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Koha Virtual Box VM!

Start by downloading the Koha Virtual Machine instance from here.

This page is the documentation source for Koha on Virtual Box. Koha on Virtual Box is a ready to use installation of koha packed into a single file (.ova). You can download the file, import it to your virtual box and start using it.

External Resources

You can consult more resources at,

  • About Oracle Virutal Box click here.
  • Regarding koha click here.

Hardware Requirements

Since its a virtual image and works in virtual environment its very flexible to manage. The resources needed are,

  • RAM = 1GB (You can decrease/increase this value according to the resouces at your disposal).
  • HardDisk = 32 GB (Its dynamically allocated i.e. It will work with less than 3 GB free space and keep expanding as you keep adding data).
  • Processor = P4 upwards.

Software Requirements

This virtual machine serve only needs a layer of virtual environment (Exp. Oracle Virtual Box, VMWare Player etc.) to run. At the bottom of the virtual layer there can be any OS that is supported by the virtual technology you use.

On VMWare Player

This Virtual Machine can also be run on VMWare Player which is available for free download. You can import this .ova file by going to the Open A Virtual Machine link on the left and selecting this .ova file. However the installation won't work out of the box as it works on Oracle VB. You need to install the linux tools first on the Guest OS. Once you have installed the tools your VM will be available over the network and so will be your Dspace instance.


Thanks for trying koha on Virtual Box.

This instance of koha has been created using Debian Squeeze bare bone installation, i.e. there is no GUI interface. This will ensure minimum possible size though it may be cumbersome for those used to graphics.

The koha instance is ready to use. Download the .ova file, import it to your Virtual Box and its ready to use.

Access Details

You can access koha as under,

	Staff Client

Authorization Details

Login credentials for staff client are,

        Username* = kohaadmin
	Password  = dbadmin123

*You can also access the OS with the same user and sudo priviledges are enabled for this user if need be.

Known Issues

Known Issues: After importing the network settings may not work at first. You may need to shutdown the virtual machine and open the Settings >> Network and change the option from NAT to Bridged and select you NIC one to make it work.

Important: The installation is not meant for production, its only for test environment.

Contact Details

In case you face problems or want to make any suggestions you can write to me at amandeep.kapila[at]gmail.com

        Best of Luck

Title - Koha Virutal Box VM | Author - Amandeep Kapila | Article ID - 00000000040 | Last Updated - 2015-06-11 07:09:06 | Keywords - koha, Oracle Virtual Box, koha virtualization, virtual machine, virtual koha



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