Posts tagged virtualBox
Some time ago I decided to take a look at virtualbox. After using some downloadable appliances I decided to install one for myself from scratch to have it configured just the way I want. This blog describes what I did to achieve this. I am still quit pleased with virtualbox. Somebody pointed out to me that the CPU Utilization is quit high though. Some browsing on the internet and looking in the manual gave me the solution. I will talk about this later.
Installing virtualbox is very simple. Just download the installer and run it. Follow the wizard and do aÂ next/next/finish installation. If you have a dual core PC or laptop (who hasn’t nowadays) please have a look at the end of this blog…. You might have to do some additional settings.
Installing Oracle Enterprise Linux is also very simple. First I created an empty virtual machine with a single disk of at least 15 Gb. I selected two processors and switched on all virtualization acceleration as my hardware supports that. I both tried the PIIX3 and ICH9 chipset. I could install OEL with both only with PIIX3 OEL actually booted. In total these settings resulted in a 10-20% CPU utilization when my guest is idle. Not great but More >
VMware player has been my number one virtualization solution for quite some time. Recently I became curious about Oracleâ€™s virtualBox (formally Sunâ€™s virtualization solution). Could this be a nice alternative? Especially because Oracle recently released a pre-built virtualBox virtual machine (vm) with the SOA and BPM Suite 11g running on Oracleâ€™s Enterprise Linux 5.
In this post I’ll summarize what I had to do to get this vm running. I wanted to see if I was easily able to reach the next without having to read endless manuals:
- Getting the vm to run the first time
- Network & Shares (Connectivity)
- Working with snapshots