Sharing Host Computer Driectories with VirtualBox Guests Using NFS

Sept. 14, 2022, 6 p.m.

The VirtualBox Type II hypervisor includes a mechanism to share VM host directories with the VM guest through the functionality termed Shared Folders in a VMs settings in VirtualBox Manager. As an alternative to this built-in functionality, for cases when it is impractical, or not possible -- for example, during installation of an OS on a newly created VM, Network File System [NFS] can be configured on the VM host to allow access to directories …


VMware: Installing Workstation Player 12.1.0 on Ubuntu 15.10

Nov. 30, 2015, 6 p.m.

Installation of VMware Workstation Player remains as straightforward as previous version of VMware's free hypervisor for desktop systems. However Ubuntu's recent adoption of systemd in place of Upstart, has added additional steps in installing VMware Workstation Player (previously VMware Player). This article presents the installation process, describing the prerequisites, showing the download page and VMware product doumentation, the installation command, and the necessary process for recent Ubuntu systems using systemd. There is even …