This is worth configuring as it makes life (labbing 🙂 ) absolutely easy for IT System Administrator. This will help you a lot by not manually inputting text etc., or search for items by opening new web browsers inside of the virtual machine to copy and paste.
Setup: To configure the bidirectional shared clipboard has to be configured on all individual VM running in VirtualBox.
– Launch VirtualBox and – Select the guest VM
Next, click on the settings button. or right click on the VM and click on settings or press Ctrl + S on your keyboard
– Select Advanced – Under the Shared Clipboard, select “Bidirectional”
– You can also enable the “Drag and Drop” feature and – Finally click on ok.
This is all that needs to be done. When you log back into the virtual machine, you will now be able to copy and paste text between the host device and the VM. The Drag’n’Drop feature lets you select a whole data file from the host to the guest or vice versa.
When prompted with this error “The Virtual Machine Management service encountered an error while configuring the hard disk on a virtual machine”
Solution: This is because the system failed to create a new hard disk file of the same name on the same path. – Locate where the VHDX files are stored and deleted them. – And then try to create a new Virtual Machine (VM).
To boot a virtual machine (VM) using PXE boot, the VM has to support an emulated Legacy Network Adapter. Follow the steps below to perform this.
– Shut down or turn off the virtual machine. – Edit the settings of the virtual machine. – Browse to Add Hardware, select Legacy Network Adapter, and click Add. – Click OK to save your changes.
Now the virtual machine is PXE capable, with the lower performing Legacy Network Adapter.
Follow up with other manual steps
Add the legacy network adapter – Click on Add
Click Expand the legacy Network Adapter recently added – Enter the Mac Address (Depending on your environment, you have to set a Static MAC address that will enable the VM search for the WDS server or else it will fail)
– Click on the Next, click on the legacy Network adapter and – under the virtual switch, select the right network adapter
Lastly, ensure that the client boots first using the Legacy Network Adapter. Just select the Legacy Network Adapter and move it to the top using the buttons.
Start your Virtual Machine, and now PXE boot should function correctly
Here is the result below of a successful deployment.