The A+ doesn’t require a deep knowledge of virtualization, but you should know the following, at least:
- What a VMM is
- What a hypervisor is
- Type 1 hypervisors
- Type 2 hypervisors
We’ll be using virtual machines (VMs) in this class, on the open-source VirtualBox platform. Here’s what you need to do, assuming you’re on Windows:
- Download and install 7zip so you can handle .7z files. As with all software, download it from the source, not from a mass download site.
- Download and install Oracle VirtualBox. Select the version for “Windows Hosts”, of course.
- Go to a site you’ll learn to love, OSBoxes:
Click on “VM Images”, then select “VirtualBox Images”.
Download Ubuntu: plain, vanilla Ubuntu, not “Ubuntu MATE” or anything else. Just Ubuntu.
- Now watch this video, and do as the narrator does, EXCEPT:
–>**Put your virtual machines, each in a separate folder, in C:\Users\Public\VirtualBoxVMs **<– Notice there are no spaces!!!