This post is intended to be a dummy guide, best practices, or whatever you call it… about setting up a network while working with virtual boxes on a desk- or laptop. I was setting up a virtual box environment with several Virtual Boxes on my laptop, and as I’m not a network – specialist, I came across a few annoying things, challenges if you like. And when I was googling around, it appeared to be I’m not the only one, so I felt the urge to share some experiences.
Already published this post on the amis-blog by the way, a long time ago. Decided to publish it also on my own blog.
What I want is the following environment and some elements smells like a subset of the real life:
1. Connect from my laptop to my virtual box through ssh and sqlplus, with fixed ip-address.
2. Simulate a private network, a network between the virtual boxes, also with fixed ip-addresses.
3. Occasionally connect to the internet from within the virtual boxes. To performs a ‘yum update’ and that kind of stuff.