How to set up VirtualBox
Here you will find out:
- why you may use VirtualBox
- how to set up VirtualBox
- how DiskInternals software can help you
Are you ready? Let's read!
VirtualBox eliminates the need to additionally install an operating system on a physical computer to run virtual machines. Surprisingly, installing VirtualBox will not cost you a dime. A virtual machine behaves like a physical machine; the operating system and installed services "think" that they are running on a regular physical machine. You can safely perform testing and not be afraid that you will damage the VM or the host operating system, since the virtual machines are isolated from each other and from the host operating system.
Set up VirtualBox
Setting up VirtualBox is roughly the same for all supported operating systems.
Here's how to get started:
- 1. Enable hardware virtualization features on your CPU (Intel VT-X or AMD-V) in the BIOS of your physical computer. If this is not done, then you may receive an error message: “VT-x is not available”. Also, if you use Hyper-V on your Windows computer, then you will have to uninstall it before installing VirtualBox. Hyper-V will block virtualization hardware extensions and prevent VirtualBox from starting.
- 2. Next, start downloading the VirtualBox installer. This can be done on the official website by selecting a specific installer that matches your operating system.
- 3. After downloading the installer, run it and define the installation parameters.
As soon as you open the VirtualBox installer, you will see the installation wizard with a graphical user interface.
The installation of the components will begin; you can click on the installation directory and select the default values. Also, check the boxes next to shortcut options and file associations and approve the installation of VirtualBox network interfaces.
Next, click on the button "Ready to install", then click "Install", and wait until the installation of VirtualBox is complete.
Everything is ready, and you can now start running VirtualBox.
Recover information with VMFS Recovery
DiskInternals VMFS Recovery will help you recover files of any format, for any version of VMFS. It is a professional dedicated tool for VMware® data recovery and VMDK file reading and recovery. The program confidently returns VMDK images stored on disks formatted by the VMware ESX / ESXi server. Any virtual disks of your choice can be mounted in local storage for easy viewing of files. At every step, you will be accompanied by a Recovery Wizard, so you don't need any technical skills in this area.
Be sure to read this guide carefully before using the utility:
- Download and install the program, click on the Wizard, and start the recovery process.
- If necessary, connect via SSH (if necessary) or immediately open the disk (local disk or SSH).
- Click on the "Scan" button. After this process, find the files you need.
- Mount the VMDK file, then open that VMDK file. You can now view the files for free to check their integrity.
- Then, purchase a license on the company's website and complete the entire process by exporting data (you can also get help from an Export Wizard).
Enjoy the work and do not lose data anymore!
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