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Getting Started with Oracle VM VirtualBox

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Pradyumna Dash

Build your own virtual environment from scratch using VirtualBox
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782177821
Paperback86 pages

About This Book

  • Learn how to install, configure, and manage VirtualBox
  • A step-by-step guide which will teach you how to build your own virtual environment from scratch
  • Discover advanced features of 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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Virtualization
Hypervisor
Reasons to use Virtualization
Oracle VM VirtualBox
Virtualization components
VirtualBox features
How VirtualBox functions
Oracle VM VirtualBox architecture
Summary
Chapter 2: Installation of Oracle VM VirtualBox on Linux
Basic requirements
Installation
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
Virtual machine clone
Summary
Chapter 4: Installing OEL
Installing Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.0
Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions
Using shared folders
Mounting the folders
Memory management techniques
Summary
Chapter 5: Virtual Networking
Virtual networking hardware
Networking modes
Bridged networking
Internal networking
Summary
Chapter 6: Virtual Storage
Virtual disk
Hard disk controllers
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • 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.

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