tags: blog dev farm machine virtual virtualbox wiki
11 Mar 2008 22:43
Look at this:
We want to make some Virtual hosting
I prepare the environment for it.
At first, it'll be the same server like the wikidot.com. In order to install VirtualBox i needed to:
yum install SDL.x86_64
yum install qt.x86_64
rpm -ihv VirtualBox-1.5.6_28266_rhel5-1.x86_64.rpm
(got from here: http://www.virtualbox.org/download/1.5.6/)
I added user vbuser with
- the group vboxusers (added by the RPM installation) — group of users that can run VirtualBox
- home: /vol/disk1/home-vbuser
- /home/vbuser links to /vol/disk1/home-vbuser
I started the VNC session with some gnome-panel and metacity for the user.
To do this again (in order one killed that) do:
killall Xvnc (this will probably kill all running virtual machines).
To connect to it just forward 5903 (this is :3 session of VNC) to localhost, in ssh:
ssh -L 5903:localhost:5903
and connect with a VNC client to the localhost:3
this way you don't transfer the plain password via the network. (the plain password goes through the SSH tunnel).
I created some test machine with a UbuntuServer on it (version 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon i386!!) and needed pkgs for wikidot.com (and the source from svn).
- RAM: 750MB
- disk: 20 GB auto-resize, LVM, guided partition scheme
- network: NAT — change to tun interface
This does not work out of the box, we must exchange the kernel like described here: http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2007/09/05/making-ubuntu-server-work-in-virtualbox/
Rescue the system, go to sheel and then:
apt-get remove linux-server
apt-get install linux-generic
then boot from the disk and press ESC when GRUB boots, select generic.
install OSE version.