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- Brocade SDN Controller Wiki is where you can find out more information about Brocade SDN Controller.
This video shows how to create a virtual machine in VirtualBox that meets the Brocade SDN Controller requirements.
VirtualBox VM System Requirements For BVC 1.1.1 (from Brocade SDN Controller 1.1.1 Quick Start):
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Transcript for video:
Hi there. This video is going to teach you how to actually build a virtualbox virtual machine that will run the BVC 1.1.1.
The first thing we need is Ubuntu 14.04.
Here we go and get the Ubuntu Desktop it needs to be the 64 bit and we will go ahead and download it.
I have sped up this download it takes quite a bit of time, so it will skip ahead here.
And sure enough there we have the download.
We are going to create a new machine.
Now with the download, what we are going to do is start VirtualBox
Give it a name.
Pick Linux 64 bit.
Pick the minimum memory size of 6 gig.
Then we create a disk which is set to the minimum size of 32 gigabytes.
And now that it is created we going to set some settings.
The first one is to set the processors to 4 which is the minimum.
And then we are going to add a DVD drive to the ISO that we downloaded which is Ubuntu. So that it will begin to install.
Okay, so now when we start that machine the first thing it does is read off that Ubuntu ISO and in fact begin to install Ubuntu.
I have sped this up significantly. You can see us beginning the install.
Pick download updates while installing.
We say to erase the disk and then install.
We pick our time zone.
We pick our language.
We enter a name and password. Remember your password. We say login automatically.
So we don't have to remember the password all the time, but you will need it.
Then it begins copying the files, which, again, I have sped up enormously.
So when it is done copying the files and installing them it will tell us that it is done and to reboot.
In this case we have actually just stopped it.
At this point you have VirtualBox and Ubuntu 14.04 and all the machine requirements. I am starting the machine here.
These two steps are not strictly required but they will make your life significantly easier.
The first is to install VirtualBox Guest User Additions. That will allow the window to be grown and shrunk.
So here we are installing them.
We have to enter our password.
This takes a little bit longer, I sped it up. But, when it is done, it will let you know.
When it is done we go ahead shutdown and select restart.
As we restart you will see the window is actually going to allow us to grow it much bigger.
There. It is already bigger and then I make it full screen.
You cannot do that without the VirtualBox User Additions.
The next thing I suggest you do is to find the terminal and put it the quick bar on the left side.
That is because you will be doing a lot of terminal work and having that handy will make your life easier.
Okay so your are all set. You have a machine that you can now go install BVC. Click the link above and we will take you back to the video where we teach you how to install BVC.