Getting Started With VirtualBox Step By Step

If you are a technical professional from the computer networking domain, you must have heard about the Virtualization. If you have heard about the virtualization, then you should also have heard about the VMware, Hyper-V, and VirtualBox virtualization platforms. In this post, we will focus on the getting started with VirtualBox step by step beginner’s guide. However, you can also search the step by step articles on VMware and Hyper-V in our blog.

VirtualBox is an open-source, cross-platform, virtualization solution invented by Oracle. It allows you to run a wide range of guest operating systems including Windows, MAC, Solaris, and Linux.

Step By Step VirtualBox Tutorials

This is not a single post article, actually, it is a series of posts related to getting started with VirtualBox step by step guide. We will start to explain from the beginning to advance. Means from the downloading to the higher level configurations such as creating a virtual machine to cloning and encrypting the virtual machine in VirtualBox. So, let’s start from right now and stay connected until you become familiar with the all of the following articles:

  1. Downloading the latest version of VirtualBox.
  2. Creating a new virtual machine in VirtualBox.
  3. Understanding and configuring virtual machine settings in VirtualBox.
  4. Installing a guest operating system in VirtualBox.
  5. Working with snapshots in VirtualBox.
  6. Installing VirtualBox Extension Pack.
  7. Encrypting a virtual machine in VirtualBox.
  8. Creating a clone virtual machine in VirtualBox.

Download Latest Version of VirtualBox

You can download VirtualBox for the various platforms such as Linux, Windows, and MAC. Click the following link to download the latest version of VirtulBox from the VirtulBox official website. When you click the following link, you will be redirected to the VirtualBox official download center.

Getting Started with VirtualBox

In the VirtualBox Download Center, you can download VirtualBox for the desired platform. Once you have downloaded VirtualBox, install it on your host machine. The installation process of VirtualBox on a Windows host is pretty straightforward. You don’t need to know much of technical knowledge to download and install VirtualBox. However, installing VirtualBox on a Linux or Mac host can be a tedious job if you are not familiar with these hosts. In our getting started with VirtualBox guide, we will demonstrate the VirtualBox configuration on a Windows system.

Once you complete all the preceding VirtualBox tasks, you should have learned how to download, install, and use VirtualBox virtualization solution.

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