Setup VM using Oracle Virtual Box 7

In blog Setup VM for DB2, we covered how to install and create VM using Oracle Virtual Box 6. Oracle has released Oracle Virtual Box 7 and process is bit different from Virtual Box 6. 

In this blog we will cover installation of Oracle Virtual Box 7 and creating a VM.

Step1: Download Oracle Virtual Box

You can download Oracle Virtual Box from  Download Oracle Virtual Box

Step2: Install Oracle Virtual Box

Run setup file to get below screen

If you get below error, download Visual C++ from Microsoft site and install it, that should fix the issue.

After installation of Visual C++, try running setup again.

Click on Next > button

You can change installation directory by clicking on Browse button. If you do not require Python Support for Virtual Box, you can disable it. I have disable it in this case. 

Click on Next >

You will get a warning message as above indicating your network might temporarily disconnect, if you are actively using your network like downloading or uploading or connected to your system by taking RDP it will disconnect.

Click on Yes button to proceed.

Click on Install button to install Oracle Virtual Box

Once installation completes you will get above screen. Keep Start Oracle VM VirtaulBox option checked.

Click on Finish button to complete installation. It will launch Oracle VM VirtaulBox.

Step3: Create a VM in Oracle VirtaulBox

Click on New button

In Name field enter a name for your VM. In Folder field you can update location where you want to store your VM files. In Type field select OS Type i.e Windows, Linux, Solaris etc. In Version field select OS version from drop down.

Select OS Type and Version which you are planning to install on your VM. You can leave ISO Image filed to default value.

Configure memory and Processors for your VM using scroller or edit in text box.

Click on Next button.

Virtual Hard disk size can be configured by using scroller or updating size in text box. If you want to allocate full size of Hard disk then check Pre-allocate Full Size  else Hard disk size will grow as data will increase in VM.

You can review your configuration in Summary page, if you want to make some changes, click on Back button and make changes to configuration. 

If you are fine with configuration, click on Finish button to create VM.

You will get above screen on successful VM creation. Select your VM and click on Settings button to make changes to your VM configuration.

You can add additional Virtual Hard disk, mount optical disk by clicking on Storage button, change Boot order, Memory and Processor configuration by clicking on System button. Change VM name by clicking on General button.

Click on Network button to make changes to network setting for your VM. Ensure Enable Network Adapter under Adapter 1  is checked. In Attached to you can select Bridged Adapter if you want to make your VM part of your network else keep it on default setting of NAT.

Step4: Install OS in your VM.

To install Red Hat Linux on your VM check below blog.

Red Hat Linux 8.2 Installation on Oracle Virtual Box VM

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