Bioinformatics and Virtual Machines

Introduction: What are Virtual Machines?

  • We introduce the concept of the virtual machine, what they can be used for and the advantages and disadvantages of using them.

Why use a Virtual machine and what is it?

  • Fetching and installing the VM software

  • Getting Virtualbox Book

  • Over to you - Installing Virtualbox Assignment

Downloading & installing Bioinformatics VMs

  • Obtaining virtual machines Book

  • Create a Virtual Machine Assignment

Getting cosy - making the VM play nice with Windows

  • Installing Guest additions Book

  • Configuring shared folders Book

Going forward with your virtual machines

  • Giving linux VM more diskspace & cloning

More advanced topics in using Virtualbox

  • What have we learned about Virtual machines for Bioinformatics?

Keywords: VM, IFR, Institute of Food Research, Quadram Institute, Bioinformatics

Difficulty level: Beginner

Authors: Mark Fernandes

Bioinformatics and Virtual Machines https://tess.elixir-europe.org/materials/bioinformatics-and-virtual-machines We introduce the concept of the virtual machine, what they can be used for and the advantages and disadvantages of using them. VM, IFR, Institute of Food Research, Quadram Institute, Bioinformatics