May 20 2014

Virtual Box – This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU: pae

Tried to install a new VM in Virtual box today and received an error stating:

“This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU:pae”

In this video I show you how to enable PAE for the virtual machine.

For more information on PAE click here.

Remember to watch in 1080p

Dec 3 2013

Installing Virtual Box Guest Additions in Zentyal

I stumbled across Zentyal¬†which seemed to be quite an interesting Linux distribution. I say that as they claim to be able to replace Microsoft’s Small Business Server (SBS) and co-exist with Active Directory and Exchange.

Have a look at their website for all the features.

I wanted to install the guest additions after installing Zentyal in Oracle’s Virtual Box to run the virtual machine in full screen mode. This was not as straight forward as I though it might be. Below is a video tutorial that I created to show how to install the guest additions in Zentyal. (Watch in HD and full screen)

Also note: the links below the video are for the sites I used to get this working.

Zentyal’s Forum link


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Apr 10 2013

Getting your guests in Virtual Box to communicate with each other

I’ve built quite a few labs using Virtual Box but tend to forget how to get the guests to communicate with each other. Below is a quick video that I put together to show how to set up Virtual Box to get this working.

This is helpful with adding member servers to domain controllers and getting a complete AD site running. Another thing shown is how to setup sharing to access data from your guests that reside on the host machine.