If you don’t have the luxury of having a server readily available but you want to do some research and development or training on Oracle, then Oracle’s VirtualBox is a perfect solution.
To be able to use VirtualBox, you need to disable Hyper-V as it blocks all other Hyper Visors from calling VT hardware. See my post blog on how to do this:
Disabling Microsoft’s Hyper-V to use Oracle’s VirtualBox
At the time of writing this blog, the latest is:
To install, launch the VirtualBox executable i.e. VirtualBox-5.1.28-117968-Win.exe with a user with admin rights:
Change options as you wish, otherwise click ‘Next‘.
Accept the warning and click ‘Yes‘.
You will see the progress, wait until you see the following:
Once finished, click ‘Finish‘ and VirtualBox will load:
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Zed DBA (Zahid Anwar)