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Getting started with Oracle BI: a virtual experience – Part III

(continued from Part II)

Step 5

You are ready to assemble the VMDK files into a working virtual machine. Make sure that VMDK and OVF files are all in the same directory (Figure 1)

 

Start up VirtualBox application (Figure 1; disregard already imported appliance). The virtual appliance will be created in the default directory - be sure to set up the directory that has enough free space to accommodate files, logs etc.(virtual size for the running appliance will increase the size of VMDK file by ~30%; you need all free space on the hard-drive you can get!)

 

By default, on Windows machines, the directory will be located on C:\ drive; to change it, go to File > Preference… option. The Default Machine Folder will be under tab [General] - select [Other…] choice from the drop-down box as shown on Figure 2

From the File menu select  [Import Appliance…] option. The “Appliance Import Wizard” screen would appear. Click on [Choose…] button to navigate to the directory where the [Sampleapp_v107_GA.ovf] file is located, and select it.

The next screen will present the summary of the virtual appliance settings including location of the .VMDK files (they have to be in the same directory where .OVF file is).

Click [Import] button to start the process which can take up to several hours - depending on the computer’s caharacteristics.

(continued in Part IV of  Getting started with Oracle BI:  a virtual experience)