The “Information Age” has left us with more information than we can easily handle. As a result, storage has become an industry in itself, and it is no longer just for backup and recovery. Simple access and retrieval can be difficult when you have terabytes of data to deal with. Virtualization has presented its own […]
In the old days, when you needed to deploy a new server, there was at least some legwork involved. You would have to find rack space, make sure the rack had enough power for a new server, install an image on the server, and, if the image is not exactly what you needed, customize it […]
Another year has come and gone, and it is the perfect time for you to tighten up the screws on your server and make sure everything is in working order. The following checklist should help you along the way.
Run those updates – If you have been putting off updates, now is as good of a […]
Continued from Part 1. Next, you need to configure Virtualbox to appear on your network. You can do this by using a second virtual network device. Do the following:
Choose “Network” and add a new device if one is not already present by click the green plus.
You should then have a device called vboxnet0 or […]
In some previous posts, you learned how to setup a Virtualbox virtual machine (VM) for the purpose of creating a test server environment. Once you have a functioning test server, you are free to always work on it within the virtual machine, but if you ever want to connect to it remotely, you probably soon […]
Now that you have a virtual machine created, it needs an operating system. Just follow these simple steps:
With your virtual machine selected from the side panel, click the “Settings” button
Click the “storage” option
Click the “add attachment button” and then choose CD/DVD device”
You can then select an ISO to create a virtual drive. Alternatively, you […]
You can use a dedicated server for a wide variety of tasks. It is not just limited to one particular type of hosting. What may prove to be an obstacle, however, is safely testing new applications and alternative uses for your server without the risk of harming active websites or even bringing the entire server […]