VirtualBox is a free and open-source hypervisor software that runs on Windows, Mac OS, Linux and Solaris. It can run nearly all x86 operating systems, including Windows, Linux, BSD, OS/2, Solaris, Haiku, as well as a limited form of Mac OS.
Running on CollabVM
CollabVM currently does not support using VirtualBox as a virtualizor. CollabVM 2.0 is planned to include VirtualBox support. When VirtualBox support is officially added, more information will be listed on this page.
Hosting on CollabVM 2.0
Note: These are placeholder instructions, these will probably change later
- Install the VirtualBox Extension Pack. You can find the latest download here: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads. Follow the instructions on the page.
- Restart VirtualBox if you installed it while VirtualBox was running.
- Right click on the VM you want to host and choose "Settings".
- Click on "Display", and click "Remote Display".
- Check the "Enable Server" box. The port can be whatever.
- Open the CollabVM Admin Panel.
- Click on "New VM".
- Fill in the following information:
- "hostname" should be where the VM is being hosted, this can either be "localhost" or a remote IP.
- "port" should be 3389, if you used the default port.
- Set the protocol to "RDP".
- Verify the information is correct and start the VM.
Why is there no VNC support, even with an extpack?
Unfortunately, to have VNC support in VirtualBox, you must build it from source (https://www.virtualbox.org/browser/vbox/trunk/src/VBox/ExtPacks/VNC).
If you are on Arch Linux, there is the virtualbox-ext-vnc package.
Ubuntu users apparently have the VNC ExtPack pre-installed with the