Setting up and configuring VirtualBox

If you've decided to use VirtualBox in your environment (either for studying, testing distributions, or evaluating network services before implementation), we will set up our VirtualBox host in this activity.

Acquiring VirtualBox

Downloading and installing VirtualBox is actually fairly straightforward, but each platform has its unique quirks. In Windows, the initial installation is simply a matter of navigating to the following site and downloading the setup file and running through the installation wizard:

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

After installation, all you would need to do is skip to the Downloading and installing the Extension Pack section of this chapter. Installing on Mac OS X is also ...

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