Using the VirtualBox Image

The VirtualBox image package provides the same content of the Linux ISO already installed on a 32-bit virtual machine.


The installation and the management of Oracle VirtualBox is outside the scope of this training.

The virtual machine is configured to use:

  • 1 Core
  • 3Gb RAM
  • 20Gb hard disk space

If possible we suggest to increase this resources to:

  • 2 Cores
  • 4Gb RAM
  • 20Gb hard disk space

The credentials are the same as the Linux ISO

  • username: geosolutions
  • password: Geos

Verify Everything Works Correctly

  1. Open Firefox and click on the first GeoServer bookmark
  • The GeoServer administration page should load


On low spec hosts GeoServer can take up to 5 minutes to start up

  1. Click on “Layer Preview”, search for Boulder and open the layergroup “Boulder”
  • The preview should load
  1. Open pgAdmin III and doubleclick on the “postgres” server
  • A list of databases should open