For importing appliances we need to have an existing Virtual Machine with OVF format.
First I have created an Ubuntu operating system and exported it which is in OVF format.
Now here I will show you how to import the appliance in Oracle Virtual Box and start using your Ubuntu VM.
Below are the steps for importing appliances:
Step 1 ) Open Oracle VirtualBox Manager
Step 2) Navigate to ‘File’
and click on ‘Import Appliance’
for importing our Ubuntu template.:
Step 3) Import wizard will be opened where we need to select the OVF format file
Below is the OVF format i.e. ‘Ubuntu_VBOX’
which I have exported earlier from another machine and copied to my local system:
Step 4) Once the file is been selected then click on ‘Next’
to proceed further:
Step 5) Now click on ‘Import’
for importing the Ubuntu template:
The the progress bar will show the for how much percent of importing is been done:
Step 6) once the import gets completed then we will see the list for the imported virtual machine on the left side of the VirtualBox as like below:
Step 7) Now click on the ‘Start’ button to start the Virtual machine which we have imported before:
We can see the progress for startup for our virtual machine which is a Ubuntu operating system:
Step 8) Provide the username and password if it is been set while created the initial virtual machine, because when I created Ubuntu VM I have provided the username and password:
Step 9) Finally our virtual machine started after providing the correct username and password as like below:
Now we can use Ubuntu OS on Windows machine by using Oracle VirtualBox and we can install other software on it and can use like a sandbox or development environment. By using this on a Oracle VrtialBox we do not have to install two different Operating system on sane host which was really a big issue to switch every time we need anything on other OS. Earlier many system used to have two or three OS on the same machine , even now but now Oracle VirtualBox , VMware and many more software helps us to make the environment ready in a very simple way.