Oracle VirtualBox is a type 2 Virtualizer for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Solaris, that enables you to install one or multiple operating systems within your own operating system.
You can run Linux inside your Windows environment to use the operating system or teach yourself Linux. There is no longer a need to do a ‘dual boot’ on your computer.
In this course you will be able to:
BONUS SECTION: I show you how to get Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 in a prepackaged virtual machine FREE & LEGAL!
I’ll go thru all the steps you need from scratch to get you up and running. I’ll take you from someone who might have heard about a virtual machine to someone that installs and uses virtual machines like a pro!
We will go thru the process to install the following operating systems:
Once you install one operating system there isn't much of a difference between the other operating installations, which is why this course will not install 15 different operating systems and only a few and really focus on the features of Virtualbox and how to use your virtual machine.
Virtual Machines allow you to:
Don’t mess with your main operating system where you can break it! Use a virtual machine and go to town, use a snapshot to go back to a point where it was working again.
I know you are ready to jump in and get started and I can’t wait to help you along the way!
WELCOME TO THE COURSE
A document that shows all the support host operating systems that you can install Oracle Virtualbox on.
To get started we need to download the free Virtualbox software for your host operating system.
A few links of how to get ISO images to install virtual machines and how to create them for Windows systems.
Creating a blank virtual machine without any operating system involved is the first step to creating your VMs.
Install Windows 7 into your first virtual machine
Let's get your virtual machine started and looking at some of the basics inside your virtual machine.
We go over the buttons on Oracle Virtualbox to use the application for your virtual machines.
An overview of the global settings options for Virtualbox.
We look at how you add an already created virtual machine, deleting a virtual machine from your list and from the hard drive, along with how to clone (make a copy) of the virtual machine.
We will explain what OVF is and how you can use it to import / export VMs between computers and how to accomplish this in Virtualbox.
We look at the amazing feature of snapshots to keep a virtual machine state of the past and be able to easily go back to that state. This is a must needed feature for almost everyone and is great for testing.
We explain grouping and why it can help you when you have multiple virtual machines and how to set it up.
I show you how to quickly remove the VM messages that popup each time you start a virtual machine.
Test your knowledge of what we have covered for Virtualbox
Get more features with your virtual machine by installing Virtualbox Guest additions.
- Shared Folders
- Drag and Drop
- Hardware-accelerated graphics
- Seamless Windows
- Guest Properties
- Guest Control
- Memory Overcommitment
- and more.
Easily drag files and programs between your host system and your VM and back again with the amazing drag and drop feature. Also, we look at copying text from the host OS to your VM with shared clipboards.
Easily share documents and programs with shared folders. We will set up a shared folder on the host OS and add it to our Windows VM.
A quick introduction on the installation of the VMs in this section. Please jump to any of the operating systems you want to install in your VM.
Jesse Moran holds degrees in Systems Administration & Engineering along with a degree in Business Administration & Marketing.
With over 20 years of computer experience and constantly learning new products and features, Jesse is up to date with the latest technology and financial news. Jesse enjoys fixing issues, virus removal, virtualization, coding.
He has an amazing wife and daughter that he spends most of his time with when not working.