Virtual Machine Software (VirtualBox)

Install the free VirtualBox. Our pre-built VM images can be used by both VMWare and VirtualBox. Here are some instructions for VirtualBox:

Pre-built Virtual Machine Images (Ubuntu)

All the SEED labs should be conducted in our pre-built virtual machine image, because we have installed all the necessary tools, software, and libraries that are needed by the SEED labs. Students just need to download the VM, and run it using VirtualBox (or VMWare).

  • New: SEEDUbuntu16.04.zip: This VM was built in May 2018, after a full year's testing.
    • Download the image from one of the following servers:
    • User Manual: includes the account and password information, list of software and servers installed, and configuration.
    • Unzip SEEDUbuntu-16.04-32bit.zip and you should be able to see a folder. Follow the this document to load the image into VirtualBox.
  • SEEDUbuntu12.04.zip: This VM is built was Jaunary 2016; it will be gradually phased out.
    • Download the image from the following server (the MD5 checksum of the file is 6ec9c429a2f4a9163530ada20f0621dc):
    • User Manual: includes the account and password information, list of software and servers installed, and configuration.
    • VM Customization: Some labs require multiple VMs; to help you easily identify which VMs you are in, you can do some simple customization. You need to download this file (Customization.zip) as well