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Learning VirtualBox

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Discover how to configure and use VirtualBox—a free software virtualization package from Oracle—to create virtual machines on your computer.

VirtualBox—a free software virtualization package from Oracle that allows you to host multiple operating systems on a single physical machine—is an excellent solution for creating your own practice and testing environments. In this course, learn how to use VirtualBox to create virtual machines on your computer. Instructor Scott Simpson demonstrates how to set up VirtualBox and install both Windows 10 and Linux, complete with guest additions. He also highlights key VirtualBox techniques, including creating and deleting virtual machines, networking, rolling back changes with snapshots, managing VirtualBox from the command line. Plus, get tips for troubleshooting common VirtualBox problems.


  • Learning VirtualBox
  • What is VirtualBox?
  • What you should know
1. The VirtualBox Software
  • Installing and exploring VirtualBox
  • Guest Additions and extension packs
  • Allocating resources for guests
2. Guest OS: Windows 10
  • Installing Windows 10 in VirtualBox
  • Guest Additions for Windows
3. Guest OS: Linux
  • Installing Linux in VirtualBox
  • Guest Additions for Linux
4. VirtualBox Features
  • Explore the Virtual Machine window
  • Explore virtual machine settings
  • Managing disks and memory
  • Networking with VirtualBox
  • Modifying network settings
  • Forwarding ports for services
  • Using host hardware in a guest OS
  • Importing and exporting appliances
  • Working with snapshots and clones
  • Shared folders, clipboard, and drag and drop
  • Using the VirtualBox command-line tools
  • Advanced disk usage
  • Removing or deleting a virtual machine
  • Troubleshooting common problems
  • Conclusion

Taught by

Scott Simpson

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