Virtual Disk Image (VDI) and Virtual Machine Disk (VMDK) files are widely used formats in the world of virtualization. Mostly used with VirtualBox and VMware, if you're looking to bring these virtual machine images into your QEMU/KVM virtualization environment, you're in the right place. This guide will walk you through the step-by-step process of how to import VDI and VMDK files into your QEMU/KVM setup, allowing you to take full advantage of these versatile formats in your virtualization projects.
Rocky Linux 9 is a long term support OS, so you can safely use it for another 10 years. Most cloud providers offer it already, where you don't need to install it. But if you are testing or even hosting an app on your local machine, you can install Rocky Linux 9 in a VirtualBox to do so.
To be able to access a shared folder or copy paste in the guest OS in VirtualBox, one need to install and enable guest additions in VirtualBox guest OS first.
I am on Manjaro OS, but it should not matter what OS you are on. The end result of this article is to run macOS in Virtualbox on any Linux OS.
I was working on a web project and needed to share the VirtualBox appliance(OVA file) with others to test it out(hosting and Internet is not an option, an offline solution). To accomplish this without the user configure anything, I created host only network on VirtualBox before sharing. That way they can just import the appliance and run it. To access the web app through an IP, we will create a host only network for it.