VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for hardware. Targeted at server, desktop, and embedded use, it’s now the one professional-quality virtualization resolution. It can also be Open Source Software. A highly effective virtualization product for enterprise in addition to home use.
VirtualBox offers are helpful for several situations: Running multiple operating systems concurrently. VirtualBox means you can run more than one operating system at a time.
With this approach, you possibly can run a software program written for one operating system on one another (for example, a Windows software program on Linux or a Mac) without having to reboot to make use of it.
Since you possibly can conﬁgure what sorts of “virtual” hardware need to be offered to every such operating system, you possibly can install a previous operating system similar to DOS or OS/2 even when your actual computer’s hardware is not supported by that operating system.
Software distributors can use digital machines to ship total software program conﬁgurations. For example, installing a whole mail server resolution on an actual machine could be a tedious process.
With VirtualBox, a fancy setup (typically known as an “appliance”) may be packed right into a digital machine. Installing and running a mail server becomes as straightforward as importing such a piece of equipment into VirtualBox.
Changes in VirtualBox 7.0.8 :
- VMM: Fixed EFLAGS.TF handling for CPUID instructions when Hyper-V is used
- VMM: Fixed MONITOR/MWAIT crash with Solaris guests when Hyper-V is used on Windows 11
- VMM: Introduced general improvements in the nested visualization area
- VMM: Fixed triple fault-related guru meditations for UEFI guests starting with macOS Ventura 13.3
- GUI: Brought back Restore current snapshot checkbox of Close VM dialog
- GUI: Fixes and validation for VM settings USB filters editor, filter port value is now properly saved/restored
- GUI: Fixes for VM name and OS type embedded editors of the Details pane
- GUI: Cloud-related wizards should now propose enabled profiles before disabled
- Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack: Fixed shipping of the cryptographic support module for full VM encryption
- E1000: Fixed possible guru meditation when changing network attachments
- virtio-net: Follow-up fixes for FreeBSD 12.3 and pfSense 2.6.0
- 3D: Fixed various graphics issues with Windows 7 guests
- Main/UefiVariableStore: Added API to add signatures to the MOK list (Machine Owner Key)
- VBoxManage: Introduced modifynvram enrollmok sub-command to enroll Machine Owner Key into NVRAM, so Linux guest kernel can pick it up to verify the signature of modules signed with this key
- Guest Control/Main: Fixed deleting files via built-in toolbox
- Linux host: Added possibility to bypass kernel modules signature verification once VBOX_BYPASS_MODULES_SIGNATURE_CHECK=”1″ is specified in /etc/vbox/vbox.cfg, useful in case Linux distribution does not provide the necessary tools to verify kernel module signature
- Linux Guest Additions and Host Installer: Improved detection if the system is running systemd as the init process
- Linux Guest Additions and host drivers: Introduce initial support for kernel 6.3
- Linux Guest Additions: Added possibility to bypass kernel modules signature verification once VBOX_BYPASS_MODULES_SIGNATURE_CHECK=”1″ is specified in /etc/virtualbox-guest-additions.conf, useful in case if Linux distribution does not provide the necessary tools to verify kernel module signature
- Linux Guest Additions: Added experimental support for kernel modules and user services reloading at the end of the installation process, thus guest system reboot after Guest Additions (7.0.8 and newer) upgrade is no longer required in the general case
- Linux Guest Additions: Fixed vboxvideo build issue with RHEL 8.7, 9.1, and 9.2 kernels
Currently, Oracle VM VirtualBox runs on the following host operating systems:
- Windows hosts (64-bit):
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 10
- Windows 11 21H2
- Windows Server 2012
- Windows Server 2012 R2
- Windows Server 2016
- Windows Server 2019
- Windows Server 2022
- Mac OS X hosts (64-bit):
- 10.15 (Catalina)
- 11 (Big Sur)
- 12 (Monterey)
Intel hardware is required.
- Linux hosts (64-bit). Includes the following:
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS and 22.04
- Debian GNU/Linux 10 (“Buster”) and 11 (“Bullseye”)
- Oracle Linux 7, 8 and 9
- CentOS/Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, 8 and 9
- Fedora 35 and 36
- Gentoo Linux
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 and 15
- openSUSE Leap 15.3
Size: 106 MB