How to Install OEL (Oracle Enterprise Linux) on Virtualbox?

Updated: Jul 29, 2019



This blog article focuses on configuring Virtualbox to create a new VM for Oracle Linux 7 (OEL) and installing Oracle Linux 7 from the ISO image as a guest operating system.


The Oracle Linux 7 ISO image can be downloaded from edelivery.oracle.com – Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. You must have a valid Oracle Account (free) to download the Linux ISO.


Link: edelivery.oracle.com (downloaded platform x86 64 bit for this post, check your system configuration before you download)




Configuring Virtual Box


To create a VM, click on the New button on the top left corner and provide a descriptive name for the VM, type of OS and Version. The name that is specified will be used to identify the VM configuration:


Once the required information is provided, click on the Next button​. Specify how much RAM you want to designate to your virtual machine. I have allocated 20 GB.

Click on Next button, lets keep Hard disk as default size.

Hit Create button, now keep Hard disk file type as VDI. We can change this later.


Hit Next button, keep storage as dynamic allocation.


Hit Next button and configure file location and size. For this post lets go with 20 GB.

Hit Create button. Once the VDI disk is created with the specified size, you will be re-directed back to the main screen. You will be able to see all the details as shown below: