VirtualBox is an open source virtualization solution bought up by Sun.
Moving VM to another computer Edit
- Thread on how to move a virtualbox VM to another computer on the virtualbox forum.
- Blog post on cloning and copying VirtualBox VMs
Expand disk Edit
disk=file.vdi # Perhaps in ~/VirtualBox VMs/VMName/ size=20000 # In MB, so this would be ~20 GB VBoxManage modifyhd $disk --resize $size
Convert a VMware VM Edit
NixCraft has a quick guide to converting a VMware image to Virtualbox.
Problems with getting the correct IP adress Edit
It is not uncommon with Virtualbox that you are getting an IP adresse in the 10.0.x.x range, even though your DHCP is on e.g. 172.x.x.x or 192.x.x.x to fix this problem shutdown your virtual machine. Go to settings for the network and change your network card adapter from being PC-NET to being an Intel Pro card. This will solve the problem.