VirtualBox Installation Guide

It is recommended for this setup that the user have a basic understanding of virtualization and VirtualBox. Some familiarity with Linux Administration would be helpful as well.

Install VirtualBox

Start VirtualBox

  • If installing VirtualBox for the first time, the default Machine Folder directory needs to be manually created
    • Here is an example using the following command through a terminal (Linux/MacOSX example):
mkdir -p /home/yourname/VirtualBoxVm
  • Start VirtualBox
  • Determine the Default Machine Folder for VMs through the VirtualBox System Preferences.
    • VirtualBox GUI: File->Preferences->General
  • This is where the ISIS3 VM will be copied to
    • Note that this directory can be created wherever you choose on your system

Computer Requirements for ISIS VM

Ensure that your computer meets the minimum requirements for installing the ISIS VM and running ISIS:

  • Total disk space: 15GB
    • 10 to 15GB of space is required for the VM install (note: if you want to modify the VM or add more data, you will need more space on your computer)
  • Memory: 1GB per VM (VirtualBox's default - you can modify this on each VM's settings if you want)