Oracle has just released Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure version 3.5, a major new release which introduces some great new features, but also allows a VDI deployment that can start with a single server, yet scale to the Enterprise. Here's a quick review of some of these features:
Just last week Oracle released Oracle Linux 6.4 and so it was time that Fat Bloke updated his Oracle Linux guests.
So after a simple and quick:
I was in a position to reboot into my freshly updated 6.4 vm. But after rebooting I found myself looking at a stuck screen that looked a little like this:
Since the initial blog about VirtualBox and Networking, there have been lots of people asking how to run multiple server vm's on their laptops, allowing the host to also connect to these servers too. As it happens, I recently needed just such a configuration myself so thought I'd share how I did it...
On my Oracle Linux laptop, I wanted to set up a private network within my host on which I would run:
Don't you just hate it when this happens:
Fortunately, if you're running inside VirtualBox, you can resize your virtual disk and magically make your guest have a bigger disk very easily. There are 2 steps to doing this...
A lot of the recent blog entries here have been about Oracle VM VirtualBox, possibly the coolest personal desktop virtualization product known to man. Deploying VirtualBox on your PC or Mac lets you run many virtual desktops at the same time to one user, you.
But did you know that VirtualBox can also power an Enterprise-scale virtual desktop deployment too, delivering many desktops to many users?
Here's a good question: "How can you figure out the VM name from within the VM itself?"
While this data is not automatically available, the general purpose, and very powerful VirtualBox "GuestProperty" APIs can be used from the host and guest to pass arbitrary data, in key/value pairs format, in and out of the guest. Note that this does require that the VirtualBox Guest Additions have been installed in the guest.