VirtualBox Evaluation Setup

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The quickest way to evaluate EnterMedia is to download our preconfigured Virtual Demo. In order to run the demo properly we recommend the latest version of Oracle’s VirtualBox. Once you have VirtualBox installed you can download the latest version of our installer (currently 8.15R1) from our downloads page.

You computer will require virtualization support. This can be enabled from the BIOS on boot up.

Importing the image is quick and easy. First, go to the File menu in VirtualBox and select “Import Appliance”.

VirtualMachine_importappliance

Select “Open appliance” and browse for the image.

VirtualMachine_openappliance

Click “Next”. Uncheck the USB Controller Box and click “Import”.

VirtualMachine_usb

Right-click on VM Image and go to “Settings”. Go to “Network” Group and make sure ports are defined depicted here:

VirtualMachine_network

The virtual machine can now be started by selecting the image and clicking “Start”.

Once the machine has started all you need to do is open a browser and navigate to localhost:8080/emshare. Login is: admin/admin

VirtualMachine_localhost

Click around to test the features and functions of our core product. Developers can log into the virtual machine to make tweaks and changes to the code using root/entermedia as credentials.

VirtualMachine_centosimagelogin

To change port 8080 go to Virtual Box Manager | CentOS… | Settings | Adapter 1 | Advanced | Port Forwarding

Tested on Virtual Box for Linux 4.1.22 and on Windows 4.2.0

Maintenance

Over time you may want to compress the size of your virtual machine.

  • Add a live CD such as pmagic_2012_09_12.iso
  • sudo zerofree -v /dev/mapper/vg_entermedia-lg_root
  • VBoxManage modifyhd CenOS_6.3x64_Headless\ EnterMedia.vdi -compact

Install Virtual Box Guest Additions

Host: Enable blank CD-ROM
Host: Menu: Device | Insert Guest Editions CD Image
Linux: mkdir -p /media/cdrom
Linux: mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom
Linux: yum groupinstall “Development Tools”
Linux: yum install kernel-devel kernel
Host: Devices | Install Guest Additions
Linux: /media/cdrom/VBoxInstallAdditions.run
Host: Devices | Shared Folders | Add Shared Folder
Linux: mount -t vboxsf stuff /media/stuff