spreading from the guest-to-host machine.

Getting Started with Oracle VM VirtualBox is a step-by-step guide designed to help you understand the concepts of virtualization and start running VirtualBox on your system. This book will show you how to install, configure, and manage VirtualBox. It will also show you how to install Oracle Enterprise Linux as a guest VM and make use of the essential features of VirtualBox.

This book will show you how to install and configure VirtualBox on your desktop. You will then learn how to create a guest machine as well as features like starting, stopping, removal, and cloning of the guest machine. This book will also introduce you to some advanced features like snapshot, Clone, and VM Groups.

You will then discover how you can install Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.0 as a guest OS and also how to share a folder both in Windows and Linux operating systems. You will then learn about the different networking options available on VirtualBox and discover how they work. Finally, this book will introduce you to the different virtual storage options available in VirtualBox and show you how they work.

Approach

A step-by-step guide that will show you how to install, configure, and manage VirtualBox.

Who this book is for

This book is for system administrators, technical architects, and virtualization enthusiasts who want to learn how to set up a virtual machine. Knowledge of the Linux environment is expected. Prior experience with VirtualBox or knowledge of virtualization is not required.

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