I've just finished creating a Virtual Machine built using Sun's VirtualBox (now known as Oracle VirtualBox) virtual machine application (I used Sun VirtualBox v3.1.6). Refer the the original thread on where this all started:http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=5997.msg60783#msg60783Virtual Machine Specifications and Configuration:- System Configuration:
OS Version: unRAID 4.5.3 Basic Edition
Memory: 512MB RAM
Video Display: 5MB RAM
2D & 3D Accelerations: Disabled - Storage Configuration:
IDE Primary Master: unRAID_IDE1.vdi (Normal, 40.00 GB)
IDE Secondary Master (CD/DVD): None
SATA Port 0: unRAID_SATADISK1.vdi (Normal, 250.00 GB)
SATA Port 1: unRAID_SATADISK2.vdi (Normal, 250.00 GB)
SATA Port 2: unRAID_SATADISK3.vdi (Normal, 250.00 GB)
- Audio: Disabled
- Network Adapter 1: Intel PRO/1000 T Server (Bridged Adapter)
- Serial Port(s): Disabled
- USB: Disabled
- Shared Folders: None How to get Oracle (Sun) VirtualBox:http://dlc.sun.com/virtualbox/vboxdownload.htmlTo download the Virtual Machine:http://www.unraid.net/files
The files to download are 'unRAID_VM_453.zip' and 'Readme.txt' files.Host machine requirements to use this VM:
- CPU: Pentium 4/AMD Athlon 2.6 GHz or higher CPU (Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon II or higher is recommended).
- RAM: At least 1GB RAM (2GB RAM or higher recommended).
- OS: Basically any OS which is able to use VirtualBox (Was tested on a Windows 7 Host OS).
- Network: Basic LAN connection, set using a Bridged Configuration is the best way to go to interface this VM to your network (1Gbps NIC highly recommended).Importing the VM guest into VirtualBox:
To import the VM guest into VirtualBox, please follow the instructions below (Instructions should be universal for all VirtualBox applications across all Host OS's):
1). Click on File > Import Appliance...
2). Select the 'Choose...' button
3). Locate the extracted 'unRAID_VM_453' files for a file called 'unRAID.ovf'
4). Accept the defaults and import the VM.
Time to import the VM takes about 5 to 10 minutes or maybe longer, depending on the hosting computer's specifications.Note:
The disks on the VM need to be assigned, build the parity disk and get formated like any other physical unRAID Server. This process will also depend on the host's specifications. Do not interrupt these processes mentioned like powering off or suspend/pause the VM. It is best to let these building processes complete sucessfully before interrupting it in any way.Credits and Thanks:
Many thanks to all who assisted me on the original thread and also thank you to Msan for providing the FTP space to host this VM. I hope that this VM provides the courage and knowledge to those who want to test out unRAID but don't have the hardware or extra computer to test unRAID. Also to those who want an easier way to test and to develop on a unRAID machine. Though it is limited to only one parity and two data disks (a licemce restriction on the Basic Edition version), it is enough to give new comers to unRAID a 'feel' as to how unRAID works, which is the main purpose for this VM.