One of the technologies I like to use more is virtualization. I like to build my operating system from scratch but I also like to try other operating systems, and that’s where VirtualBox comes in.
Basically we now have within the same physical machine, a set of virtual machines that can run over different operating systems.
VirtualBox is a free application that allows users to try the full potential of virtualization where we can build a system with all the technical features but in a virtual, not permanent, way.
The Virtualbox is currently the most popular virtualization tool for home environments. This new version adds new features, including most importantly the VM Groups and improvements in network and support for new platforms.
The new VM Groups functionality allows administrators and users to manage multiple machines at once, through a graphical interface or via CLI.
It Â has support for 36 virtual NICs (instead of the 8 that were supported in earlier versions). Furthermore, one of the most interesting is the support for VLAN tagging, thus allowing the operation of VMs network scenarios with VLANs.Â And the user can now set the bandwidth for each virtual machine.
VirtualBox 4.2 now has support for Windows 8, Mac OS X 10.8 “Lion Mountain” and Oracle Linux 6.3
Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.2 presents a number of interesting features that help and support the massification of virtualization technology. For those who have never tried it, here’s a good opportunity.
How to install on Ubuntu?
1 – Open terminal and type:
echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian $ (lsb_release-sc) contrib"sudo apt-get update
sudo tee / etc / apt / sources.list.d / virtualbox.list wget-q-O-http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc sudo apt-key add -Â
Download (Win): Â Virtualbox 4.2.0
Download (Mac): Â VirtualBox 4.2.0