This article covers the steps for importing a Virtual Machine into VirtualBox. If you have not yet installed VirtualBox, you can do so using the Install VirtualBox Guide.

To import one of the SCS Virtual Machines as a guest into VirtualBox, follow these steps:

  1. Download the Virtual Machine for your course from our Course Virtual Machines page.
    This will download the .ova file, which – if you are curious – is a compressed tarball of the Virtual Machine exported from VirtualBox
  2. In VirtualBox, go to File menu and click Import Appliance (or press CTRL-I)
  3. In the Appliance Import Window that opens, click the folder icon to browse for the .ova file you just downloaded, then click Next
  4. Do NOT change any of the Appliance Settings- these have already been optimized for most systems
  5. Click Import
  6. NOTE: Importing an Appliance can take 2-10 minutes depending on the speed of your computer and the size of the Virtual Machine
  7. When the import is complete, you will see the new Virtual Machine guest in VirtualBox’s guest list.