Tutorial for installing headless VirtualBox on a vps

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Tutorial for installing headless VirtualBox on a vps

Postby powermower » 25. Nov 2010, 18:46

Hello,
I want to install a headless virtualbox on a ubuntu vps (guest=windows7). I want to make it highly secure (port blocking).
Is there a good tutorial out there for this? Thanks!

p.s.
If not, please tell me what I should read for this.
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Re: Tutorial for installing headless VirtualBox on a vps

Postby Perryg » 25. Nov 2010, 18:52

A good place to start is to read your VirtualBox users guide. It explains how to set this up. The ports are up to you.
You have several avenues that you can go down so read the network section (6) and the remote section (7) closely.
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Re: Tutorial for installing headless VirtualBox on a vps

Postby Sasquatch » 27. Nov 2010, 14:41

VPS means Virtual Private Server. VB doesn't work that well on a virtual environment. Since the 'Host' is Linux, I'm pretty sure the underlying base is Xen or VMware ESX(i). With Xen as base, it will never work because VB just doesn't like it. You can check this by verifying the kernel you're running with 'uname -a'. No idea with ESX, but that will probably fail too, but you will figure that out soon enough when you try.

See Virtualization inside a virtualizer, discussions too.
Read the Forum Posting Guide before opening a topic.
VirtualBox FAQ: Check this before asking questions.
Online User Manual: A must read if you want to know what we're talking about.
Howto: Install Linux Guest Additions
Howto: Use Shared Folders on Linux Guest
See the Tutorials and FAQ section at the top of the Forum for more guides.
Try searching the forums first with Google and add the site filter for this forum.
E.g. install guest additions site:forums.virtualbox.org

Retired from this Forum since OSSO introduction.
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