VirtualBox

Configuration

Great. Now that you've got your OS all settled in, it's time to make it do the stuff we want it to do.

Keep Accurate Time

sudo apt-get install ntp

Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a collaborative pool of systems all over the world that keeps systems all over the world synchronized to the various atomic clocks that track mankinds most accurate perception of time. 

VirtualBox

Time Syncronization in the Guest

Since the everything that the virtual machine can do is dependent on the host system's actual hardware, the system clock in your virtual machine is completely dependent on what is going on in the host system.

Adding a Guest Virtual Machine

All the magic of this makes use of a magnificent command called "VBoxManage".

Step 1: Registering and setting the configuration.

VBoxManage createvm --name "Ubuntu 12.04 Server" --register

VBoxManage modifyvm "Ubuntu 12.04 Server" --memory 512 --acpi on --boot1 dvd --cpus 1

VBoxManage modifyvm "Ubuntu 12.04 Server"  --nic1 bridged --bridgeadapter1 eth0

 

Step 2: Creating the Virtual Disk Image

VBoxManage createhd --filename Ubuntu_12_04_Server.vdi --size 1000000

Host System

The first step in setting this up is figuring out what you will want. The basic concept here is that the 'host' computer is the one with all the memory, storage, and processing capacity. The Host computer will then only really be running two significant services:

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