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.

  2. Click on “Layer Preview”, search for Boulder and, for example, open the layer “BoulderCityLimits” with OpenLayers:

    • An interactive map of the current layer should open in a new tab.
  3. Open pgAdmin and doubleclick on the “postgres” server.

    • A list of databases should open.